Cactus Bowl: Washington vs. Oklahoma State Free Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/30/2014
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On Friday night, the Washington Huskies (8-5) will be looking to end their season on a three-game winning streak when they face the Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-6) in the Cactus Bowl. The Huskies finished the year in third place in the Pac 12 North, while the Cowboys were seventh in the Big 12 standings.
Washington won their first four games this season, then had a bit of a rough stretch, but finished off the year by winning their final two games. They culminated their regular season with a dominant 31-13 victory over in-state rival Washington State on the road.
The Huskies' defense was solid pretty much all year, holding their opponents to just 24.4 points per game. Sophomore quarterback Cyler Miles had a very good season by throwing for 2,129 yards with 16 touchdowns and just three interceptions.
Oklahoma State probably feels a bit lucky to be in a bowl game this season, as they ended up losing five out of their last six games. They did beat Oklahoma 38-35 in overtime in their final game, though, so they will be coming into the Cactus Bowl with some momentum.
The Cowboys averaged 27.4 points per game this season, but they also allowed opposing offenses to score 32 points per game against them. Quarterback Daxx Garman had an up-and-down season this year, finishing with 2,041 passing yards with 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Washington Huskies Betting Trends
Washington Huskies are 7-6-0 Against the Spread
Washington Huskies are 3-9-0 against the Over/Under
Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
Oklahoma State Cowboys are 5-7-0 Against the Spread
Oklahoma State Cowboys are 6-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/07/14 TE Derrick Brown Suspension out indefinitely
11/06/14 DB Marcus Peters Dismissed has been dismissed
10/31/14 OL Ben Riva Ankle out indefinitely
10/30/14 DB Trevor Walker Knee out for season
09/23/14 HB Jesse Callier Achilles out for season
09/15/14 DB Jermaine Kelly Ankle out indefinitely
08/25/14 DB Lavon Washington Dismissed has been dismissed
Oklahoma State Cowboys
12/12/14 RB Tyreek Hill Legal problems has been dismissed from program
10/23/14 DB Juwan Offray Legal problems has been dismissed
09/07/14 QB J.W. Walsh Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma State
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