Stanford Cardinal vs Washington Huskies Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 09/24/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 10:30 pm ET, Saturday, September 24, 2022
Venue:  Husky Stadium, Seattle, WA 
Where to Watch:  Fox Sports 1

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Stanford +13.5, Washington -13.5; Over/Under:  64 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Stanford +13.5, Washington -13.5; Over/Under:  63.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Stanford +13.5, Washington -13.5; Over/Under:  63.5 points
 

Season Record

Stanford Cardinal:  1-1 (10th place, PAC-12)
Washington Huskies:  3-0 (3rd place, PAC-12)
 
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Stanford Cardinal:  lost their last game at home against the USC Trojans 41-28.
Washington Huskies:  won their last game at home against the Michigan State Spartans 39-28.

 

Stanford Cardinal vs Washington Huskies Preview and Analysis

 
Stanford is entering this game with a 1-1 record overall to start their college football season and they will be playing their 1st road game of the season here. This will also be their 1st conference game of the college football season this year. They lost against the USC Trojans in their last game at home 41-28. Tanner McKee started that game at QB and he completed 20/35 passes for 220 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions. E.J. Smith led the team in rushing with 88 yards and 1 TD on 19 rushing attempts. Elijah Higgins led the team in receiving with 50 yards on 3 receptions. Patrick Fields led the defense in that game with 6 solo tackles and 1 assisted tackle. Patrick Fields and Ricky Miezan both led the defense in sacks with 1 each while no one on the defense came away with an interception for them in that one.
 
 
 
Washington is entering this game with a 3-0 record overall to start their college football season and they will be playing their 4th home game of the season as they are 3-0 in their home games this year. This will also be the 1st conference matchup on their conference schedule this season. They won against the Michigan State Spartans in their last game at home 39-28. Michael Penix Jr. started that game at QB and he completed 24/40 passes for 397 yards and 4 touchdowns. Cameron Davis led the team in rushing with 69 yards and 1 TD on 17 carries. Ja'Lynn Polk led the team in receiving with 153 yards and 3 TDs on 6 receptions. Alex Cook led the defense in that game with 8 solo tackles and 1 assisted tackle. Cam Bright and Voi Tunuufi both led the defense in sacks with 1 each while Julius Irvin came away with the only interception for them in that one.

 

Stanford vs Washington Prediction

The current betting odds have Washington listed as a 13.5 point favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Washington has looked really good in their games this year, winning all of their games at home, but they are going to be at home again here for their 4th straight and they have been too good when playing on their home field. They just blew out a ranked Michigan State team at home in their last game and now they get a much worse Stanford team that hasn't played at all in the last 2 weeks. Stanford just lost an emotional game to their rival USC at home, but that game was 2 weeks ago and they could be a little rusty for this game. They have to go on the road now and Washington has been playing like a ranked team this year after that performance last week. The head coach is also very comfortable with Penix Jr at QB as he scouted him at a different school, and this offense just has a lot of chemistry playing together. The best way to place a bet here is on Washington to cover the spread in this game.
 
Stanford Washington Prediction:  Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, September 24, 2022 (10:30 pm ET start time) is Washington 38 Stanford 17.
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NCAAF Betting Trends

 
Stanford Cardinal: 6-14 ATS in all games. 4-10 ATS as an underdog. 31-23 UNDER off a home loss. 
Washington Huskies: 29-20 ATS after playing 2 straight non-conference games. 31-23 UNDER as a favorite of 10.5 to 21 points. 12-7 UNDER after 2 consecutive covers as a favorite.
 

Key Injuries

 
Stanford Cardinal:  E. Smith (RB) Out Sat - Undisclosed. B. Bragg (G) Ques Sat - Undisclosed.
Washington Huskies:  A. Parker (DL) Ques Sat - Undisclosed. V. Nunley (S) out for season - Leg. E. Ulofoshio (LB) Mid Oct - Knee.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"We put the defense in a lot of bad positions, too many bad positions. We had opportunities to keep the ball a little bit longer, score some more points. We could have gone into halftime with a lead if we didn't turn the ball over. So that to me is the story of the game." - David Shaw after his team’s loss against USC in their last game.
 
 
"The biggest joy always is sitting back and watching players high-five and hugs and sometimes tears. It wasn't tears when we walked into the locker room, but, as I talked to individuals, there were guys who became choked up in what they had experienced, how they've seen themselves grow and this team grow." - Kalen DeBoer after his team’s win against MSU in their last game.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Stanford Cardinal
WR Tremayne, Brycen
WR Higgins, Elijah
WR Wilson, Michael 
TE Yurosek, Benjamin
QB McKee, Tanner
RB Filkins, Casey 
FB Symonds, Jay 
 
Washington Huskies
WR Odunze, Rome
WR Polk, Ja'Lynn
WR McMillan, Jalen 
TE Culp, Devin
QB Penix Jr., Michael
RB Taulapapa, Wayne 
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Stanford Cardinal
Passing: T. McKee (528)
Rushing: E. Smith (206)
Receiving: M. Wilson (112)
Touchdowns: E. Smith (4)
 
Washington Huskies
Passing: M. Penix Jr. (1079)
Rushing: W. Taulapapa (187)
Receiving: J. McMillan (308)
Touchdowns: C. Davis (4)
 
Coaches:
Stanford Cardinal: David Shaw (12th season)
Washington Huskies: Kalen DeBoer (1st season)


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

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