Michigan State Spartans vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 9/17/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Washington Huskies
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Husky Stadium in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Huskies (-3)
The Washington Huskies (2-0) are hosting the Michigan State Spartans (2-0) at Husky Stadium on Saturday. Michigan State is 3-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 54.
The Michigan State Spartans come into this game with a record of 2-0 for this season. In their last game, the Spartans went up against the Akron Zips and earned the victory with a final of 52-0. Payton Thorne connected on 18/28 with 212 yds passing. He had a QB rate of 113.6 and ended the contest with 2 interceptions. Jalen Berger was the rushing leader for the Spartans with 17 carries for 107 yds (6.3 yards per carry). At the end of the game, they had 81 plays for 496 yards. The Michigan State Spartans rushed the ball a total of 48 times and totaled 260 yds, earning them an average of 5.4 yards per attempt. Against the run, the Spartans gave up 22 yds on 27 attempts, which is an average of 0.8 yards per rush surrendered. Michigan State allowed 20 pass completions on 35 attempts for 203 yds, and a completion percentage of 57.1%.
Concerning scoring points, the Michigan State Spartans are averaging 43.5 PPG. As a team they maintain an average of 228.5 yards via the ground game which ranks them 23rd in Division 1. The Spartans have earned 926 total yards for the season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Michigan State has earned 5 touchdowns via the pass and 7 rushing touchdowns. Michigan State has 52 first downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 6 infractions for 51 yds. They have turned the football over 4 different times.
Regarding passing yards, the Spartans have allowed 396 yards which ranks them 46th in college football. They have conceded 198.0 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 57.7%. In total, they have allowed 279.5 yards per contest ranking them 29th in D-1. They have yielded 0 touchdowns through the air as well as 1 touchdown pounding the rock. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.5 yards per rush and 81.5 rushing yards per contest for the season. In total, they have given up 163 running yards through 2 contests. The Spartans are sitting in 7th in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 6.5 points per game.
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The Huskies come into this matchup with a record of 2-0 for this season. For their last game, the Huskies got the victory with a final of 52-6 when they played the Portland State Vikings. Michael Penix Jr. (2 TDs) ended the contest with 337 yds on 20/27 passing while his QB rating was 196. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 12.5. Wayne Taulapapa carried the ball 12 times for 94 yards, ending the contest with 7.8 yds per attempt for Washington. The Huskies finished the game with 617 yards while they ran 73 plays (8.5 yards per play). Washington ran the football for 6.0 yards per attempt, finishing with 241 yards on 40 carries. Washington allowed 31 rushing attempts for 81 yds (2.6 yards per carry). The Huskies pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 35.0%, relinquishing 50 yds on 7 out of 20 passing.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Huskies rank 11th in the country averaging 48.5 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Huskies currently have a total of 769 yards through the air as well as an average of 384.5 passing yards per contest, putting them at 6th in the country. The Washington Huskies are averaging 571.0 yards per contest, ranking them 3rd in Division 1. The Washington offense has compiled 142 yds of penalties on 14 infractions, which has them sitting 58th in the country in terms of making mistakes.
The Huskies are conceding 13.0 PPG, which puts them 26th in Division 1. Washington has conceded a total of 228 yards on the ground (114.0 yards per contest) in addition to 1 touchdown rushing on the year. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 26 points in total. They have given up 1 touchdown through the air as well as 121.5 yards per game, which puts them in 7th in the country. The Huskies defense has been on the field for 119 plays, which has them ranked 21st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Huskies -3
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