Washington State (@1.22) vs Houston (@4.1)
13-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Washington State will win

Washington State – Houston Match Prediction | 13-09-2019 21:15

Gordon already has nine TD passes in the first two games along with over 884 yards on 60 of 74 passing. Borghi is arguably the most underrated back in the Pac 12 if not the countryhe has speed, toughness, and great hands as a receiver out of the backfield. Washington State has 7 of 8 receivers returning from last years roster and Sophomore RB Max Borghi who is basically Christian McCaffery in disguise. He hasnt been tested yet as the offense has reached the endzone nearly every time they have been in the RedZone, but the expectation is Coach Leach will have plenty of confidence in his kicker. Washington State kicker, Blake Mazza proved to be solid last season by knocking down clutch FGs including a game-winner at Stanford. WSU continues to run the Air-Raid offense with QB Anthony Gordon, so far picking up where Gardner Minshew left off last season. WSUs offense is a solid reason to take the OVER in this gamethey flat out light up the scoreboardusually!

Washington State won its second straight game after clamping on the University of Northern Colorado Bears with a score of 59-17 at Bingham Hill Farms in Fort Collins. Washington State comes in ranked # 22, now at 2-0 overall, and is 0-0 at the PAC 12 South Division. The Washington State Cougars visit The Space City to battle with another pride of Cougars at the John OQuinn Field at TDECU Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Washington State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 matches and 11-1 SU in its last 11 matches played in September. Their win against Northern Colorado was not as suave compared to New Mexico as Gordon had his first blocked pass, two drops, and missed tackles in the game. The team currently has an average of 40.3 points per game while allowing other teams to score at an average of 21.8 points per game. QB Anthony Gordon lobbed for 11.9 yards per pass for 464 yards with 4 touchdowns. The No. 22 Washington State Cougars posted its second victory against the Bears making a statement with their offense.

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Even more than that, stopping or slowing down the Cougar offense is to keep it off the field. But Washington is amazing at controlling the clock, too, with a veteran quarterback in Jake Browning who hits his third down passes. Washington State is able to take over games by owning third downs and keeping the ball close to 33 minutes per game.

This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game. The public betting currently has 70 percent going on Washington State as the road favorite. According to the latest oddsmakers, Washington State is favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -8 points against Houston. The over/under total is listed at 74.5 points.

However, given Washington States questionable defense against the run, the best bet might be on the OVER. Houston has the potential to make this game versus Washington State a Primetime showdown for sure. Houston scored 31 points in a 49-31 loss at No. 4 Oklahoma in their season opener this year. This program has been a spoiler for a lot of teams, and they can also score points. Both teams can score. If the underdogs at home get your blood flowing this might be a game to consider.

He threw 1 pick on the day. Leading the way at QB for the Cougars was D'Eriq King who went 15/26 with 139 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. In the game, they ran 69 plays for 380 yards. In the last game they played, the Houston Cougars took on the Prairie View A&M Panthers and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 37-17. He earned an average of 15.5 yards per catch for the game. In the running game, the Cougars conceded 70 yards on 34 carries giving the other team an average of 2.1 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they conceded 318 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the defensive side of the ball, Houston conceded 15 completions on 38 attempts totaling 248 yards, and a completion percentage of 39.5%. Overall, the Cougars had a total of 20 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 60 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. Kyle Porter led the team in rushing for the game. The Houston Cougars ended up rushing 42 times and earned 236 yards which gave them an average of 5.6 yards per run. His longest run of the day went for 24 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the contest. He ran for 120 yards via 19 carries which meant he averaged 6.3 yards per carry. Keith Corbin was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 62 yards on 4 receptions.

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It all comes down to their defense, their performance here will tell us a lot going forward and if they come out strong Houston can cover this spread. The Houston offensive line struggled to gel early against Oklahoma but now they have more experience working together. As for their defensive line, they need a decent performance and their success in this game depends on their linemens ability to win the line of scrimmage.

Houston is struggling defensively thus far, giving up 33 points and 502 yards per game. Quarterback DEriq King has thrown for 306 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 102 yards and three more scores. The offense is putting up points at 34 per game, but the Cougars are averaging just 394 yards per game. Running back Kyle Porter is leading the ground attack with 160 yards and a touchdown.

The offense is putting up points at 34 per game, but the Cougars are averaging just 394 yards per game. Running back Kyle Porter is leading the ground attack with 160 yards and a touchdown. Houston is struggling defensively thus far, giving up 33 points and 502 yards per game. Quarterback DEriq King has thrown for 306 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 102 yards and three more scores.

D'Eriq King and the Houston Cougars host the Washington State Cougars at NRG Stadium on Friday, September 13, 2019. The total opens at 76. The spread on this contest has Washington State as 6.5-point favorites. The Cougars are 1-1-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Cougars are 0-1-1 when wagering on the over/under and 1-1-0 against the spread.