Washington at Oregon - 10/13/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Huskies (5-1) at Oregon Ducks (4-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Autzen Stadium)
The Line: Oregon Ducks +3 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Washington Huskies and Oregon Ducks meet Saturday in college football action at Autzen Stadium.
The Washington Huskies look for their sixth straight victory to remain in the college football playoff conversation. The Washington Huskies have won five of their last seven road games. Jake Browning is completing 66.9 percent of his passes for 1,508 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions. Browning has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Aaron Fuller and Ty Jones have combined for 841 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Andre Baccellia has 16 receptions. The Washington Huskies ground game is averaging 170.6 yards per contest, and Myles Gaskin leads the way with 554 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 13.7 points and 304.5 yards per game. Ben Burr-Kirven leads the Washington Huskies with 74 tackles, Taylor Rapp has four sacks and Jordan Miller has one interception.
The Oregon Ducks look for their fourth home victory of the season to remain in the Pac-12 title conversation. The Oregon Ducks have won six of their last seven home games. Justin Herbert is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 1,411 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. Herbert has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last seven games. Dillon Mitchell and Johnny Johnson III have combined for 619 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Jaylon Redd has nine receptions. The Oregon Ducks ground game is averaging 216 yards per contest, and CJ Verdell leads the way with 420 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Oregon is allowing 24.4 points and 346.8 yards per game. Troy Dye leads the Oregon Ducks with 35 tackles, Justin Hollins has four sacks and Ugochukwu Amadi has three interceptions.
The Huskies are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on fieldturf, 21-47-2 ATS in their last 70 games in October and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Ducks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Huskies are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Oregon, 2-11-1 ATS in their last 14 meetings and the favorite is 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 meetings.
The Washington Huskies have looked a bit shaky for a team that was a trendy pick to win the national title this season, as three of their six games have resulted in either a loss or a victory by just seven points. In fact, in three non-home games this season, Washington is outscoring teams by just 5.3 points. Browning hasn't exactly been the difference maker we thought he would be and the ground game hasn't been as polished as last season. The Oregon Ducks are tough at home and their only loss came in overtime against the Stanford Cardinal, a game many would say they were the better team. Oregon has the athletes and the offensive firepower to go toe-to-toe with Washington and should be motivated for this contest after getting mopped by the Huskies the last two years. I'll take my free field goal in a game Oregon has a good chance to win outright.