Washington vs. Washington St Total Pick
The “Apple Cup” will take place this Friday night at 8:30 p.m. ET when the Washington State Cougars host the Washington Huskies. Will the final score fall under the betting total?
143 Washington Huskies at 144 Washington State Cougars
8:30 p.m. ET, Friday, November 23, 2018
Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Cougars are 2.5-point favorites to beat the Huskies. The total, meanwhile, sits at 49 points. As of this writing, 72% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Cougars.
Washington senior QB Jake Browning completed 17-of-23 passes for 242 yards with three scores in a 42-23 victory over Oregon State on Saturday. Browning was outstanding -- particularly in the first half -- and has his second three-score passing game of the season. He also ran for 30 yards, and he showed the accuracy and poise that made him a star as a sophomore. If Browning plays like this next Friday, the Huskies have an excellent chance of upsetting Washington State and playing for a conference championship.
Washington State Cougars
Washington State senior QB Gardner Minshew is one of the three finalists for the Davey O'Brien Award. Minshew is joined by Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma's Kyler Murray for the award, which goes to the top quarterback in the country. Minshew is absolutely deserving; and is coming off a seven-touchdown, 473-yard performance against Arizona. If he performs like this against Washington -- or even close to that -- he's got a shot at winning the award.
The over is 5-0 in the Huskies’ last five games played in the month of November.
The under is 5-1 in the Cougars’ last six games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
The under is 4-1 in the Huskies’ last five games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game, is 8-3 in their last 11 games overall and is 4-1 in their last five road games. On the other side, the under is 7-3 in the Cougars’ last 10 home games and is 6-2-1 in their last nine game home games versus a team with a winning road record. Despite Washington State’s scoring ability, this game has defensive struggle written all over it.
College Football Prediction: Washington/Washington State under 49