Washington State at Stanford - 10/8/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington State Cougars (2-2) at Stanford Cardinal (3-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Stanford Stadium)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -7 -- Over/Under: 58.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington State Cougars and Stanford Cardinal meet late Saturday night in Pac-12 action at Stanford Stadium.
The Washington State Cougars look for their third straight victory that would put them a game above a .500 record. The Washington State Cougars have two wins over a ranked team since the 2013 season. Luke Falk is completing 74.3 percent of his passes for 1,495 yards, 12 touchdowns and two interceptions. Falk has two or more touchdown passes in 14 of his last 16 games. Gabe Marks and Tavares Martin Jr. have combined for 519 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Kyle Sweet has 12 receptions. The Washington State Cougars ground game is averaging 161.2 yards per contest, and James Williams leads the way with 231 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Washington State is allowing 28.8 points and 424.8 yards per game. Peyton Pelluer leads the Washington State Cougars with 27 tackles, Robert Barber has two sacks and Shalom Luani has two interceptions.
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The Stanford Cardinal look to remain unbeaten at home and bounce back from a tough loss to the Washington Huskies. The Stanford Cardinal have just three home losses since the 2013 season. Ryan Burns is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 546 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Burns has one touchdown pass in all four games this season. Trenton Irwin and Christian McCaffrey have combined for 321 receiving yards and one touchdown while Michael Rector has nine receptions. The Stanford Cardinal ground game is averaging 160.7 yards per contest, and McCaffrey leads the way with 485 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Stanford is allowing 20 points and 359.3 yards per game. Zach Hoffpauir leads the Stanford Cardinal with 21 tackles, Peter Kalambayi has 2.5 sacks and Noor Davis has one interception.
The Cougars are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Cardinal are 40-18 ATS in their last 58 home games and 52-25-1 ATS in their last 78 games overall. The road team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Washington State has saved its season with back-to-back victories and should enter this matchup with some sort of confidence. After all, the Cougars did lose to Stanford just by two points in last years meeting. However, Stanford has won the last eight meetings against Washington State and the favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. Also, Stanford is a much better team at home and will be eager to bounce back after getting beat down by Washington. This seems like a bad spot for the Cougars, as they're big or physical enough to hang with an angry Stanford team.
Give me the home team by double digits.