Washington Huskies vs Oregon State Beavers Game Preview and Prediction - 10/02/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 9:00 pm ET, Saturday, October 2, 2021
Venue:  Reser Stadium, Corvallis, OR 
Where to Watch:  Pac-12 Network


Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Washington -2.5, Oregon State +2.5; Over/Under:  54.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Washington -3, Oregon State +3; Over/Under:  54.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Washington -2.5, Oregon State +2.5; Over/Under:  54.5 points

Season Record

Washington Huskies:  2-2 (3rd place, Pac-12 North)
Oregon State Beavers:  3-1 (2nd place, Pac-12 North)
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Washington Huskies vs Oregon State Beavers Preview and Analysis

Recent Form
Washington Huskies:  won at home in overtime on September 25 against the California Golden Bears 31-24.
Oregon State Beavers:  won on the road on Sep. 25 against the USC Trojans 45-27.

Washington Huskies Analysis

The University of Washington is coming into this college football game with a 2-2 record overall and they are 0-1 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 2nd conference matchup of the season and they are 1-0 when playing in their conference games this year. They had a rough start to their season losing their first 2 games against the Montana Grizzlies and the Michigan Wolverines. They have corrected their bad start though, winning their last 2 games against the Arkansas State Red Wolves and the California Golden Bears in their last game at Husky Stadium. Dylan Morris had a good game in their last one as he completed 19/32 passes for 234 yards and 2 touchdowns. They did not get much of a run game going in that one as Sean McGrew led the team in rushing with 53 yards and 2 touchdowns on 16 carries. Devin Culp led the receivers with 81 yards on 5 receptions while Rome Odunze had 3 catches for 56 yards. No one else really had a big game for the receiving corps in that one. Kyler Gordon dominated on the defense with 9 solo tackles, 1 assisted one, and 2 interceptions. No one else on the defense had an interception in the game but Brendan Radley-Hiles, Ryan Bowman, and Faatui Tuitele all had 1 sack each in the game. They have scored 100 points in their first 4 games and they have allowed their opponents to score 71 points against them. Their offense is averaging 389.5 YPG while their defense is allowing 336 YPG.

Oregon State Beavers Analysis

The University of Oregon State is coming into this game with a 3-1 record overall and they are 2-0 in their home games this season where they will be playing in this game as they are the host. This will be their 2nd conference matchup on their football schedule and they are already 1-0 in their conference games this year. Their 1 loss came in their season-opener against the Purdue Boilermakers but they have bounced back with 3 straight wins against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, the Idaho Vandals, and USC who they beat in their last game. Quarterback Chance Nolan struggled at times in that game but overall he played well as he completed 15/19 passes for 213 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. B.J. Baylor had a massive day in the run game as he led the team in rushing with 158 yards on 23 carries. Chance Nolan and Deshaun Fenwick both scraped up a little over 50 rushing yards each but no one else had a big game in that department. Tyjon Lindsey had a nice day for the receiving corps as he led the team in receiving with 102 yards and 2 touchdowns on 5 receptions. Avery Roberts led the defense with 6 solo tackles and 4 assisted ones. Andrzej Hughes-Murray and Riley Sharp both recorded 1 sack each in that game while Alton Julian and Rejzohn Wright each came away with 1 interception. They have scored 153 points in their first 4 games and they have allowed their opponents to score 84 points against them. Their offense is averaging 339.8 YPG while their defense is allowing 261.8 YPG.


Washington vs Oregon State Prediction

Oregon State will have a lot of confidence in this game as they are coming off of a big conference upset win on the road against USC. They have scored at least 42 points in each of their last 3 games on this winning streak and 2 of those games they were facing an FBS opponent in. Their defense has not allowed more than 27 points in a game since that first loss either. The Washington Huskies football team has had some questionable performances this year in 3 of their games already with a loss to Montana in week 1, a blowout loss to Michigan, and a close OT win at home against Cal in a conference game. The only game they really played well in was against Arkansas State. Oregon State is a good team this year and they will come to play hard in this one. The best bet to make in this game is to take Oregon State to win in an upset here at home.
Washington Oregon State Prediction:  Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, October 2, 2021 (9:00 pm ET start time, not local time) is Oregon State 34 Washington 27.
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NCAAF Betting Trends

Washington Huskies: 107-132 ATS against conference opponents. 164-184 ATS in all games. 66-75 ATS in road games. 
Oregon State Beavers: 170-155 ATS in all games. 132-108 ATS against conference opponents. 84-76 ATS in home games.

Key Injuries

Washington Huskies:  A. Tuputala (LB) day-to-day - Undisclosed injury. J. Polk (WR) out for season - Chest injury.
Oregon State Beavers:  Tristan Gebbia (QB) day-to-day - Hamstring injury.

Players to Watch

Washington Huskies: Dylan Morris is one player to watch here. He is the leader of this offense and will need to step up here and have a good game against a tough Oregon State side. If they want to win this game it starts with him so look for him to make some good passes here.
Oregon State Beavers: B.J. Baylor is one player to watch here. He leads his team in rushing yards and in touchdowns. He is coming off of a huge day where he rushed for over 150 yards. Look for him to keep that up in this game as he tries to help his team pull off another upset.

Notable Quotes

"We knew we had to try to limit him as much as we could and he still got a bunch of yards on us, made a bunch of plays for them." - Head coach Jimmy Lake on the way they contained Chase Garbers in their last game.
"I just love the feeling of getting a big team win. It doesn't matter what I did, it matters what we all did, and I was just a small part of it. The praise goes to the team. It's a team effort, and I love the way we handled business here. It looked like a complete team to me." - Tyjon Lindsey after a big upset win on the road at USC last week.

Starting Lineups

Washington Huskies
WR Davis, Taj 
WR Terrell Bynum
WR McMillan, Jalen 
TE Otton, Cade 
TE Westover, Jack 
QB Morris, Dylan 
RB Newton, Richard 
Oregon State Beavers
WR Beason, Zeriah 
WR Trevon  Bradford
WR Lindsey, Tyjon 
TE Quitoriano, Teagan 
TE Musgrave, Luke 
QB Nolan, Chance 
RB Baylor, B.J. 

Statistical Leaders

Washington Huskies
Passing: D. Morris (1120)
Rushing: R. Newton (138)
Receiving: T. Davis (257)
Touchdowns: S. McGrew (4)
Sacks: B. Radley-Hiles (2)
Tackles: J. Sirmon (20)
Oregon State Beavers
Passing: C. Nolan (847)
Rushing: B. Baylor (422)
Receiving: T. Bradford (171)
Touchdowns: B. Baylor (7)
Sacks: A. Hughes-Murray (3)
Tackles: A. Roberts (19)
Washington Huskies: Jimmy Lake (2nd season)
Oregon State Beavers: Jonathan Smith (4th season)

Weather Forecast

67 degrees F partly cloudy, 59% humidity, 0% chance of rain, up to 9 mph wind speeds N.

Amedeus Mastrangelo

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Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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