On Friday night, Washington State heads to NRG Stadium to battle the Houston Cougars. So far, Washington State has been one of the more impressive teams in the Pac 12. Can the Cougars from the Northwest take down the Cougars from the Longhorn State? Check out the college football odds, analysis and a free pick for Washington State vs Houston!
Washington State vs Houston 2019 College Football Week 3 Odds, Preview and Game Info
- When: Friday, Sep. 13 at 6:15pm ET
- Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
- TV: ESPN
- Live Stream: ESPN+
- ATS Odds: Washington State -9
- Moneyline Odds: Washington State -335 / Houston +275
- Over/Under Total Odds: 75
Why Washington State Cougars are a good bet -9?
In a couple of games, Washington State has looked like one of the better teams in the Pac. They beat New Mexico State 58-7. They dominated Northern Colorado 59-17. Washington State averages 58.5 points while only allowing 12 points per game. Although this battle takes place in Houston, the Cougars from the Northwest can win and cover the spread.
- Total Yards: 606
- Passing Yards: 494
- Rushing Yards: 112
- Points Scored: 58.5
- Total Yards: 336
- Passing Yards: 180
- Rushing Yards: 156
- Points Allowed: 12
Why Houston Cougars are a good bet +9?
On paper, it doesn’t appear as if Houston can withstand Washington State’s firepower. Their opponent on Friday night can put up points with the best teams in college football. However, WASU has had success against two very bad football teams while Houston stood toe-to-toe with Oklahoma in Week 1.
The Cougars lost 31-49. Sounds bad, but Houston entered the game a +22 dog. So, they covered. Houston has the advantage with this game being played at NRG Stadium. They can get it done versus their favored opponent.
- Total Yards: 394
- Passing Yards: 155.5
- Rushing Yards: 238.5
- Points Scored: 34
- Total Yards: 502
- Passing Yards: 290
- Rushing Yards: 212
- Points Allowed: 33
College Football Week 3 Betting Trends for Washington State vs Houston
- Washington State is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games in September
- Washington State is 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall
- Under is 4-1 in Washington State’s last 5 following an ATS loss
- Houston is 1-11 ATS in their last 12 games on field turf
- Houston is 0-4 ATS versus a team with a winning record
- Over is 6-1 in Houston’s last 7 games versus a team with a winning record
Washington State vs Houston Final Betting Analysis
The real key for this game is Washington State’s defense. Since arriving to Pullman, head coach Mike Leach hasn’t just preached his brand of offense. He’s also preached great defense. That’s the difference between this Washington State team and the other schools Leach has coached.
WASU plays defense about as well as any team in the Pac 12. Houston must not only outscore Washington State, already a difficult task, but they must do so versus the best defense they’ve faced yet this season. Although Houston has the advantage playing at home, it shouldn’t matter. Washington State wins and covers.
College Football Week 3 Free Pick: Washington State -9