[10:30 PM] Washington State @ #15 Stanford

What will be the GAME RESULT?

Washington State Cougars (2-2)

@ #15 Stanford Cardinal (3-1)


Current odds:

Washington State Cougars: (+210)

Stanford Cardinal: (-250)


ESPN simulations have Stanford as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Stanford to win as (XX) favorites.

The line for this game is Stanford by 7 points.

Coming off the worst defeat in coach David Shaw’s six-year tenure, No. 15 Stanford aims for a bounce-back effort Saturday as the Cardinal host surging Washington State. The Cardinal were dominated on both sides of the ball and allowed eight sacks in last Saturday’s 44-6 loss at Washington, while the Cougars rushed for six touchdowns in a 51-33 win over Oregon.

The Cougars are more balanced than ever but still rely heavily on quarterback Luke Falk, who ranks fourth nationally in passing at 373.8 yards per game and was 36-of-48 passing for 371 yards without an interception against Oregon. The running game has been bolstered by the development of offensive linemen Riley Sorenson, Eduardo Middleton, Cole Madison, Andre Dillard and Cody O’Connell, a first-year starter. Senior wide receiver Gabe Marks had a touchdown reception in last season’s 30-28 loss to the Cardinal and ranks sixth nationally with nine catches per game.

Junior running back Christian McCaffrey looks to regain his standing in the Heisman Trophy race after recording a season-low 12 carries for 49 yards last week against the Huskies. Quarterback Ryan Burns struggled last week under constant pressure and needs more support from wide receivers Trent Irwin and Michael Rector along with tight end Dalton Schultz, who has just six receptions this season. In addition to its two starting cornerbacks, the team’s lengthy injury list includes right tackle Casey Tucker, wide receiver Francis Owusu and fullback Daniel Marx.

Stanford has won eight straight against Washington State, including four in a row at Stanford Stadium.

Washington State K Erik Powell has missed all four of his field-goal attempts this season after going 5-for-10 last season.

The Cardinal is 48-6 at Stanford Stadium since 2008 and has not dropped an October home game since 2007.
StreakSmarts Pick: Stanford Cardinals

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick