Washington State Cougars Open Against Tough Opponent
CenturyLink Field has a Week 1 contest on tap for Thursday as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Washington State Cougars play their season openers.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cougars listed as 8-point favorites versus the Scarlet Knights, while the game’s total is sitting at 63.
Rutgers was a 29-16 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Notre Dame. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (45) made winners of UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Washington State, they were a 48-45 loser as they battled Colorado State at home. Washington State failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 93 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Rutgers: 6-7 SU, 5-8 ATS
Washington State: 6-7 SU, 9-4 ATS
Rutgers Scarlet Knights most recently:
When playing in August are 4-3
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 4-6
When an underdog on the road are 4-6
Washington State Cougars most recently:
When playing in August are 4-4
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 3-7
When favored at home are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rutgers’s last 6 games
Rutgers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Rutgers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington State’s last 7 games
Washington State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Rutgers home to Howard, Saturday, September 6
Washington State at Nevada, Friday, September 5