Stanford Cardinal (6-1) at Washington State Cougars (5-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 31, 2015, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Washington State Cougars +12.5 -- Over/Under:
The Stanford Cardinal will travel to play the Washington State Cougars in a Pac-12 showdown on Saturday night.
The Washington State Cougars are coming off of a win against Arizona last week. The WSU offense is averaging 36.4 points per game with 506.1 yards per game. Quarterback Luke Falk leads the Washington State offense with 2885 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. Gerard Wicks is the leading rusher for Washington State with 322 yards and 2 touchdowns. Gabe Marks is the leading receiver for Washington State with 717 yards and 10 touchdowns. The Washington State defense has given up 31 points per game with 426.3 yards per game. Washington State’s defense has 16 sacks, 6 fumble recoveries, and 6 interceptions. Washington State likes to throw the ball all around the field and will have to find success in the passing game if they want to upset Stanford.
The Stanford Cardinal are coming off of a win against Washington last weekend. Stanford’s offense is averaging 37.4 points per game with 454.6 yards per game. Quarterback Kevin Hogan leads the Stanford offense with 1576 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. Christian McCaffrey is the lead back at Stanford with 953 yards and 6 touchdowns. McCaffrey is also the leading receiver for Stanford with 284 yards and 2 touchdowns. Austin Hooper also catches passes for Stanford with 277 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Stanford defense has given up 20.6 points per game with 339.3 yards per game. Stanford’s defense has 10 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, and 3 interceptions. Stanford has been rolling since there early loss to Northwestern and have seemed to found a winning formula by getting McCaffrey the ball as much as they can. Stanford will have to be sharp on defense to stop the Washington State passing attack.
Stanford is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The over is 4-1 in Stanford’s last 5 games overall. Washington State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Washington State is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 20-8 in Washington State’s last 28 home games.
Washington State will be very pumped up to play this huge game at home in front of their crowd. It has been a long time since Washington State played in a game of this magnitude and they won’t want to lose this one. On the other hand, Stanford has been playing very well lately and has looked as good as any team in the country. The most interesting matchup in this game will be the Washington State passing attack against the Stanford defense. The winner of this matchup will most likely win the game. I think that this will be a very good game and Washington State will cover the spread.