MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
When: Friday, September 13, 2019, at 9:15 PM EST
Where: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
Point Spread: Washington Cougars -9
Betting Total: 75 points
Week two of college football is in the books, and fall is just around the corner. There is still about a week until interconference play starts for teams.
Nothing is set in stone this week three of college football. There is still a long way to go until the College Football Playoff.
Some teams are very much in the hunt for a spot in the top four, and some teams have an uphill battle the rest of the way.
This article will be breaking down the matchup between the Washington State Cougars and the Houston Cougars.
Washington State Cougars Betting Preview
The Cougars have not won a conference championship since 2002, but as of late they have experienced a large amount of regular season success this decade.
In their first two games of 2019, Washington State has averaged 58.5 points per game and 606 yards of offense per game.
With such an explosive offense, WSU will be licking their chops at Houston. Houston’s defense has been allowing 502 yards of offense per game.
Quarterback Anthony Gordon should be able to have another successful game passing the ball as he has been averaging over 400 yards passing per game. WSU’s balanced offensive attack should continue to run rampant over this Houston defense.
Houston Cougars Betting Preview
It was just a couple of years ago when the Houston Cougars almost made it into the top ten in the country. Tom Hermann moved on from that job to take over the Texas Longhorns, and now Houston is headed by Dana Holgerson.
Houston has had one of the toughest schedules to start their 2019 campaign, playing two top 25 ranked opponents in three weeks.
Week one had them matchup against the Oklahoma Sooners, where we got a taste of how good transfer quarterback Jalen Hurts will be in Oklahoma’s offense. They lost that contest 49-31.
Last week, the Cougars went up against the Prairie View Panthers. Houston was much more successful behind running back D’Eriq King’s three touchdowns.
Rushing is Houston’s strong suit, and it will be a tough defensive line to go against on Friday night.
Washington State @ Houston Betting Lines
JazzSports has Washington State favored on the road at -9. The over/under for this is game is set at an unbelievably high 75 points.
It is easy to see, especially through JazzSports over/under, that the game between Washington State and Houston on Friday night will feature a whole lot of offense.
I would expect nothing less from both of these teams, and Washington State should be able to get their passing offense going easily against a shaky Houston secondary.
Houston will most likely struggle to get a stop against this high-powered, PAC-12 offense. I like Washington State in this matchup and I like them to score over 50 points.
Bet this game at JazzSports, and take Washington State at -9 on the road. Look to take the over on this game, as both offenses should find a lot of success on Friday night.
Make sure to lock it in before kickoff!