Oregon State vs. Washington - 9/30/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oregon State vs. Washington - 9/30/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Washington Huskies (4-0) at Oregon State Beavers (1-3)

College Football: Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Reser Stadium)

The Line: Oregon State Beavers +29 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The 7th ranked Washington Huskies will travel to Reser Stadium to take on the Oregon State Beavers this Saturday night in College Football action.

The 7th ranked Washington Huskies improved to 4-0 (1-0 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the Colorado Buffaloes 37-10, this past Saturday. Colorado played Washington tough in the 1st half, however, pulled away in the 2nd half and had little trouble securing the victory after taking a 24-10 lead with 2:03 left in the 3rd quarter. The Huskies outgained the Buffaloes by a 414-311 margin and won the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin. Leading the way for Washington was RB Myles Gaskin who carried the ball 27 times for 202 yards and 2 TD. On the season, the Huskies are averaging 44.5 ppg on 427.0 total yards per game (266.3 passing yds/g; 160.8 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Washington is led by QB Jake Browning who has completed 69.7% of his passes on the season for 9 TD and 2 INT while averaging 239.5 passing yds/g. Browning and the Huskies have a talented pair of WR's in Dante Petis (3.8 rec/g, 65.8 yds/g, 3 TD) and Chico McClatcher (3.3 rec/g, 42.7 yds/g). The Huskies backfield is led by Myles Gaskin (12.8 att/g, 88.8 yds/g, 5 TD) and Salvon Ahmed (6.5 att/g, 27.3 yds/g, 2 TD). Defensively, Washington is holding their opponents to an average of 11.8 ppg on 274.0 total yards per game (173.8 passing yds/g; 100.3 rushing yds/g). The Huskies have forced 10 turnovers on the season and have an overall turnover margin of +6.

The Oregon State Beavers dropped to 1-3 (0-1 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by the 16th ranked Washington State Cougars 52-23, on September 16th. Oregon State had no answers on the defensive end against the Huskies and couldn’t fight back after falling behind by a 28-9 margin at halftime. The Beavers were outgained by the Cougars by a 491-354 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 2-0 margin. Leading the way for Oregon State was RB Ryan Nail who carried the ball 15 times for 118 yards and 2 TD. On the season, the Beavers are averaging 24.8 ppg on 356.0 total yards per game (220.8 passing yds/g; 135.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Oregon State is led by RB Ryan Nail who has 4 TD’s on the season while averaging 80.8 rushing yds/g on 13.3 att/g. QB Luke Luton has completed 61.5% of his passes on the season for 4 TD and 4 INT while averaging 213.3 passing yds/g. The leading pass catchers are WR Jordan Villamin (4.0 rec/g, 46.8 yds/g, TD) and TE (Noah Togiai 3.5 rec/g, 45.0 yds/g, TD). Defensively, Oregon State is allowing their opponents to 47.5 ppg on 485.5 total yards per game (286.8 passing yds/g; 198.8 rushing yds/g). The Beavers have forced 8 turnovers on the season and have an overall turnover margin of –6.

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The Huskies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and 14-6 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Beavers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games however, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.

With USC not looking as dominant as expected early in the season, Washington currently looks like the team to beat in the Pac-12 as the Huskies can get it done on both sides of the ball as they currently rank 11th in scoring offense and 10th in scoring defense. Oregon State has really struggled this season and although their offense does have a few weapons that can put up points, their defense had been awful as the Beavers currently rank 127th (out of 130) in scoring defense. I have yet to pick Oregon State this season and so far this season and it’s not going to start against Washington. Take the Huskies to cover this large spread on the road.  

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Brett’s Pick Washington Huskies -29

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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