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Week 3: Washington vs Michigan State 9/17/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Michigan State Spartans (2-0) vs. Washington Huskies (2-0)
September 17, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Huskies -2.5 / Michigan State Spartans +2.5; Over/Under: 54.5
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The Washington Huskies and Michigan State Spartans do battle Saturday in a week 3 college football contest at Husky Stadium. The Michigan State Spartans look to get off to 3-0 starts for. A second straight season. The Washington Huskies look for 3-0 starts for the second time in the last 3 years.

The Michigan State Spartans have won 4 of their last 6 road games. Payton Thorne is completing 57.7 percent of his passes for 445 yards, 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Keon Coleman and Jayden Reed have combined for 227 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Tre Mosley has 4 receptions. The Michigan State Spartans ground game is averaging 229.5 yards per contest, and Jalen Berger leads the way with 227 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan State is allowing 6.5 points and 279.5 yards per game. Angelo Grose leads the Michigan State Spartans with 18 tackles, Jacoby Windmon has 5.5 sacks and Charles Brantley has 4 pass deflections.

The Washington Huskies have split their last 8 home games. Michael Penix Jr. is completing 69.7 percent of his passes for 682 yards, 6 touchdowns and 1 interception. Jalen McMillan and Giled Jackson have combined for 340 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Ja’Lynn Polk has 6 receptions. The Washington Huskies ground game is averaging 186.5 yards per contest, and Wayne Taulapapa leads the way with 151 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 13 points and 235.5 yards per game. Alphonzo Tuputala leads the Washington Huskies with 12 tackles, Bralen Trice has 2.5 sacks and Asa Turner has 2 interceptions.

The Spartans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Pac-12 and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Huskies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big Ten and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Spartans last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Huskies last 5 games overall.

The Washington Huskies are getting the benefit of the doubt here because they’re at home, and they have a play making quarterback who could give this MSU defense issues. We’ll learn more about the Michigan State Spartans, considering they haven’t really played anybody up to this point. With that said, we’re getting free points with a Big Ten team against a Pac-12 team. Michigan State has an advantage in the trenches with its physicality, and its defense always rises to the occasion. I have a hard time trusting Pac-12 clubs against Big Ten or SEC teams. Give me Sparty and the points in a game, it could win outright.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Michigan State Spartans +2.5

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