Washington vs. Washington State Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 26, 2022

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The No. 12 Washington Huskies (9-2) and the Washington State Cougars (7-4) square off in the 2022 edition of the Apple Cup.

Washington vs. Washington State Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Washington as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Washington has -130 odds to pick up the win, while Washington State is listed at +106 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 60 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Washington vs. Washington State Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Pullman, Washington
  • Stadium: Martin Stadium

Betting Preview

Washington

Offensively, Washington has been a top-25 unit, ranking fifth-best in the FBS by totaling 505.2 yards per game. The defense ranks 53rd (362.9 yards allowed per game). Washington ranks 61st in scoring defense this season (25.7 points allowed per game), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking sixth-best in the FBS with 39.8 points per game. Washington sports the 80th-ranked defense this year in terms of passing yards (231.2 allowed per game), and has been better offensively, ranking best with 366.8 passing yards per game. Washington is compiling 138.4 rushing yards per game on offense (87th in the FBS), and ranks 39th on defense with 131.7 rushing yards allowed per game. Washington has struggled on defense in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 10th-worst in the FBS (45.6% third-down percentage) this season. With the ball, however, the Huskies ranks best, averaging a 54.7% third-down conversion rate. Washington has the 36th-ranked turnover margin in college football at +4, forcing 12 turnovers (105th in the FBS) while turning it over eight times (sixth in the FBS).

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Washington State

In terms of total offense, Washington State ranks 81st in the FBS (369.6 total yards per game) and 56th on the other side of the ball (366.1 total yards allowed per game). Washington State ranks 76th in the FBS with 27.3 points per game, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks 21st-best by allowing only 19.8 points per game. In terms of passing, Washington State ranks 42nd in the FBS (253.1 passing yards per game) and 97th on defense (246.9 passing yards allowed per game). Washington State’s running game has been sputtering, ranking 24th-worst in the FBS with 116.5 rushing yards per game. It has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, giving up 119.2 rushing yards per contest (26th-ranked). Washington State’s third-down defense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 25th-best in the FBS with a 33.1% third-down conversion percentage allowed. In terms of offense, it is putting up a 36.6% third-down rate, which ranks 90th. With 19 forced turnovers (29th in the FBS) and 15 turnovers committed (57th in the FBS) this season, Washington State ranks 36th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +4.

Washington vs. Washington State Betting Analysis

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Washington Betting Insights

Washington has gone 6-5-0 against the spread this season. In games it is played as 2.5-point favorites or more, Washington has an ATS record of 5-5. Games involving Washington have hit the over seven times this season. The Huskies have an 8-2 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 80% of those games). In games they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -130 or shorter, the Huskies have an 5-2 record (winning 80% of their games).

Cougars Betting Insights

Washington State has covered the spread eight times over 11 games with a set total. Washington State has an ATS record of 3-2 when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs. Washington State games have gone over the total twice this year. The Cougars have won one of the five games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Cougars have entered five games this season as the underdog by +106 or more and are 0-4 in those contests.

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Washington vs. Washington State Against The Spread & Betting Records

Washington

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 60.9 60.0 62.4
Implied Total AVG 37.7 38.9 35.8
ATS Record 6-5-0 5-2-0 1-3-0
Over/Under Record 7-4-0 5-2-0 2-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 8-2 7-0 1-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-0 0-0 1-0

Cougars

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 56.1 56.9 55.2
Implied Total AVG 33.4 34.8 31.6
ATS Record 8-3-0 5-1-0 3-2-0
Over/Under Record 2-9-0 1-5-0 1-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 6-0 4-0 2-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-4 0-2 1-2

Players to Watch

Washington

  • Jeremiah Martin has played 11 games, collecting 6.5 sacks to go with 6.0 TFL and 28 tackles for the Huskies.
  • With 48 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and three sacks in 11 games, Alphonzo Tuputala has been a big part of the Huskies’ defense in 2022.
  • The Huskies’ defensive unit has been aided by the contributions of Bralen Trice, who has played 11 games and recorded 22 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and seven sacks.
  • Alex Cook has been a key part of the Huskies’ defense in 2022, with 53 tackles and 2.0 TFL in 11 games.

Cougars

  • In 11 games for the Cougars, Daiyan Henley has registered 4.0 sacks to go with 9.0 TFL, 85 tackles, and one interception.
  • On defense, Francisco Mauigoa has helped lead the charge with 48 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 3.5 sacks, and one interception in 11 games.
  • Jaden Hicks has been wreaking havoc on defense, compiling 1.0 sack to go with 2.0 TFL, 61 tackles, and one interception for the Cougars.
  • With one interception to go with 47 tackles, 3.0 TFL, two sacks, and two passes defended in 11 games, Armani Marsh has been wreaking havoc on defense for the Cougars.

Washington vs. Washington State Predictions and Pick

Washington vs. Washington State betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Cougars (+2.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (60)

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How to Bet on Washington vs. Washington State

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Our pick to win this contest is Washington State, and we project that Washington State will cover the spread (Washington -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 60 points.

WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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