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Washington Looks To Continue Apple Cup Dominance

The Apple Cup has taken residence in Seattle for the past four seasons and there has been little concern that it could be moving to Pullman in that span. The Washington Huskies have won the past four games against the Washington State Cougars by an average of 22.8 points per game. If Washington wins the Apple Cup once again Saturday, it will be the first time either program has won it five consecutive years since the Huskies took it six straight years from 1998 to 2003.

Shark Bites
  • Washington State is 0-3 ATS in its last 3 games against Washington.
  • Washington is 6-1 SU and ATS in its last 7 games at home against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington State’s last 8 games.

Washington won last season’s Apple Cup in a 45-17 rout. Huskies quarterback Jake Browning completed 21 of his 29 passes while throwing for 292 yards and three touchdowns in that outing.

However, Washington is far from a powerhouse this season. They lost to Stanford two weeks ago and they should have lost to Utah last week. The defense has completely fallen off the wagon in that span, as the Huskies have surrendered 60 points and 816 yards.

Washington State is trending in the other direction, winning each of its past two, including a game against Stanford. That means that the Cougars have a chance to win the Pac-12 North if they can pull out the win in this one. Quarterback Luke Falk will need to finally step up vs Washington if his team wants to win, as the senior has thrown for three touchdowns and five interceptions in two starts vs the Huskies.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Washington State Cougars opened as 10.5-point underdogs in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of writing time. Check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 41-22 win for the Huskies. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Washington State Cougars vs Washington Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington State Cougars will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 7-4 against the spread this season, while the Washington Huskies are 6-5 ATS. Washington State is 4-7 on the OVER/UNDER betting totals; Washington is 5-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Washington State injuries news.

The game pits the Huskies, currently No. 6 in our OddsShark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Cougars, who rate No. 18 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Huskies' No. 21-ranked offense (36.55 PPG) against a Washington State Cougars defense that ranks No. 40 at 22.91 PPG. The Huskies passing attack has averaged 233.55 yards per game, more than the Cougars give up through the air (174.18 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cougars own the league's No. 37-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 152.5 yards per game when on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 49 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Washington State's last outing, Luke Falk threw for 311 yards to lead the Cougars over Utah 33-25 at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Jake Browning led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 354 yards Saturday as the Huskies downed the Utes 33-30 at Husky Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Washington State is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Washington State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington State's last 8 games
  • Washington State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Washington is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
  • Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Washington is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Washington State