Stanford vs Washington State NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
K.J. Costello and the Stanford Cardinal go to Martin Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Washington State Cougars. Washington State opens this matchup as 10-point favorites. The Cardinal are 3-6-0 ATS and 5-4-0 when betting on the total. The Cougars are 5-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-6-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Stanford Cardinal went up against the Colorado Buffaloes and were defeated 16-13. Running the show from under center for the Cardinal was K.J. Costello who went 18/29 with 245 yards through the air and threw 1 TD. He gave away 1 interception on the day. Cameron Scarlett paced the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 14 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 63 yards via 13 carries which meant he averaged 4.8 yards per carry. Simi Fehoko was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 96 yards on 2 catches. He had an average of 48.0 yards per reception for that contest. The Cardinal rushed the ball a total of 25 times and racked up 127 yards which gave them an average of 5.1 yards per attempt. In all, they finished with a total of 54 plays for 372 yards. For the contest, the Cardinal racked up 15 first downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 80 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. When discussing the defense, Stanford conceded 20 completions on 30 tries for a total of 186 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. For this contest, they conceded 358 yards and forced 1 turnover. Against the run, the Cardinal conceded 172 yards on 41 tries which is an average of 4.2 yards per attempt allowed.
The Cardinal head into this matchup 4-5 this season. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 11th in the Pac-12 Conference and 108th in the nation with 3,162 yards. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation averaging 21.6 points per contest, ranking them 109th in the nation. As a unit, they have an average of 121.4 yards on the ground per game which is 10th in the Pac-12 Conference. The Cardinal have one of the average defenses in the nation, giving up 26.7 points per contest ranking them 6th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cardinal have allowed 2,069 yards. Teams are completing 64.5% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.8 yards per attempt. When it comes to rushing yards, Stanford is giving up 152.9 yards per contest putting them 7th in the conference and 60th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per carry which has them at 8th in the Pac-12 and 80th in the country overall. In total, they have conceded 1,376 rushing yards through 9 games.
The last time they took the field, the Washington State Cougars played the California Golden Bears and were defeated 33-20. Running the show from under center for the Cougars was Anthony Gordon who went 45/58 with 407 yards passing and tossed 2 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception in the game. Max Borghi led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 13 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 19 yards on 8 carries which had him averaging 2.4 yards per run. Brandon Arconado was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 130 yards on 12 receptions. He averaged 10.8 yards per catch for that game. The Cougars ended up running the ball 14 times and generated 16 yards which gave them an average of 1.1 yards per rushing attempt. For the contest, the Cougars earned 23 first downs and they had 10 infractions for 98 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. In the game, they ran 72 plays which added up to 423 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Washington State allowed 16 completions on 24 throws for a total of 230 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. Against the run, the Cougars allowed 196 yards on 36 attempts which gave them an average of 5.4 yards per carry allowed. For the game, they conceded a total of 426 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Cougars head into this game 4-5. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Cougars have one of the top tier offenses in Division 1. Washington State needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 77.8 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 126th in the country. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 700 yards rushing through 9 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Cougars average 510.9 yards per game overall which has them at 7th in D-1 and 1st in the conference. The Cougars are allowing 30.1 points per contest ranking them 8th in the Pac-12 Conference and 85th in Division 1. When talking about points given up, they have allowed 271 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are allowing 193.7 yards per game which puts them at 97th in college football and 12th in the Pac-12 Conference. For this year, they have conceded 1,743 yards on the ground and 18 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in Division 1. They are conceding 253.9 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Cougars are ranked 7th in the Pac-12.
Who will win tonight's Cardinal/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinal +10
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