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9/1/2018 Free Pick – Washington State Cougars vs. Wyoming Cowboys

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington State Cougars (+1) will open the 2018 campaign against the Wyoming Cowboys at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium. The afternoon matchup is scheduled to get underway at 3:30 p.m. ET and fans can watch the action on CBS Sports Network.

Washington State Cougars vs. Wyoming Cowboys Betting Preview

Wyoming is playing the role of underdog and is currently getting 1 point in this Saturday game. The Cougars are also receiving -115 moneyline odds while the Cowboys are -105. There will probably be some good in-game betting scenarios while the match is underway, and oddsmakers have set the over/under (O/U) at 47 points.

After the game’s O/U was initially set at 48, the under is getting most of the early sharp action.

Overall, the Cougars went 9-4 straight-up (SU) in 2017 while the Cowboys could only manage an 8-5 SU record last season. Against conference opponents, the Cougars were 6-3 SU and the Cowboys were 5-3 SU against Mountain West programs. The Cougars were 3-0 SU when playing teams from outside the Pac-12 while the Cowboys were 2-2 SU against such squads.

The Cougars logged 355 passing yards per game and 70 rushing yards per game versus their nine Pac-12 opponents last year. The team was able to put up 28.2 points per game against those opponents while giving up 26.9 per contest. When playing out-of-conference schools, those figures improved across the board, as they averaged 41.0 points-for and 17.0 points-against, along with 433 pass yards per game and 76 rush yards per contest.

In matchups featuring out-of-conference foes, the Cowboys passed for 204 yards per game and ran for 81 per game on their way to 22.0 points per outing. When facing just MWC opponents, the offensive unit recorded 22.5 points per game by averaging 167 passing yards and 121 rushing yards. The Cowboys defense allowed 20.8 PPG to non-conference foes and 16.4 to teams in conference in 2017.

Betting Pick: Washington State Cougars vs. Wyoming Cowboys

SU Winner – Washington State, ATS Winner – Washington State, O/U – Under

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Team Betting Notes

The Cougars created eight rushing touchdowns last season.

The Cowboys put up 13 rushing touchdowns last season.

The Cougars put up 2.9 yards per carry last season while allowing 4.2 YPC to opponents.

The Cowboys registered 3.2 yards per carry last season and allowed a YPC of 3.5 to opponents.

The Cougars offense allowed 44 sacks last season. Their defense created 37 sacks.

Wyoming quarterbacks were sacked 26 times last year. Their defense generated 33 sacks

The Cougars logged 37 passing touchdowns last season.

The Cowboys recorded 18 passing touchdowns last season.


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