ESPN Thursday Night College Football Odds: Stanford vs. Washington Print
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Thursday, 27 September 2012 10:30
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Stanford vs. Washingon Odds

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SEATTLE, WA (The Spread) – The fifth week of the college football season kicks off on Thursday night at 9PM ET when Washington hosts No. 8 Stanford on ESPN.

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Stanford is 3-0 on the season, 1-0 in the Pac-12 and playing in its first road game. Washington is 2-1 overall, 0-0 in conference play and 2-0 at home. The Huskies are 1-2 against the spread while the Cardinal are 2-1 ATS. Stanford has won four straight over Washington by an average of 28 points per victory.

Trends show that Stanford has covered the spread in its last 4 games against Washington and its last 4 games at Washington. The road team is 5-2-1 against the spread in the last 8 games in this series and the two teams have hit the under in 6 of their last 8 meetings.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Stanford is the road favorite in this game, as the Cardinal is getting odds of -6.5 points at Washington. The over/under total for the game has been set at 47.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had Stanford as a 7-point favorite. The spread has been wavering between 7 and 6 points all week before closing at Stanford -6.5.

Stanford is off to a bit of a surprising 3-0 start considering it beat USC to get there. The Cardinal are relying on a strong defense, which is allowing just 14.7 points per game right now. On offense, Stanford is scoring 30.3 points per game, but they rank in the bottom half of the country in both rushing and passing. Stepfan Taylor has been leading the team this year, as he has rushed for 338 yards and 3 TDs.

Washington is 2-1, with its lone loss coming at the hands of LSU, 41-3. The Huskies are scoring jut 25.3 points per game right now, but holding opponents to just 22 points per contest. The offense has really struggled, as they rank 97th in the nation in passing (199.7 ypg) and 106th in rushing (113.7 ypg). The team is being led by quarterback Keith Price, who has thrown for 560 yards and 4 TDs.

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In terms of Injuries, Washington has no injuries to report. Stanford lists running back Anthony Wilkerson as doubtful for the game because of a leg injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Stanford. The Cardinal are getting 64% of the wagers with odds of -6.5 points at Washington on Thursday night.

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