2018 Season College Football Past Picks
January 01, 2019
Washington vs. Ohio State
Tuesday 01/01 05:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Washington +7.5 (-115) (risk 2 to return 3.74) RESULT: win
1.5 units on Game Total UNDER 55.5 -110 (risk 1.5 to return 2.86) RESULT: win
ROSE BOWL - Washington is a touchdown underdog, but a strong all-around team at No. 9 in the nation, and well-coached under Chris Petersen. They are playing on familiar Pac-12 turf in the Rose Bowl. The Huskies have balance on offense with four-year starting QB Jake Browning and RB Myles Gaskin (1,147 yards). And the defense ranks fifth in the FBS in points allowed (15.5), #12 in total yards surrendered, #16 against the run. Washington is on a 10-3 run UNDER the total, including 9-1 UNDER against winning teams, plus 10-4 UNDER on natural grass. They match up well with an Ohio State defense that gives up big plays and has allowed 200 points over the past six games. Ohio State fell short of the College Football Playoff championship and is 3-11 ATS after four or more consecutive victories, as well as 0-8 ATS after five or more straight wins. The Buckeyes are also 7-3 UNDER the total in Bowl games and Washington coach Petersen is 23-9 UNDER when facing teams that have a winning percentage of .750 or greater. Back the dog in a close, defensive duel and play both Washington and the UNDER.