Michigan State vs Washington Betting Odds: Undefeated Spartans, Huskies Ready to Rumble

After Some Easy Games, the Degree of Difficulty Increases for Michigan State and Washington

Undefeated Michigan State and Washington Set to Square Off

Michigan State vs Washington Betting Odds: With two wins against non-Power-5 teams to start the season, Michigan State and Washington step up in competition level on Saturday. Michigan State has only allowed 13 points in the first two games while Washington has given up 26 points. Don’t be surprised to see more points being scored in this one.

Michigan State (+2200) has the sixth-best odds to win the Big Ten title while Washington (+1000) comes in fifth in the odds to capture the Pac-12 championship.

Michigan State moved up two spots to No. 9 in the American Football Coaches Association poll and three spots to No. 11 in the Associated Press poll. Still, the Michigan State vs Washington betting odds favor the unranked Huskies.

Michigan State vs Washington Game Information

Michigan State Spartans

With All-American Kenneth Walker off to the NFL, Michigan State gas turned to Jalen Berger and Jarek Broussard to carry the rushing load. They have combined for 181 yards per game and have rushed for six touchdowns in the first two games of the season.

Veteran quarterback Payton Thorne is off to a slow start with 445 yards in the first two contests. He has four touchdown passes and three interceptions. Two of the TDs have gone to Tre Mosley.

Jacoby Windmon leads the defense with 6.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks.

After finishing last in the Big Ten in total defense a season ago, the Spartans have shown some improvement and are in the middle of the pack so far this season. Still, that is not enough for the Michigan State vs Washington betting odds to favor the visiting Spartans.

Washington Huskies

Michigan State should have film on new Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. since he played against the Spartans twice during his time at Indiana.

Kent State and Portland State aren’t exactly the toughest competition, however, he is completing 70% of his passes for 682 yards to go with six touchdown passes and an interception in the first two games of the season.

His presence could play a factor in why the Huskies are favored according to the Michigan State vs Washington betting odds.

Jalen McMillan leads the way with 214 yards on nine catches with three of those receptions going for touchdowns.

Four backs already have at least 10 carries led by Wayne Taulapapa (151 yards on 23 carries).
Bralen Trice had 2.5 sacks to lead the defense while Asa Turner intercepted a pair of passes.

Michigan State vs Washington Injury Update

When looking at the college football injuries, receivers Terry Lockett (tricep) and Jayden Reed as well as safety Xavier Henderson (leg) are questionable for Michigan State. Linebacker Darius Snow (leg) will miss the rest of the season.

Receiver Rome Odunze and offensive lineman Jaxson Kirkland are probable, and safety Tristan Dunn and defensive lineman Armon Parker are questionable for Washington. Linebacker Edufuan Ulofoshio (knee) could be back by mid-October.

Michigan State vs Washington Head to Head

The Spartans and Huskies haven’t played since 1997 when visiting Washington, a five-point favorite, rolled to a 51-23 win.

Michigan State has lost its last three games against Pac-12 teams. The most recent matchup was a 10-7 defeat at the hands of Arizona State on Sept. 14, 2019, when the hot Spartans were favored by 15.5 points.

Washington has dropped its last three contests against Big Ten teams and that includes a 31-10 loss at Michigan last season as a 6.5-point underdog.

Michigan State vs Washington Betting Preview

Naturally, having a former Big Ten starting quarterback (Michael Penix) set to play for Washington adds a different dimension to this game. This Michigan State football game is going to hit differently.

Neither team has exactly put together the most challenging slate in the first two games of the season so we should learn plenty about both teams on Saturday.

Michigan State has covered in just two of the last 13 games against Pac-12 competition, while Washington is 5-11 against the spread in its last 16 games.

Washington is currently favored by three points, although the line recently moved from 3.5 so keep an eye on further line moves as kickoff approaches.

The total has gone over in four of Washington’s last five games while it has gone under in four of Michigan State’s last five contests so a lower-scoring game could favor the visiting Spartans.

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