Washington at Stanford
Betting Preview & Prediction
When: 10:30 PM ET, Friday, November 10, 2017
Where: Stanford Stadium, Stanford, California
TV: Fox Sports 1.
Bovada Betting Line: Washington -6
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Washington vs Stanford Betting Preview
Eighth-ranked Washington knows it must win out to have a chance at reaching the four-team College Football Playoff as it enters Friday’s Pac-12 road game at Stanford as a 6 point favorite at Bovada online sportsbook. The Huskies are ranked ninth in the college football playoff rankings and lead the Pac-12 North Division by a half-game over Washington State and Stanford.
Washington has the nation’s top-ranked defense (240.9 yards per game) and stands sixth in the nation in rushing defense (91.1). They will be tested in trying to stop Stanford star running back Bryce Love. The junior running back has rushed for 1,456 yards (second nationally behind San Diego State’s Rashaad Penny 1,602 yards), and has recorded 11 runs of 50 or more yards this season. Stanford’s special teams unit will have to stop Huskies senior punt returner Dante Pettis, who has four return touchdowns this season and an NCAA-record nine during his career.
The Washington Huskies (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12)
Junior running back Myles Gaskin (918 yards, 10 touchdowns) has topped 100 yards in four of the past six games and is on pace to top 1,300 rushing yards for the third straight season. Junior quarterback Jake Browning is tied for the school record of 75 touchdown passes (Keith Price, 2010-13), with 16 of them coming this season against just five interceptions.
The Stanford Cardinals (6-3, 5-2)
running back Bryce Love was held to a season-low 69 yards last Saturday in a loss to Washington State but has at least one 50-yard gain in each game this season. Redshirt freshman quarterback K.J. Costello is making his second career start and he struggled last week by going 9-for-20 passing for 105 yards and one interception. The Cardinals allow an average of 21.3 points per game and have been helped by the ball control offense.
Washington at Stanford Game Prediction
The PAC12 will be rooting for Washington as the conferences only chance of making the college football playoffs. They need a good win tonight and some help to have a chance. The Cardinals have been riding the legs of Bryce Love and trying to avoid putting their quarterback in a position where he will need to throw a lot to win. The Huskies have the defense to slow down the Stanford running game and force the Cardinals to pass to win. I am taking the Huskies to pull away in the second half as Stanford is forced to pass more to try and will put up an interception or two.