NCAA odds expectations continue to fall for the Washington Huskies as they are proving to be a team that was overrated in August with the NCAA football odds.
The #1 Oregon Ducks will host the Washington Huskies on Saturday in a key Pac 10 Conference showdown. Kickoff is set for 3:35 PM Eastern with a telecast on ABC. Sports-Gambling opened with Oregon as a prohibitive 28 point home favorite.
The Washington Huskies have a record of 3-5 straight up and 2-6 with the college football odds. What was touted as a breakout and bowl season has instead turned into a major disappointment.
The Huskies rank 70th in the nation for total offense and an even worse 100th for total defense. Washington is coming off a 41-0 blowout home loss to Stanford and has failed to pay out in their last 4 games.
The Oregon Ducks have a record of 8-0 straight up and 6-2 with the college football lines. The Ducks are the highest scoring team in the nation averaging 55 points per game while the defense ranks 17th for points allowed. The Ducks scored a very impressive 53-32 road win at USC in what was considered to be a potential trap game.
LaMichael James is a bona fide Heisman Trophy candidate with 1230 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns while quarterback Darron Thomas has been sensational and has passed for 1809 yards. Cliff Harris completes the team with 3 touchdown punt returns this year.
Washington is a poor 6-13 against the spread when coming off a straight up loss and is 28-61 versus the number in Pac 10 Conference action. Washington has gone over the total in 18 of their last 25 games versus teams with a winning record. Oregon has paid out in 20 of their last 26 versus teams with a losing record.
The Ducks have gone over the total in 12 out of their last 15 games overall. In this head to head series the favorite has beaten the NCAA odds in 7 consecutive games. Washington and Oregon have gone under the total in 6 of their last 7 meetings at Oregon and Oregon has paid out in 6 consecutive games against the Huskies.