Washington State at Oregon State College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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The Washington State Cougars travel to Reser Stadium to take on the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Washington State as 15.5 point favorites. The Cougars have an ATS record of 5-0-0 while their over/under record is 4-1-0. The Beavers have an over/under record of 4-1-0 and they are 2-3-0 against the spread.
Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The Washington State Cougars are 5-0-0 against the spread
Important Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The Oregon State Beavers are 2-3-0 against the spread
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
09/20/18 LB Derek Moore Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/20/18 DT Jonathan Lolohea Undisclosed has left team
Key Oregon State Beavers Injuries
09/30/18 QB Jake Luton Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Washington State
09/30/18 TE Teagan Quitoriano Hip is questionable Saturday vs Washington State
09/28/18 QB Jake Dukart Personal has left team
09/12/18 RB Artavis Pierce Elbow out 3-4 weeks
08/28/18 CB Jay Irvine Shoulder is out indefinitely
08/28/18 DE Jeromy Reichner Foot is out indefinitely
08/17/18 RB Calvin Tyler Jr. ACL is out for season
08/17/18 S David Morris Foot is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Washington State Cougars are 20th in Division 1 in points scored with 195. They have run 388 plays this season for 2,383 yards, which ranks them 2nd in the nation in total offense. The Cougars average 6.1 yards per play, which is 58th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 129 1st downs this year, placing them 8th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Washington State has run for 331 yards as a team, which ranks 128th in the country. They've run 104 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 45 times for 444 yards so far this season, which has them 10th in the nation in penalties. Gardner Minshew has thrown for 1,992 yards this season. He has completed 185 passes on 273 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 143.1. He averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 7.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Washington State is 53rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 106. They have surrendered a total of 1,370 yards on D, which is 20th in Division 1. The Cougars are ranked 12th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opposing offenses have completed 65 passes on 131 attempts against the Washington State Cougars defense this season, placing them 16th and 43rd in the country. The Washington State pass defense has also given up a total of 757 yards through the air, which is 21st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 178 attempts for 613 yards this year, putting them in 43rd place in D-1 against the run. The Cougars have committed 45 penalties for 358 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 112th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Washington State is ranked 26th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 79 punt return yards and average 7.2 yards per return, which is 85th in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 207 yards on special teams, ranking 69th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 30 yards per kick return and they are 24th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,669. The Washington State Cougars have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 5, which is 63rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Washington State Cougars kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 24 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 873 yards on 18 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That places them 5th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Beavers have run for 995 yards as a team, which ranks 37th in the nation. They've run 221 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Beavers have been penalized on offense 27 times for 279 yards so far this year, which has them 83rd in the country in penalties. They are 55th in Division 1 in points scored with 152. They have run 382 plays this year for 2,225 yards, which ranks them 40th in the nation in total offense. The Oregon State Beavers average 5.8 yards per play, which is 69th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 110 1st downs this season, ranking them 43rd overall as an offensive unit. Conor Blount has completed 70 throws while attempting 108 passes for a completion percentage of 64.8%. He has passed for 852 yards this year. He averages 8.8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 150.6.
The Oregon State Beavers rush defense has given up 219 attempts for 1,519 yards this season, putting them in 126th place in the country against the run. They have had 28 penalties for 240 yards on defense this year. That places them 49th in Division 1. Oregon State is 126th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 226. They have given up a total of 2,720 yards on D, which is 127th in the nation. The Beavers are 122nd in yards per play allowed with 7.2. Opponent offenses have completed 97 throws on 161 attempts against the Oregon State defense this season, ranking them 91st and 89th in the country. The Oregon State Beavers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,201 yards in the air, which is 98th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Oregon State Beavers have tried 8 field goals this year and made 4, which is 80th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Oregon State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,095 yards on 27 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 83rd in the NCAA in punting average. Oregon State is 103rd in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 61 punt return yards and average 15.3 yards per return, which is 26th in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 189 yards on special teams, which puts them 77th in kick return yardage. The Beavers average 11 yards per kick return and they are 43rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,475.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Beavers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cougars -15.5
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