Oregon vs Washington NCAA Football Picks Against the Spread
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Jacob Eason and the Washington Huskies host the Oregon Ducks at Husky Stadium on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Oregon opens this contest as 6.5-point dogs. The Ducks are 3-3-0 ATS and 1-5-0 when betting on the total. The Huskies are 4-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-2-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Oregon Ducks played the Colorado Buffaloes and earned the win by a score of 45-3. CJ Verdell paced the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 70 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 171 yards via 14 carries which meant he was running for 12.2 yards per carry. Jaylon Redd was the receiving yardage leader by earning 75 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 18.8 yards per reception for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Ducks was Justin Herbert who went 18/32 with 261 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. The Ducks ran the ball 36 times and earned a total of 252 yards which gave them an average of 7.0 yards per attempt. On the day, they totaled 71 plays which gave them a total of 527 yards. For the game, the Ducks racked up a total of 25 first downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 119 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. When it comes to their defensive performance, Oregon allowed 19 completions on 34 tries totaling 131 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.9%. In the running game, the Ducks allowed 168 yards on 40 tries which means they had an average of 4.2 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 299 yards and forced 4 turnovers.
The Ducks head into this game 5-1 for this season. For total yards, they sit in 5th in the Pac-12 Conference and 36th in the country with 2,766 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 36 points per contest, putting them 30th in the country. As a team, they have an average of 176.8 yards on the ground per game which is 5th in the Pac-12. The Ducks have one of the best defenses in the nation, allowing 8.7 points per contest which has them at 1st in the Pac-12. In regard to yards rushing, Oregon is allowing 107.5 yards per game which has them at 3rd in the Pac-12 and 23rd in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.1 yards per carry which has them at 3rd in the Pac-12 Conference and 24th in the country overall. Overall, they have allowed 645 yards rushing through 6 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Ducks have allowed 1,705 yards. Opponents are completing 52.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 4.8 yards per attempt.
The last time they took the field, the Washington Huskies went up against the Arizona Wildcats and notched a win by a score of 51-27. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Huskies was Jacob Eason who went 15/22 with 243 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Sean McGrew led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 44 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 106 yards on 13 carries which meant he was running for 8.2 yards per carry. Puka Nacua led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 97 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 32.3 yards per catch for that game. The Huskies ran the football 42 times and racked up 211 yards which earned them an average of 5.0 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they totaled 64 plays for 454 yards. For the contest, the Huskies earned a total of 18 1st downs and they had 8 penalties for 67 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, Washington conceded 16 completions on 33 throws for a total of 209 yards, and a completion percentage of 48.5%. Against the run, the Huskies conceded 151 yards on 39 runs which gave them an average of 3.9 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they gave up 360 yards and forced 4 takeaways.
The Huskies head into this matchup 5-2. In discussing the offensive production, the Huskies have one of the most prolific offenses in D-1. Washington is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 179.7 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 53rd in the nation. As a unit, they have a total of 1,258 rushing yards through 7 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Huskies average 424.1 yards per contest overall putting them 56th in the country and 7th in the conference. The Huskies are giving up 19.6 points per game which puts them at 5th in the Pac-12 and 28th in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in the nation. They are conceding 216.9 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Huskies are currently ranked 3rd in the Pac-12 Conference. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 137 total points. In terms of yards rushing, they are giving up 146.7 yards per game which puts them at 57th in the nation and 5th in the Pac-12 Conference. For 2019, they have given up a total of 1,027 yards rushing and 9.8 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Ducks/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Huskies -6.5
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