Not only will 25th-ranked Washington be looking to record consecutive wins for the first time in a month when they host lowly Oregon State in Week 12, but the Huskies will be looking to keep their Pac-12 Championship hopes alive when they take on a Beavers team that has nothing left to play for (again). If you’re want to know whether Washington can cover the chalk as a huge, 25-point home favorite when this game goes down live from Husky Stadium on Saturday afternoon, then let’s get to my expert college football pick right now.
Oregon State vs Washington NCAA Football Week 12 Lines & Preview
- When: Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 4:30 PM ET
- Where: Husky Stadium
- TV: Pac-12 Networks
- Radio: TuneIn
- Live Stream: Pac-12 Live
- NCAA Football Week 12 Odds: Washington -33.5
Why Bet On The Oregon State Beavers?
Why should you bet on Oregon State in this Week 12 Pac-12 pairing? Well, outside of the fact that the Beavers are getting a whopping 25 points, there isn’t much of a reason at all to be honest about it. Oregon State has lost two straight and seven of their last eight games overall. The Beavers come into this contest off an emphatic 48-17 loss against Stanford last weekend while failing to cover the spread as a 24.5-point road underdog.
Oregon State got shut out in the second half after going into the break down 34-17. Another good reason to back Oregon State is because they have the statistically better offense in this contest (27.5 ppg-26.6 ppg). My last good reason to back the Beavers is because Washington has suffered two head-scratching losses to clearly lesser teams this season in falling to Oregon 30-27 in overtime and then failing to a mediocre Cal team 12-10 two weeks ago.
- Average Score For: 27.50
- Total Yards: 415.90
- Pass Yards: 247.90
- Rush Yards: 168
- Average Score Against: 45.10
- Total Yards: 542.80
- Pass Yards: 271.30
- Rush Yards: 271.50
Why Bet On The Washington Huskies?
Why should you bet on No. 25 Washington in this contest? There are a bunch of good reasons. First, the Huskies have an elite defense that limits the opposition to just 16.0 points per game to rank 10th nationally in points allowed. Another good reason to back Washington is that the Huskies have the two best players on the field in this matchup in quarterback Jake Browning and running back Myles Gaskin, although the pair have undoubtedly underachieved, along with the rest of the team, this season.
If you need another reason, then you should know that Oregon State gives up a 45.1 points per game defensively to rank 129th nationally in points allowed. Last but not least, the Huskies have a ton of motivation heading into this contest. Washington is sitting at 7-3 overall, but 5-2 in Pac-12 conference play, one game behind North division-leading Washington State (9-1 overall, 6-1 conf.). The Huskies know they can’t afford another loss, so they’ll definitely be motivated.
- Average Score For: 26.60
- Total Yards: 406.50
- Pass Yards: 237.80
- Rush Yards: 168.70
- Average Score Against: 16
- Total Yards: 313.50
- Pass Yards: 189.20
- Rush Yards: 124.30
Oregon State vs Washington NCAA Football Week 12 Betting Trends
- Oregon State is 1-6 ATS in the last 7 games
- Oregon State is 2-18 SU in the last 20 games
- The total went OVER in 11 of Oregon State’s last 14 games
- Washington is 0-5 ATS in the last 5 games
- Washington is 7-2 SU in the last 9 games
- The total went UNDER in 8 of Washington’s last 10 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Oregon State vs Washington
If you’re worried about the high point spread in this contest, don’t be – because Washington is going to cover it. Oregon State just lost last weekend by 31 points and they lost by 42 points to Cal in Week 8. They lost to Arizona State by 28 points in Week 5 and they lost to Ohio State in their opener by 46.
I know Washington’s offense has basically been pitiful this season and that they’ve scored an identical 27 points in three of their last four games, but Oregon State has gone 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games and just 1-10 ATS in their last 11 conference games. On the flip side of the coin, the Huskies are a blistering 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a bye week and 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings against the Beavers. It’s going to be a little close, but I’m going with No. 25 Washington to narrowly cover.
NCAA Football Week 12 Pick: Washington 45 Oregon State 10