Watch and win on ESPN2 as the Cougars and Beavers put on an aerial show.
NCAA Football Odds Lines:
Washington State Cougars: -1
Opening College Football Lines from Bookmaker
These two teams played a low-scoring game last year as Oregon State won 19-6. The NCAA football odds had OSU a 15’-point favorite, and now Washington State is a 1-point favorite this season. Expect an aerial show in this match-up as Washington State fires away with its Air Raid offense and Oregon State increases its league-best passing attack.
The Beavers and Cougars are averaging 41 and 37 points per game respectively. These are the bottom two rushing teams in the Pac-12 with both teams running for less than 70 ypg. That puts the focus on the passing game, as Oregon State QB Sean Mannion has posted spectacular stats averaging 420 passing ypg and 8.5 yards per pass attempt. The Beavers duo of QB Mannion and WR Brandon Cooks is statistically the best tandem in the country. Washington State counters with a spread attack averaging 359 passing ypg and the most pass attempts in the league.
Oregon State’s defense is allowing a near-league high 8.1 yards per pass attempt. Washington State is allowing over 60% completions and 7.0 yards per pass attempt. Those stats are significant as both teams employ a spread, pass-first offense that can take advantage of the defensive deficiencies in this NCAA football odds skirmish.
Oregon State has a situational advantage coming off a bye week and extra preparation. Yet the Beavers were fortunate to escape with road wins at Utah and San Diego State. Don’t believe they will prevail against a vastly improved Washington State team ready for redemption.
Free Prediction: Washington State has a league-low 69% conversion rate for scoring in the red zone. But the Beavers defense is dreadful and the Cougars can convert and score more in this NCAA football odds game. Washington State has improved greatly in coach Leach’s second-year, and we expect a win by the Pullman Puma as Washington State beats Oregon State at their own game through the air.
Take Washington State Over Oregon State Saturday Night