No. 7 Stanford Cardinal vs. No. 10 Washington Huskies Preview
The No. 7 Stanford Cardinal visit the No. 10 Washington Huskies on Friday night in a game that can be seen on ESPN. Both teams come into this game unbeaten so the winner of this game is likely going to win the Pac-12 North and stay in national title contention while the loser will likely be eliminated. The Huskies are listed as 3-point favorites at the best betting websites. Let’s look at the game and Week 5 college football picks.
Week 5 College Football Odds at the Best Betting Sites
Washington Huskies -3, total 44
Stanford Cardinal 3-0 SU, 3-0 ATS
The Cardinal struggled last week as they trailed for most of the game against UCLA but they still pulled out a 22-13 win. Stanford is led by running back Christian McCaffrey who is one of the best players in the country. He has already touched the ball 91 times in three games and has 555 yards and four TDs. He is second in the nation in all-purpose yards, averaging 211.7 per game.
The Cardinal are scoring 25 points per game which is just 96th in the country but they allow just 12 points per game which is 8th best in the nation.
Stanford has gone under the total in all three of their games this season.
Washington 4-0 SU, 2-2 ATS
The Huskies were nearly beaten last week but they pulled out a win in overtime against Arizona. Jake Browning threw a TD pass to Dante Pettis in overtime for the winning score. The Huskies are scoring nearly 46 points per game which is 10th best in the country and they are allowing just 14.5 points per game which is 15th.
Quarterback Jake Browning has completed 70.5 percent of his passes for 904 yards with 14 touchdowns and only two interceptions. Browning is second in the nation in passing touchdowns.
The Cardinal and Stanford have split their all-time series 41-41-4 but Stanford has won the last three meetings by an average of 9 points per game.
The Cardinal are 4-0 against the spread at the best online betting sites in their last 4 road games. The Cardinal are 22-8 ATS in their last 30 games in September. The Huskies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
The Under is 6-2 in the Cardinal last 8 conference games. The Under is 13-6 at sports betting sites in the Cardinal last 19 road games. The Over is 4-1 in the Huskies last 5 home games. The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Washington.
Week 5 College Football Picks
This is an interesting matchup between two excellent head coaches in David Shaw and Chris Petersen that know how to win. The Cardinal have the experience of winning big games under Shaw and they have the superstar in McCaffrey and they are getting points. I will take Stanford plus the points in this contest.
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