The 23rd-ranked Washington State Cougars will be looking to avoid the big upset when they host the Northern Colorado Bears in their Week 2 matchup on Saturday, live from Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. With the Cougars looking to keep their record unblemished and the Bears looking to pick up their first win of the season, let’s find out if the Pac-12 title hopefuls can take care of business at home!
Northern Colorado vs Washington State 2019 College Football Week 2 Odds, Preview & Pick
- When: Saturday September 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET
- Where: Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA
- TV: Pac-12 Network
- Live Stream: Pac-12 Plus
- College Football Week 2 Odds: Washington State -36.5 / Total: 63
- Cloudy: 27°C/81°F
- Humidity: 35%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Wind: 6 mph ESE
- Cloud Cover: 62%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On Northern Colorado at +36.5?
The best reason to bet on Northern Colorado would be because the Bears are getting a ton of points in this one. Unfortunately, things aren’t looking so good for Northern Colorado seeing as how the Bears got smacked around in their season-opening 35-18 loss to the San Jose State Spartans. Quarterback Jacob Knipp completed 26 of 44 passes for 177 yards with one touchdown but two costly interceptions in the loss.
Why Bet On Washington State at -36.5?
The best reason to back Washington State is because they have far more talent on their roster in this Week 2 contest and they’re playing at home. The Cougars got their 2019 campaign off to a positive start by walloping New Mexico State 58-7 in Week 1 as new starting quarterback Anthony Gordon went a blistering 29 of 35 for 420 yards with five TD passes in his debut.
“It goes to show what our preparation does. Been working at this for a long time now so all this as a team kind of came together and we united pretty well I thought,” Gordon said. “It was pretty rewarding to see all that happen.”
Dezmon Patmon had seven catches for 103 yards and one touchdown while fellow wideout Travell Harris had four catches for 91 yards and two scores. The Cougars shuts the Aggies out in the game’s final three quarters.
Northern Colorado vs Washington State College Football Week 2 Betting Trends
- Northern Colorado is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 games
- Northern Colorado is 0-10 SU in the last 10 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Northern Colorado’s last 5 games
- Washington State is 12-2 ATS in the last 14 games
- Washington State is 9-1 SU in the last 10 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Washington State’s last 6 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Northern Colorado vs Washington State
I’m going to get started by saying that Northern Colorado has absolutely no chance of pulling off the monumental upset in this Week 2 mismatch. While the Bears have gone 4-1 ATS in their last five after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games, Northern Colorado has also lost 10 straight games and nine straight in the month of September.
Washington State has gone an incendiary 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games and a perfect 8-0 ATS in their last eight games played in the month of September. More importantly, the Cougars have far too much talent to not win this contest in a huge rout. I loved the play of Anthony Gordon in Week 1 and I believe the young signal-caller is in for an even better performance this coming weekend. Washington State wins and covers in a huge blowout!
Pick: Washington State -36.5