After a very promising start to the season, the Washington Huskies have struggled in recent weeks. If the blowout loss to USC was not bad enough, star quarterback Kevin Price may not play against the Oregon State Beavers this weekend in Corvallis. These two factors have led the team to be only slight favorites over a struggling OSU team.
According to Odds Shark, the Huskies entered the week as 3 1/2 point favorites. Various betting websites such as Bodog.com and 5Dimes.com have UW as low as 2-point favorites. This may seem low, but it's tough to have a ton of faith in Washington right now with their recent struggles.
The Beavers have been eliminated from postseason play in 2011 and are playing for nothing but pride at this point. The coaching staff wants finish the season on the right foot and a few late-season wins could propel the team into a successful offseason of weight lifting and light practices.