The Washington Huskies (5-4) travel to Corvallis on Friday for a PAC-12 North battle against the Oregon State Beavers (4-4). Kickoff is set for 11:30 PM EST on November 8th at Reser Stadium and the game will be televised on FS1.
Taking a look at the Week 11 college football odds, Washington opened as a 9.5-point road favorite earlier this week. The spread hasn’t moved at all after early betting, as the Huskies are currently available at -9.5. The total for the game is sitting at 65 points.
Vegas Betting Preview & Game Odds: Oregon State vs Washington
Washington has now lost three out of their last four games after falling 33-28 at home against #8 overall Utah last weekend to drop to 5-4 on the season overall. The Huskies led 21-19 heading into the fourth quarter but fell apart down the stretch, giving up two touchdowns over the final 15 minutes en route to a five-point loss. QB Jacob Eason went 29/52 for 316 passing yards and four touchdowns through the air but also got picked off twice. RB Salvon Ahmed couldn’t get anything going on the ground, rushing for only 50 yards on 14 carries. Hunter Bryant torched the Utes secondary, hauling in six catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns. Overall, Washington generated well over 350 total yards of offense and scored four touchdowns despite coming up just short on the scoreboard.
The Huskies had tough outing on the other side of the ball against Utah, allowing over 400 total yards of offense and three touchdowns. Washington held Utes RB Zack Moss to just 3.7 yards per carry but he still rushed for 100 yards and a score on the ground.
Oregon State won their second straight game last weekend, beating Arizona 56-38 on the road to get back to .500 on the season overall. The Beavers scored four touchdowns in the second quarter and cruised to victory after the half, outscoring the Wildcats 21-19 down the stretch before eventual winning by double-digits. QB Jake Luton was excellent, going 20/26 for 328 passing yards and three touchdowns. Artavis Pierce and Jermar Jefferson were basically unstoppable on the ground, combining for 219 rushing yards and four touchdowns. WR Isaiah Hodgins also got in on the scoring parade, making seven catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns. As a whole, Oregon State gained just under 600 total yards of offense and scored eight touchdowns against a shell-shocked Wildcats defense.
The Beavers really struggled defensively against Arizona, surrendering well over 500 total yards of offense and five touchdowns. Oregon State had no answer for the Wildcats on the ground, as J.J Taylor and Gary Brightwell combined for 132 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
NCAA Football Betting Predictions & Free Pick: Washington -9.5
Even though I’m also interested in the UNDER on 65 total points scored in this PAC-12 clash on Friday night, I just don’t have quite enough confidence in the Beavers defense to pull the trigger. While their offense has outscored many of the defensive issues as of late, I’m not so sure that will be the case here in Week 11 against a tough Huskies team that will be hungry for a win after losing back to back game to Top 10 overall opponents by less than ten points combined. Oregon State has now given up at least 31 points in four out of their last five games, which certainly doesn’t bode well for them against a Washington offense that has scored 110 total points in just their last three games combined.
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The Beavers haven’t fared all that well at home so far this season either, losing three out of their last four games at Reser Stadium. They are also a dreadful 4-16 outright over their last 20 battles with PAC-12 opponents as well. On the other side, Washington is a very respectable 8-4 against the spread in their last 12 games overall. The Huskies have also covered the number in five out of their last seven meetings with Oregon State overall. I’m going to lay the 9.5 points and take a shot with the road favorite in what should be a very entertaining matchup on Friday evening – give me Washington to cover!