Oregon State Beavers (0-1) at Washington Huskies (0-0)
College Football: Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 11:00 pm (Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium)
The Line: Washington Huskies -13.5 -- Over/Under: 57 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Oregon State Beavers visit the Washington Huskies as they meet Saturday in Pac-12 college football action from Husky Stadium.
Oregon State enters this one at 0-1 on the year. The Beavers opened up with a 10-point loss to Washington State over the weekend. As for Washington, this will be their first outing of the 2020 college football season. The Huskies posted an 8-5 record last year with a 4-5 mark in the Pac-12 Conference. Check back all season long for free college football picks at Sports Chat Place.
Oregon State is coming off a pretty disappointing year in 2019, finishing at 5-7 overall and out of bowl game contention. The Beavers went 4-5 in the Pac-12, leaving them in fourth place in the North Division. In the 2020 opener versus Washington State, Oregon State fell 38-28.
In the loss to the Cougars, Oregon State quarterback Tristan Gebbia managed 329 yards and a touchdown on 34-of-48 passing, and Jermar Jefferson managed 120 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries. Trevon Barvord added seven catches for 78 yards and a score to lead the receivers.
Over on the Washington side, they had an overall successful campaign in 2019, but didn’t make much noise in the Pac-12. The Huskies were 8-5 overall and earned a trip to the Las Vegas Bowl where they took out Boise State 38-7. Washington’s 4-5 record in a difficult North Division left the team in third place (and nowhere near Oregon at 8-1 in the conference), however.
This year, Washington makes some changes in their coaching staff with new head man Jimmy Lake. John Donovan will step in as offensive coordinator in his first year, along with defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski (third season) and co-defensive coordinator Ikaika Maloe (first season).
The Beavers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games after an ATS loss and 6-0 ATS in their last six after a straight-up loss. Oregon State is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 overall and 5-2 ATS in their last seven conference games.
Meanwhile, the Huskies are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games on turf and 0-5 ATS versus a team with a losing record. The under is 4-0 in Washington’s last four games overall and 5-1 in their last six games in November.
PICK: I’m going to stick with Oregon State here. It’s going to be a very strange season in the Pac-12 this year, and with a new coaching staff I think Washington will be rusty in their first game. The Beavers did a pretty good job scoring last season, and if they can recapture a little bit of that momentum in head coach Jonathan Smith’s third year I think Oregon State will take a step forward in 2020. The defensive effort needs tightened after giving up 38 points to Washington State, though.