Stanford at Washington State - 10/31/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stanford Cardinal (6-1) at Washington State Cougars (5-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Martin Stadium)
The Line: Washington State Cougars +10 -- Over/Under: 62 See the Latest Odds
The Stanford Cardinal and Washington State Cougars meet Saturday at Martin Stadium.
The Stanford Cardinal look to remain unbeaten in Pac-12 play with their seventh straight win. Kevin Hogan is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,576 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. Hogan has two or more touchdown passes in six straight games. Christian McCaffrey and Austin Hooper have combined for 561 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Michael Rector has 13 receptions. The Stanford Cardinal ground game is averaging 221.1 yards per contest, and McCaffrey leads the way with 953 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Stanford is allowing 20.6 points and 339.3 yards per game. Blake Martinez leads the Cardinal with 80 tackles, Peter Kalambayi has 3.5 sacks and Ronnie Harris has nine pass deflections. Kevin Anderson and Noor Davis are questionable.
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The Washington State Cougars look to win their fourth straight game for the first time in more than 10 years. Luke Falk is completing 72.9 percent of his passes for 2,885 yards, 26 touchdowns and four interceptions. Falk has five or more touchdown passes in three straight games. Gabe Marks and Dom Williams have combined for 1,279 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns while River Cracraft has 41 receptions. The Washington State Cougars ground game is averaging 91.1 yards per contest, and Gerard Wicks leads the way with 322 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, WSU is allowing 31 points and 426.3 yards per game. Peyton Pelluer leads the Cougars with 57 tackles, Shalom Luani has three interceptions and Kache Palacio has four sacks.
The Cardinal are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 45-21-1 ATS in their last 67 games overall. The Cougars are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Cardinal are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Washington State and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings overall.
Washington State has a solid quarterack who is red hot, as Falk has thrown five or more touchdown passes in three straight games. The Cougars can put up points with the best of them. I think the home team can keep this game close with its offense, which is why I'm taking WSU and the points.