College football betting expectations continue to grow for the Washington Huskies as head coach Steve Sarkisian is forging a college football gambling bowl contender.
Washington will host Oregon State in an ESPN Saturday nightcap that is scheduled to kickoff at 10:20 PM Eastern and Sports-Gambling opened with Oregon State as a 2 point road favorite.
The #24 Oregon State Beavers have a record of 3-2 straight up and 3-1-1 with the NCAA football betting lines. Oregon State’s 2 losses were on the road against #3 Boise State and #4 TCU and they were competitive in both games. Last week the Beavers scored a 29-27 upset win at Arizona as 8.5 point dogs.
First year quarterback Ryan Katz had far and away his best game with 393 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. It is interesting to note that Oregon State ranks 82nd for total offense and 113th for total defense. The Beavers have a +7 turnover ratio and are in the top 20 for special teams and that is what has them on the plus side.
The Washington Huskies have a NCAA football betting record of 2-3 both straight up and against the spread after their 24-14 loss at Arizona State last week that followed a 32-31 upset win at USC. Much like Oregon State, the Huskies struggle on defense as they are ranked 104th in the country.
The Huskies rank 52nd in total offense and are led by quarterback Jake Locker, a bona fide NFL prospect who has been inconsistent this year. Locker was clutch at USC but has come up short in losses to Nebraska and Arizona State.
He has a mediocre 55% completion rate and a 6.8 yards per attempt average with an 8/3 touchdown/interception ratio. Chris Polk has been solid with 466 yards rushing and a 5.5 yards per carry average.
This game will likely be decided by which quarterback plays better as both Katz and Locker have been both great and bad at different stages this year.
Oregon State has covered 6 consecutive college football betting matchups with Washington and the chalk has gotten the money in 5 out of the last 6 meetings. The two teams have gone under the total in their last 4 get togethers.