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Michigan State vs. Washington picks and best bets for Week 3

The No. 11 Spartans head west to Seattle to meet the Huskies on Saturday.

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We have another Big 10 vs. Pac-12 matchup to dive into as the No. 11 Michigan State Spartans head west to meet the Washington Huskies on Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Husky Stadium in Seattle, WA, and is scheduled to air on ABC.

Michigan State (2-0) smacked around Akron last Saturday in a 52-0 shutout victory. Running backs Jalen Berger and Jarek Broussard combined for five touchdowns in the rout.

Washington (2-0) also handled business on Saturday, torching Portland State in a 52-6 shutout. Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. had a solid outing, going 20-27 through the air for 337 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.

Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!

SP+ Rankings

Michigan State: 13th overall, 21st offense, 20th defense
Washington: 47th overall, 71st offense, 26th defense

Injury update

Michigan State

WR Terry Lockett Jr. - Questionable (Tricep)
Safety Xavier Henderson - Questionable (Leg)
WR Jayden Reed - Questionable (Undisclosed)


OL Jaxson Kirkland - Probable (Ankle)
WR Rome Odunze - Probable (Undisclosed)
Safety Tristan Dunn - Questionable (Undisclosed)
DL Armon Parker - Questionable (Unidisclosed)


Against The Spread

Michigan State: 1-0-1 ATS
Washington: 2-0 ATS


Michigan State: Over 0-2
Washington: Over 2-0

Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports

Michigan State: 27th overall, 52nd offense, 31st defense
Washington: 38th overall, 25th offense, 93rd defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Washington -3.5
Total: 56.5
Moneyline: Washington -175, Michigan State +150

Opening line: Washington -1
Opening total: 54.5


62 degrees, Partly sunny, 7 MPH winds NNW

The Pick

Under 56.5

With a top 20 defense, Michigan State will most likely dictate the terms of this contest and try to keep this a low scoring affair. Michael Penix Jr. will have to work extra hard to move the Huskies offense down the field and it won’t be a walk in the park. I’ll take the under for this Saturday evening showdown.

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