Oregon State vs Washington State NCAA Football Game Picks 11/23/2019
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Martin Stadium in Pullman, WA
TV: Pac-12 Network
Odds/Point Spread: Washington State -13
Martin Stadium is the venue where Anthony Gordon and the Washington State Cougars will take on the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday. Oregon State opens this matchup as 13-point underdogs. The Beavers are 7-3-0 ATS and 5-5-0 when betting on the total. The Cougars are 6-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-6-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Oregon State Beavers faced the Arizona State Sun Devils and earned the victory by a score of 35-34. Running the show from under center for the Beavers was Jake Luton who went 26/35 with 288 yards passing and tossed 4 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. Artavis Pierce led the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 14 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 63 yards via 16 carries which meant he averaged 3.9 yards per carry. Isaiah Hodgins was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 93 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 15.5 yards per reception for that game. The Beavers ran the ball a total of 38 times and totaled 107 yards which gave them an average of 2.8 yards per rush. On the day, the Beavers racked up 26 first downs and they had a total of 2 infractions for 10 yards which is telling of the great week of practice this squad had. For the game, they totaled 73 plays for 395 yards. In terms of defense, Oregon State allowed 24 catches on 36 tries totaling 334 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. In the running game, the Beavers allowed 74 yards on 25 carries which is an average of 3.0 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they allowed a total of 408 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Beavers head into this matchup 5-5 for this season. For total yardage, they sit in 8th in the Pac-12 Conference and 72nd in Division 1 with 3,963 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 31.1 points per game, putting them 54th in Division 1. As a team, they have an average of 155.3 rushing yards per contest which is 6th in the Pac-12. The Beavers have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, allowing 31.2 points per game ranking them 9th in the Pac-12 Conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Beavers have allowed 2,410 yards. Opponents are completing 61.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.0 yards per try. When talking about yards rushing, Oregon State is giving up 180.8 yards per contest ranking them 12th in the Pac-12 and 89th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per carry putting them 7th in the conference and 73rd in the nation overall. In total, they have allowed 1,808 yards rushing through 10 games.
In their last contest, the Washington State Cougars took on the Stanford Cardinal and notched a win by a score of 49-22. Running the show from under center for the Cougars was Anthony Gordon who went 44/60 with 520 yards passing and threw 5 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick in the game. Max Borghi led the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 37 yards and he added 1 touchdown during the game. He scurried for 111 yards by way of 15 carries which meant he was running for 7.4 yards per carry. Brandon Arconado led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 148 yards on 9 catches. He had an average of 16.4 yards per reception in the game. The Cougars ran the football 19 times and racked up 110 yards earning them an average of 5.8 yards per carry. On the day, the Cougars earned 33 first downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 62 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. Overall, they ran 79 plays which added up to 630 yards. When discussing the defense, Washington State allowed 32 completions on 49 tries totaling 494 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.3%. On the ground, the Cougars allowed 16 yards on 11 tries which gave them an average of 1.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they conceded 510 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
The Cougars come into this matchup with a record of 5-5. Washington State hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 81 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 128th in Division 1. As a team, they have a total of 810 rushing yards through 10 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Cougars average 522.8 yards per game overall putting them 6th in the country and 1st in the Pac-12 Conference. The Cougars are giving up 29.3 points per game which puts them at 8th in the conference and 80th in D-1. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 293 points in total. In regard to yards on the ground, they are conceding 175.9 yards per contest ranking them 86th in the country and 11th in the conference. In 2019, they have given up a total of 1,759 yards on the ground and 18 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in the nation. They are allowing 277.9 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cougars are currently ranked 8th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Beavers/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cougars -13
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