Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Washington vs. Arkansas State odds, line: 2021 Week 3 college football picks, predictions from computer model

The Washington Huskies will take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves at 4:15 p.m. ET on Saturday at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. Washington is looking to end its nightmarish start to 2021 with its first win, while Arkansas State has had a couple of high-scoring games to start the year under new head coach Butch Davis. The Huskies are reeling after the lost their first game of the season to FCS Montana and then dropped their next game at Michigan, 31-10. The Red Wolves narrowly lost last week to Memphis, 55-50, but have put up 90 total points in their first two games. 

The Huskies are favored by 16.5 points in the latest Washington vs. Arkansas State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 57.5. Before entering any Arkansas State vs. Washington picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $3,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 3 of the 2021 season on a 67-50 run on all top-rated college football picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Washington vs. Arkansas State and just revealed its college football picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for Washington vs. Arkansas State:

  • Washington vs. Arkansas State spread: Washington -16.5
  • Washington vs. Arkansas State over-under: 57.5 points
  • Washington vs. Arkansas State moneyline: Washington -800, Arkansas State +550

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What you need to know about Washington

Nothing appears to be working for Washington offensively so far in 2021. Redshirt freshman quarterback Dylan Morris has completed less than 57-percent of his passes and has three interceptions to just one touchdown through two games. Although it’s still early, the Huskies have the 28th-worst offense in the nation in 2021.

A silver lining for Washington was the play of WR Terrell Bynum, who caught five passes for one TD and 115 yards. The redshirt junior looks to follow a nice debut this season with another big game against A-State. Redshirt freshman Taj Davis currently has the seventh-most receiving yards amongst all Pac-12 receivers, so if he and Bynum can put things together at the same time, Washington may change its fortunes on offense. Arkansas State is the only team in the country to have allowed three plays of at least 70 yards to opposing offenses.

What you need to know about Arkansas State

Perhaps the pace on offense is unsustainable, but so far this season, Arkansas State has averaged 597.5 yards per game. The flip side of that is the Red Wolves defense has allowed 509 yards per game. Florida State transfer quarterback James Blackman is the more recognizable name in a two-QB system that also features redshirt sophomore Layne Hatcher. The two have combined for nine passing touchdowns and no interceptions in 104 collective passing attempts.

The Huskies may be a bit anemic on offense, but opponents have thrown for fewer passing yards against them than any other team in the country. That appears to be because Washington’s rush defense has been miserable, and A-State running back Alan Lamar could break out. So far in 2021, he’s averaged 3.8 yards on 24 carries, but Washington yielded nearly 350 rushing yards to Michigan last Saturday.

How to make Washington vs. Arkansas State picks

The model has simulated Washington vs. Arkansas State 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning over on the point total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Washington vs. Arkansas State? And which side of the spread is a must-back? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.

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