Harry Gagnon’s College Football Best Bet of Week 9
WASHINGTON STATE at OREGON -14
WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS +14
The Cougars got back on track last week by beating the Colorado Buffaloes by 31 points, meanwhile, the Ducks had to give all they had to defeat the Washington Huskies in the rain in Seattle. Oregon has a stingy defense, but the Huskies put up big numbers against the Ducks and the Cougars have a much better offense than Washington.
WSU is first in the nation in passing and QB Anthony Gordon will go over 3,000 yards on Saturday. Gordon has 29 touchdown passes and has hooked up with WR Easop Winston on nine of them. Now, Heisman hopeful QB Justin Herbert (18 TDs, one pick) for Oregon has been great at times but the Ducks have a two game lead in the Pac12 North and if Oregon St were to lose, that would all but clinch a spot for the Ducks in the conference championship game.
With that said, the Ducks will try to control the tempo of the game and not get in a shootout with the Cougars. The Ducks should win this game because they possess the best defense in the Pac12 and will be able to limit the amount of big plays by the Cougars. However, I think it will be close; especially with the Cougars controlling this rivalry of late.
Some bones for you to nibble on for this game:
- Washington State is 4-0 straight up against Oregon in their last four meetings, winning by an average of 16 points during that stretch
- The Cougars are also an amazing 9-0 ATS versus the Ducks in their last nine meetings
- The Cougars are 17-6-1 ATS in their last 24 games on the road in October
WASHINGTON STATE 27
Harry Gagnon spent 14 years as a Vegas Sportsbook Supervisor and holds a Communications degree from SUNY-Oswego. You might know him better as part of the Degenerate Trifecta on the award nominated betting podcast “Against All odds with Cousin Sal” on the Ringer Podcast Network. Feel free to find him on Twitter (@AAOHarry) and tweet him a message if you want to talk casinos, sports, or just shoot the breeze about betting in general cause, hey, that’s what Twitter is for, right?