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Cardinal face Cougars in Week 5 odds

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No. 5 Stanford rides a 12-game winning streak into Pullman for a Pac-12 battle with 3-1 Washington State Saturday night (10 pm ET, ESPN).

In early Pac 12 wagering, the Cardinal, who just routed Arizona State and have beaten the Cougars five times in a row, were favored by 10.5 points over Wazzu, which has scored 90 points in its last two games.

The Cougars are 3-1 so far on the season, and 4-0 ATS vs. the number. The Cardinal, meanwhile, are 3-0 and 1-2 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Washington State go 1-3 and the Cardinal go 2-1 on the totals.

View Stanford Cardinal vs Washington State Cougars Odds and Stats.

Fans backing the Cougars here saw them open at 5Dimes as 10-point Underdog in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

The game pits the Cougars, currently No. 78 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Cardinal, who rate No. 13 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 41-38 victory for the Cougars.

Last time out for Stanford, they were a 42-28 winner as they battled Arizona State at home. Stanford covered in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 70 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington State's No. 61-ranked offense (31 PPG) against a Cardinal defense that ranks No. 42 at 20.33 PPG. The Cougars passing attack has averaged 328.75 yards per game, more than the Cardinal give up through the air (210.67 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cardinal feature the league's No. 80-rated road run defense, allowing 217 yards per game. Washington State, meanwhile, ranks No. 120 in rushing offense at home.

A few Cardinal at Cougars trends to consider:
Stanford is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Stanford's last 6 games
Stanford is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Washington State
Washington State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Washington State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington State is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State's last 6 games

Next up:
Stanford at Washington, Saturday, October 5th
Washington State at California, Saturday, October 5th