Can No. 18 Stanford Get Outright Upset Against No. 25 Washington State in Week 10 PAC-12 Pairing?
After No. 18 Stanford’s atrocious performance a week ago, the big question heading into their Week 10 PAC-12 pairing against a 25th-ranked Washington State Cougars team that also didn’t look very good last weekend, is whether or not the Cardinal can get the outright win against their longtime conference rivals. Washington State will host Stanford live from Martin Stadium on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET with this matchup airing on Fox Sports Go.
Stanford Cardinal Vs Washington State Cougars Betting Tips
No. 18 Stanford (6-2) at No. 25 Washington State (7-2)
When: Saturday, November 4 at 3:30 PM ET
Where: Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA
TV: Fox Sports Go
NCAAF Odds: Washington State -2.5
The 18th-ranked Stanford Cardinal may have beaten lowly Oregon State last weekend, but they actually took a huge step backward in my mind by barely squeaking past the lowly, one-win Beavers 15-14 and never coming close to covering the spread as a three-touchdown road favorite.
Stanford was without star running back Bryce Love due to injury, but the fact of the matter is that they should have never been trailing Oregon State 7-6 at the half and 14-9 going into the fourth quarter. While Stanford has won five straight since losing two in a row in Weeks 2 and 3, the Cardinal have gone an uninspiring 1-2-1 ATS over their last four.
Washington State got completely beaten in every way in their humbling 58-37 loss against Arizona and suddenly unstoppable dual-threat quarterback Khalil Tate last weekend, but Tate has been putting on some absolutely jaw-dropping performances over the last month that have totally catapulted him into the Heisman Trophy conversation. Still, there are some encouraging signs coming into this contest like the fact that the Cougars outgained the Wildcats by 646-585 total yards.
Washington State signal-caller Luke Falk is still in the midst of a fine season, having completed 68.0 percent of his passes on the season while throwing for 2,576 yards with 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions even though he was benched in last week’s loss only to see backup Tyler Hillinski come in and toss four interceptions.
While Stanford is just a tad better than Washington State statistically on both sides of the ball, their inability to put points on the board in four of their games this season, including last weekend, should be worrisome for college football bettors that are thinking about backing them in this contest.
Stanford has gone a discouraging 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games while Washington State has posted a perfect 4-0 ATS mark in their last 4 home games while also going 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up loss. Falk and the Cougars blew the Cardinal out of the water in last year’s 42-16 road win and this time around, I like the Cougars to get the home win in something of a thriller in this Week 10 PAC-12 pairing!
Pick: Washington State -2.5