Game Time: 4:00 pm ET, Saturday, November 25, 2023
Venue: Husky Stadium, Seattle, WA
Where to Watch: FOX
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: WSU +16.5, Washington -16.5; Over/Under: 68.5 points
Bet365: Point Spread: WSU +16.5, Washington -16.5; Over/Under: 68.5 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: WSU +16.5, Washington -16.5; Over/Under: 68.5 points
Washington State Cougars: 5-6 (2-6) (9th place, Pac-12)
Washington Huskies: 11-0 (8-0) (1st place, Pac-12)
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Washington State Cougars: won their last game at home against the Colorado Buffaloes 56-14.
Washington Huskies: won their last game on the road against the Oregon State Beavers 22-20.
Washington State Cougars vs Washington Huskies Preview and Analysis
Washington State is entering this game with a 5-6 record overall and they have a 2-6 record in their conference games too. They are 4-2 in their home games, 1-4 in their road games, and they are also 0-0 in their neutral site games this season, but they will be on the road for this game. They won their last game against Colorado 56-14. Cameron Ward was the starting QB and he completed 18/30 passes for 288 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions. Nakia Watson led the team in rushing yards with 47. Josh Kelly led the receivers with 130 receiving yards on 6 receptions. Ron Stone Jr. and Jaden Hicks each led the defense in that game with 4 solo tackles and 5 assisted tackles while Ron Stone Jr. led the defense in sacks with 2. Taariq Al-Uqdah came away with the only interception for them in that game.
Washington is entering this game with an 11-0 record overall and they have an 8-0 record in their conference games too. They are 6-0 in their home games, 5-0 in their road games, and they are also 0-0 in their neutral site games this season, but they will be at home for this game. They won their last game against Oregon State 22-20. Michael Penix Jr. was the starting QB and he completed 13/28 passes for 162 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions. Dillon Johnson led the team in rushing yards with 89. Rome Odunze led the receivers with 106 receiving yards on 7 receptions and 2 TDs. Carson Bruener led the defense in that game with 6 solo tackles and 8 assisted tackles while Bralen Trice led the defense in sacks with 1. Jabbar Muhammad came away with the only 2 interceptions for them in that game.
Washington State vs Washington Prediction
The current betting odds have Washington State listed as a 16.5 point underdog in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Washington State hasn't looked great this season with their 5-6 record overall and their 2-6 conference record. They looked great at the beginning of the season but they hit a very rough patch in the middle of the season as they entered conference play and they have been struggling a lot just to win games lately. They finally snapped out of their funk with a big win at home against Colorado last week and they are going to bring their best effort in this game, not only to try and spoil Washington's undefeated season in this rivalry game, but also because Wazzu needs this win to become bowl eligible. Washington has looked really good this season with their 11-0 record overall and their 8-0 conference record but they haven't been blowing out a lot of teams in their wins lately as they are just getting by. They have also booked their spot in the Pac-12 Championship already so they could be overlooking this rivalry game with another game against Oregon on deck. Even if Washington wins this game with complete control, their defense is still going to give up points and WSU will fight to keep it as close as possible. The best way to place a bet here is on Washington State to cover the spread in this game.
Washington State Washington Prediction: Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, November 25, 2023 (4:00 pm ET start time) is Washington 41 Washington State 31.
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NCAAF Betting Trends
Washington State Cougars: 35-23 ATS as an underdog of 10.5 to 21 points. 13-7 ATS after 1 or more consecutive wins against the spread. 5-1 ATS after a win by 21 or more points. 12-6 UNDER as an underdog. 9-5 UNDER off 1 or more straight overs. 9-3 UNDER as a road underdog of 14.5 to 17 points.
Washington Huskies: 4-12 ATS as a home favorite of 14.5 to 17 points. 4-11 ATS in a home game where the total is greater than or equal to 63. 8-15 ATS after playing a conference game. 8-3 UNDER in a home game where the total is between 63.5 and 70. 6-1 UNDER after a game where they committed no turnovers.
Washington State Cougars: C. Smith-Wade (DB) day-to-day - Undisclosed. E. Pole (OL) day-to-day - Ankle. R. McKenzie (DT) out for season - Leg. L. Falatea (DE) out for season - Knee.
Washington Huskies: D. Boston (WR) Day to Day - Undisclosed. G. Memmelaar (OL) out for season - Undisclosed. C. Davis (RB) out for season - Lower Body.
“I see two teams with a bunch of want in them. When I watch their tape and watch our tape, I see a bunch of kids that are competing. I think they are extremely talented at the skill positions. Sanders at quarterback is a lot like Cam [Ward] a creator. a strong arm player. He’s elusive in the pocket and can do a bunch of different things with the ball in his hands. I think he’s an elite level talent.” - Jake Dickert after his team’s win against Colorado in their last game.
“We had to find a way to win and put the ball in the end zone. We didn’t do it as much as we wanted to today, but it was about finding a way to win. The defense made big time stops when we needed it the most.” - Michael Penix Jr after their win against OR State in their last game.
Washington State Cougars
WR Kelly, Josh
WR Williams, Kyle
WR Victor, Lincoln
TE Mathers, Cooper
QB Ward, Cameron
RB Watson, Nakia
WR Odunze, Rome
WR Polk, Ja'Lynn
WR McMillan, Jalen
TE Culp, Devin
QB Penix Jr., Michael
RB Johnson, Dillon
Washington State Cougars
Passing: C. Ward (3419)
Rushing: N. Watson (257)
Receiving: J. Kelly (817)
Touchdowns: C. Ward (8)
Passing: M. Penix Jr. (3695)
Rushing: D. Johnson (879)
Receiving: R. Odunze (1206)
Touchdowns: R. Odunze (12)
Washington State Cougars: Jake Dickert (3rd season)
Washington Huskies: Kalen DeBoer (2nd season)