Washington State at Stanford College Football Picks and Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
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The Washington State Cougars head to Stanford Stadium to play the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Stanford as 3 point favorites. The Cougars are 7-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-2-0. The Cardinal are 4-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-4-0.
Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Washington State Cougars are 7-0-0 against the spread
Important Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Stanford Cardinal are 4-3-0 against the spread
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
10/21/18 DB Sean Harper Jr. Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Stanford
10/15/18 DL Nnamdi Oguayo Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/20/18 LB Derek Moore Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/20/18 DT Jonathan Lolohea Undisclosed has left team
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
10/21/18 RB Bryce Love Ankle left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Washington State
10/21/18 LB Joey Alfieri Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Washington State
10/21/18 QB K.J. Costello Hand injured last game, is probable Saturday vs Washington State
10/21/18 OL Nate Herbig Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Washington State
10/10/18 WR Connor Wedington Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/27/18 S Ben Edwards Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/12/18 OL Foster Sarell Leg is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Washington State Cougars are 17th in the country in points scored with 285. They have run 518 plays this year for 3,343 yards, which ranks them 2nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Cougars average 6.5 yards per play, which is 21st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 181 1st downs this season, ranking them 20th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Washington State has run for 538 yards as a unit, which ranks 128th in college football. They've run 143 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 55 times for 545 yards so far this year, which has them 27th in the country in penalties. Gardner Minshew has passed for 2,745 yards this year. He's completed 254 throws while attempting 364 passes for a completion percentage of 69.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 150.7. He averages 8.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.5 yards per pass attempt.
Washington State is 49th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 163. They have given up a total of 2,205 yards on D, which is 19th in D-1. The Cougars are 32nd in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 108 throws on 201 attempts against the Washington State Cougars defense this season, ranking them 19th and 29th in the nation. The Washington State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,248 yards in the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 252 attempts for 957 yards this season, putting them in 38th place in the country against the run. The Cougars have had 62 penalties for 506 yards on defense this year. That places them 107th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Washington State is 28th in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 90 punt return yards and average 6 yards per return, which is 97th in D-1. They have returned 13 kicks for 354 yards on special teams, which puts them 57th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 27 yards per kick return and they are 32nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,788. The Washington State Cougars have tried 8 field goals this year and made 5, which is 100th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Washington State Cougars kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 36 for 37 this season. Their punters have accumulated 995 yards on 21 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranks them 6th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cardinal have run for 641 yards as a team, which ranks 126th in college football. They've run 209 times, averaging 3.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Stanford Cardinal have been penalized on offense 39 times for 287 yards so far this season, which has them 92nd in the country in penalties. They are 99th in the nation in points scored with 174. They have run 424 plays this season for 2,483 yards, which ranks them 44th in Division 1 in total offense. Stanford averages 5.9 yards per play, which is 57th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 126 1st downs this year, placing them 114th overall as an offensive unit. K.J. Costello averages 8.7 yards per pass attempt and 8.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 136 passes on 211 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 152.4. He has thrown for 1,842 yards this season.
The Stanford Cardinal rush defense has allowed 265 attempts for 1,070 yards this year, putting them in 56th place in D-1 against the run. Stanford has committed 44 penalties for 455 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 87th in college football. They are 31st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 145. They have surrendered a total of 2,835 yards on D, which is 75th in the country. The Cardinal are ranked 76th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 148 passes on 239 attempts against the Stanford defense this season, placing them 98th and 85th in Division 1. The Stanford Cardinal pass defense has also given up a total of 1,765 yards through the air, which is 91st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Stanford Cardinal have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 8, which is 66th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89%. Stanford kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 19 for 19 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,761 yards on 40 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 25th in Division 1 in punting average. Stanford is ranked 71st in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 122 punt return yards and average 11.1 yards per return, which is 41st in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 319 yards on special teams, ranking 68th in kick return yardage. The Stanford Cardinal average 19 yards per kick return and they are 100th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,924.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Cardinal college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinal -3
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