The Washington Huskies have had an outstanding 2023 NCAAF season, remaining undefeated at 10-0 and aiming to maintain their flawless record until the end of the season. With only two games left on their schedule, the first matchup is against the Oregon State Beavers, who currently stand at 8-2.
Even though the Huskies boast a more storied history than the Beavers, their recent encounters have been closely contested. In their last meeting, the Huskies only managed to secure a narrow three-point victory, and the last time they faced off at Reser Stadium, the Beavers emerged triumphant.
The odds for the upcoming game heavily favor the Beavers, with a spread of -3.5 points in their favor and a money line of -137 compared to the Huskies’ +114. Additionally, the points total is set at 63.5, with the odds favoring the under at +280.
The highly anticipated matchup is scheduled to take place at Reser Stadium on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Oregon, on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 7:30 PM ET. The game will be broadcast on ABC.
The Huskies’ remarkable 10-0 record can be largely attributed to their potent offense, which averages 41.0 points per game. Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. has been exceptional both in passing and running, accumulating 3,533 passing yards and scoring 28 touchdowns. However, the team’s defense has shown some vulnerability, conceding an average of 23.5 points per game and struggling against ground attacks, allowing 140.3 rushing yards per game.
On the other hand, the Oregon State Beavers have demonstrated a strong defensive prowess, conceding an average of 20.5 points per game and successfully limiting opponents in several matchups. Bookies have indicated that the Beavers are favored to win, but the odds are not significantly skewed, suggesting a competitive battle at Reser Stadium.
Despite the odds, some predict that the Huskies will emerge victorious due to Penix Jr.’s exceptional performance at the helm. The prediction for the game leans towards a close contest, with a recommendation to pick the Washington Huskies at +3.5 points.