Last season proved to be a real down year for the PAC 12. Not only did they fail to send a team to the college football playoff, but they also only saw 1 team win a bowl game. As we head into the homestretch of the season and get closer to the first official rankings from the playoff committee, it looks as though the conference may be in for more of the same. As it stands right now, there is no team unbeaten in PAC-12 Conference play, with the North Division about as tight as it gets.
A pair of rivals from that division will go head to head in a game that will go a long way towards deciding which team from the North heads into the Conference Championship Game. Both of these teams are at 3-1 in conference play and looking to run down the Washington Huskies at the top of the division with a 4-1 record. Stanford is a 2 ½ point home favorite, with the point total set at 54.
Washington State at Stanford NCAA Football Week 9 Spread & Pick
- When: Saturday, October 27 at 7 PM EST
- Where: Stanford Stadium, Stanford
- TV: PAC 12 Network
- Radio: TuneIn
- Live Stream: PAC 12 Live
- NCAA Football Week 8 Spread: Stanford -2.5 (Total 54)
- Partly Cloudy: 18°C/64°F
- Humidity: 76%
- Precipitation: 4%
- Cloud Cover: 49%
- Wind: 7 mph NW
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Washington State Cougars?The Cougars are perhaps a little unlucky not to be sitting at the top of the PAC 12 standings and in with a shot at a playoff spot right now. They are 6-1 on the season, with their lone loss coming at the hands of the USC Trojans, a 39-36 defeat that they took on the road.
They are still in control of their destiny in the North, though, as they still have a date with the Washington Huskies to come a little later in the season. This has been a very good team to bet on this season, as they have now covered the spread in each of their last 6 games, 2 of which came as an underdog. The Cougars are just 2-8 SU in their last 8 meetings with Stanford, but they have gone 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games on Stanford soil.
- Average Score For: 40.71
- Total Yards: 473.28
- Rush Yards: 72.57
- Passing Yards: 400.71
- Average Score Against: 23.29
- Total Yards: 312.72
- Rush Yards: 134.43
- Passing Yards: 178.29
Why bet on the Stanford Cardinal?After a monumental come from behind win over Oregon a few weeks ago, the Cardinal have gone off the boil in a big way. Their loss to Notre Dame the following week was not particularly unexpected, but very few saw them losing to Utah in a game that Stanford began as a 4-point favorite.
The Cardinal got back on track with a rather ugly win over Arizona State last week, a victory that keeps them in the hunt for a North Division title. The Cardinal need this win in a big way, with the good news being that they have beaten the Cougars in 4 of the last 5 times that they have gone against them at home. They have also won 11 of their last 12 home games overall and are always a tough team to take out in their own building.
- Average Score For: 24.86
- Total Yards: 354.71
- Rush Yards: 91.57
- Passing Yards: 263.14
- Average Score Against: 20.71
- Total Yards: 405.00
- Rush Yards: 152.86
- Passing Yards: 252.14
Washington State vs Stanford NCAA Football Week 9 Betting Trends
- Washington State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- Washington State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State’s last 5 games
- Stanford is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
- Stanford is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Stanford’s last 6 games at home
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Washington State vs StanfordI’m not going to lie to you guys, I have been going back and forth on this one all week long. It goes without saying that I think it will be a close game and I am leaning towards the Cougars to cover as my bet for this one.
Score: Washington State Cougars 27 – Stanford Cardinal 26