The #9 ranked Washington Huskies travel to California on Friday to take on the Stanford Cardinal in a Pac-12 showdown. Kickoff will be at 10:30 PM EST on Friday, November 10th from Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California. The game will be televised on FS1.
Washington enters this game as 7 point road favorites. Early betting has shifted the line slightly, as the Huskies originally opened at -5.5. The over/under for the game is 50 points. Click here for a full list of Week 10 betting odds and links to game previews.
Washington vs Stanford Betting Line & Game Preview
The Huskies improved to 8-1 the season last weekend after an impressive 38-3 victory against the Oregon Ducks. Washington was dominant on both sides of the ball, gaining 451 total yards while limiting Oregon to just 278 yards. WR Dante Pettis had a huge game, catching four passes for 87 yards and a touchdown. Pettis also returned a punt for 64 yards to become the NCAA all-time leader in punt returns for TD’s. QB Jake Browning continued his stellar play, increasing his passing yard average to 211.9 yards/game. As a whole, the Huskies offense is currently averaging 38.6 points per game which is 15th overall nationwide. On the other side of the ball, Washington is holding teams to an average of just 11.1 points per game on 240.9 yards.
Stanford lost a heartbreaker to Washington State last weekend after giving up a 21-17 lead midway through the 4th quarter. The Cardinal kept things interesting all game despite being outgained by a 430-198 margin. Star running back Bryce Love found the end zone yet again but only managed to rush for 69 yards against a tough Cougars defense. Love is currently averaging a ridiculous 182.0 yards on the ground per game. He is a large reason why Stanford is currently averaging 33.7 points per game on just over 400 total yards. Defensively, the Cardinal are allowing opponents to score an average of 21.3 points per game on 400.7 total yards.
Free NCAAF Betting Prediction: Washington -7
This should be a really entertaining game between two Pac-12 rivals. Washington has struggled at times on the road this season, but Stanford is relatively one-dimensional on offense and is currently in the midst of a quarterback controversy. QB Keller Chryst was benched last weekend in favor of K.J. Costello who certainly didn’t look any better. Washington is ranked as one of the top teams in the entire nation on both sides of the ball. Outside of Bryce Love, I have a hard time envisioning that the Cardinal find any real success offensively on Friday evening.
Washington is an impressive 5-1 ATS over their past six games and 5-0 ATS in their past five games against teams with a winning record. They are also 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against opponents from the Pac-12. Stanford is 1-3-1 ATS over their past five games and just 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games. While certainly being an above average team defensively, they certainly aren’t the powerhouse that the Washington defense has been all year long.
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I think that the Cardinal will definitely have a tough time scoring in this one. Stanford will stick with K.J. Costello again in this contest after he went just 9/20 for 105 yards and no touchdowns against Washington State. Washington is multi-dimensional enough to put some points on the board against the #34 ranked Cardinal scoring defense. The Huskies are currently inside the top 15 in scoring offense and a very impressive 2nd overall in scoring defense. They are simply the better team on both sides of the ball and I think that they should be able to win this one by at least a touchdown.