|2012 College Football Week 9 Odds: Washington State vs. Stanford|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 25 October 2012 10:30|
Washington St. vs. Stanford Odds
Stanford is 5-2 overall, 3-1 in the Pac-12 and 4-0 at home. Washington State is 2-5 overall, 0-4 in conference play and 1-2 on the road. The Cardinal are 4-3 against the spread this year while the Cougars are 2-4-1 ATS. Stanford has won four straight against Washington State.
Trends show that the favorite has covered the spread in 5 of the last 6 games in this series and the road team is 9-3 against the spread in the last 12 games of this series. These two have also hit the under in 7 of their last 10 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Stanford is the clear favorite in this game, as the Cardinal are getting odds of -24.5 points against Washington State. The over/under total has been set at 50.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Stanford favored by 21.5 points. The spread never got lower than that and peaked at 25 points before closing at Stanford -24.5.
Stanford is coming off a 21-3 win at Cal last week. The Cardinal have had both their losses this year come by a touchdown or less. Stanford is scoring 27.4 points per game this year while allowing only 18.9 points per contest. Stanford is being led by running back Stepfan Taylor, who has rushed for 846 yards and six touchdowns on the year.
Washington State is coming off a 31-17 loss to Cal at home two weeks ago. The Cougars have now lost four straight games entering this contest. Washington State is allowing 30.4 points per game on defense while scoring just 21.1 points per game offensively. Washington State does have the ninth-best passing attack in the nation, averaging 322.3 yards per game. Jeff Tuel is expected to start this game at QB and he has 908 yards passing with five touchdowns on the year.
In terms of Injuries, Stanford receiver Ty Montgomery is expected to play in this game despite a knee injury. Washington State running back Rickey Galvin (arm) and offensive lineman Rico Forbes (knee) are both questionable for this contest.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Stanford. The Cardinal are getting 62% of the wagers with odds of -24.5 points against Washington State on Saturday.