North Dakota Fighting Hawks (1-0) vs Washington Huskies (0-1)Date : 09/08/2018
Time : 5:00 pm EST
Location : Husky Stadium, Seattle, Washington,
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs Washington Huskies
The Fighting Hawks of North Dakota will travel to Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington, to battle the 6th ranked Washington Huskies on 9-8-2018 beginning at 5 pm EST. In their last outing, the Huskies would fall on the road to the Auburn Tigers by a 21-16 score as they would not cover the spread (+1.5) while the under was the play with the total being set at 50.5 points. The Fighting Hawks would get the 35-7 win at home in week 1 over Miss. Valley State on 8-30-2018. This will be the first meeting amongst these two squads, however, North Dakota will certainly be looking to make the most out of the opportunity while the Huskies will use this as an opportunity to get into the win column after a tough loss the week prior.
North Dakota Fighting Hawks's Latest Performance :
The North Dakota hawks would get their first win of the season during opening week against Miss Valley State by a 35-7 score. After taking a 21-7 halftime lead, they would outscore their opponent 14-0 in the second en route to the victory. Nate Ketteringham would go 19 for 30 for 225 yards and 3 TD’s while he would also have a rush TD as well as he accumulated 25 yards on 6 rushes in the contest. Brady Oliviera would have 108 yards on 14 carries while John Santiago would have 77 yards on 17 carries, total. Noah Wanzek would have 4 receptions for 64 yards in the win while Travis Tiovonen would have a TD catch on 4 receptions for 57 yards total. Luke Fielder would grab 4 catches for 37 yards and a score in the lop-sided victory.
Washington Huskies's Latest Performance :
The Huskies would hold a 1-point lead to begin the 4th quarter, however, Auburn would score on a JaTarvuius Whitlow 10-yard run to give the win to the home team. Their defense would allow the Tigers 273 yards passing and 147 yards on the ground with 27 first downs as DJ Beavers would collect 8 tackles to lead the D while Myles Bryant and Ben Burr-Kirven would have 4 tackles each with a combined 13 assists for the Huskies. Brant and Shane Bowman would also have a sack in the game. The offense would put up 296 yards passing as Jake Browning would go 18 for 32 with 1 TD and an INT in the loss. They would also rack up 102 yards rushing as Myles Gaskins would have 79 yards on 17 rushes while Salvon Ahmed would have 36 yards on 7 attempts. The receiving corps was led by Aaron Fuller who had 7 catches for 135 yards while Andre Baccellai and Ty Jones would combine for 7 catches for 118 yards total.
How North Dakota Fighting Hawks & Washington Huskies Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Washington is 0-1 ATS while the O/U is 0-1
North Dakota is 0-0 ATS while the O/U is 0-0
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
The Huskies will certainly love to return home to face a Fighting Hawks team in hopes of getting the sour taste out of their mouths for losing in week 1 to a physical Auburn team. Look for the Hawks to utilize their passing game in which to keep the Huskies off balance, however, also look for the Huskies to instill their ground game into their winning formula for this game in hopes that it will open up the passing game a bit more. In all, this will be a great game for Washington as they look to put on a great showing in their first home game of the 2018 campaign.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Washington Huskies (off)
My reason for the pick :
The Huskies will get back to doing what they do best in this matchup: Playing sound, fundamental, yet, aggressive defense while allowing the offense to grind out some semblance of a running game in which to get the passing game cooking. Again, this is what you will see from the start in this contest as the Huskies will certainly want to play well at Husky Stadium after a heart-breaker in week 1.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over (off)
My reason for the prediction :
I see the Huskies bouncing back in offensive fashion against an overmatched defense in North Dakota. Browning and crew will open this one up early as their playmakers will certainly make their presence known in what will most certainly be a high-scoring matchup on Saturday.
Betting trends for North Dakota Fighting Hawks:
- Under is 5-0 in Fighting Hawks last 5 non-conference games
- Under is 5-0 in Fighting Hawks last 5 road games
- Under is 5-0 in Fighting Hawks last 5 games overall.
Betting trends for Washington Huskies:
- Huskies are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games
- Huskies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game
- Huskies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss