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Stanford Cardinal vs. Washington Huskies Total Pick

Time: 4:15 PM EST Saturday September 27, 2014 on FOX

No. 16 Stanford Cardinal (2-1) vs. Washington Huskies (4-0)

Betting Odds
Opening Line: Stanford -7.5
Over/Under: 48
Moneyline: Stanford -300/ Washington +250

Washington is 4-0 and unranked, but that will change if they can beat the 16th ranked Stanford Cardinal at home. This is a classic offense vs. defense game, as Washington has scored at least 44 points in each of their last 3 games and Stanford ranks 1st in the nation in total defense and pass defense.

Washington is undefeated, but they are unranked, as they have yet to play a solid team. They have only faced 1 from a major conference and that was Illinois, who may be the weakest team in the Big 10.

The Cardinal is 5-1 in their last 6 games against the Huskies, but the 1 loss was the last time Stanford headed north to play at Washington.

In their last games Washington beat Georgia State 45-14 and Stanford beat Army 35-0.

In both of Stanford’s wins they did not give up a single point.

Stanford is 2-1 ATS with an Over/Under record of 0-2 and Washington is 1-3 ATS with an Over/Under record of 1-3.

This season Washington is 3-0 at home and Stanford is 0-0 on the road.

The Washington defense only ranks 72nd in the nation allowing 25.3 ppg and that is good for a Stanford squad that does not have a dynamic offense. Kevin Hogan has been solid under center and he has a good WR corps, but in the only gave facing a good defense in USC he did not have a TD pass. WR Ty Montgomery is his main target and the WR has 22 catches for 246 yards and 2 TD on the season.

The Cardinal rushed for 199 yards last week and they have a few guys that can get it done on the ground. Remound Wright, who rushed for 60 yards in the loss to USC, is back for this game after missing the Army one due to an injury.

While the Washington defense stuffed the run facing Georgia State they did give up 205 passing yards.

Washington QB Cyler Miles has completed for than 2/3rd of his pass attempts and has 2 targets that have at least 200 receiving yards. However, he will be tested by the Stanford pass defense in this Pac 12 match up. The Huskies RB duo of Dwayne Washington and Lavon Coleman has combined for 473 rushing yards on the season.

Betting Trends

Stanford is 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 road games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU win of more than 20 points, and they have an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 road games.

Washington is 16-7 ATS in their last 23 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games, and they have an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 home games.

Stanford is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games at Washington.

Free Total Pick

The 291 total yards and 13 points allowed to the USC Trojans by Stanford is very impressive and the shutout of Army is better than some handicappers may think. What hasn’t been impressive so far this season is the offense. The Cardinal managed just 10 points against Southern Cal and the 35 scored against a weak Army defense that allowed 39 points to Buffalo is underwhelming. Washington has played some defense this season holding 3 of their 4 opponents to fewer than 20 points. Admittedly the Huskies’ competition was weaker than what they will face on Saturday, but I think they have shown enough to keep Stanford from running the score up.

Take the Under 48

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