The Big Ten and Pac-12 square off when the No. 11 ranked Michigan State Spartans battle the Washington Huskies on Saturday. Both teams enter the game unbeaten after two weeks. The Spartans are coming off a 7-2 Big Ten East and 11-2 overall mark from a year ago. The Huskies finished 2021 with a 3-6 record in the Pac-12 North and were 4-8 overall.
Kickoff from Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Washington leads the all-time series 2-1, including a 1-0 edge in games played at Seattle. The Huskies are favored by 3.5 points in the latest Michigan State vs. Washington odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 56.5. Before making any Washington vs. Michigan State picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Michigan State vs. Washington and just locked in its picks and CFB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several college football odds and betting lines for Washington vs. Michigan State:
- Michigan State vs. Washington spread: Washington -3.5
- Michigan State vs. Washington over/under: 56.5 points
- Michigan State vs. Washington money line: Michigan State +150, Washington -178
- MSU: The Spartans are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games
- WASH: The Huskies are 7-2 ATS in their last nine non-conference games
- Michigan State vs. Washington picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why Michigan State can cover
Junior quarterback Payton Thorne powers the Spartans’ offense. He threw for 212 yards last week in the 52-0 win over Akron, completing 18 of 28 passes. For the season, Thorne has been solid, completing 57.7% of his passes on 30 of 52 attempts for 445 yards and four scores. He has been picked off three times. In three season at Michigan State, he has completed 313 of 526 passes (59.5%) for 4,267 yards and 34 touchdowns. He has tossed 16 interceptions.
Also leading the way is former Wisconsin Badger running back Jalen Berger. In the season opener, he rushed for a career-high 120 yards and one TD vs. Western Michigan. Last week, he followed that up with a career-high three scores to go along with 107 yards against Akron. Berger is averaging 113.5 yards per game, fifth-best in the Big Ten and 11th nationally. He carried 84 times for 389 yards (4.6 average) and three TDs in two seasons with Wisconsin.
Why Washington can cover
Despite that, the Spartans are not a lock to cover the Michigan State vs. Washington spread. That’s because the Huskies are led by a veteran quarterback in junior Michael Penix Jr., who is a transfer from Indiana. Penix was 26 of 39 for 345 yards and four touchdowns in his Washington debut against Kent State. The four touchdowns are tied for seventh in single-game school history. He was 20 of 27 for 337 yards and two touchdowns against Portland State. He joined the Washington roster this past spring after playing at Indiana from 2018 to 2021, where he played in a total of 20 games over four seasons.
Another transfer who is a big part of the Huskies offense is graduate student and running back Wayne Taulapapa. He carried 11 times for 57 yards and a touchdown in a start vs. Kent State. He had 12 carries for 94 yards and a touchdown against Portland State. He joined Washington this past summer after having spent four seasons at Virginia, where he played in 40 games, including 27 starts. He rushed for 1,192 yards and 19 touchdowns on 266 career carries.
How to make Washington vs. Michigan State picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 52 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70% of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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