It's not a good week for the Washington schools with the oddsmakers. Both the Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars open the week as multiple touchdown underdogs. After their performances last week, losing by a combined 83-0, it's no surprise Las Vegas hates the two Pacific Northwest schools. The full set of odds for all NCAA football games can be found here.
The Washington Huskies travel to Eugene to take on the No. 1 Oregon Ducks this weekend at Autzen Stadium. The sports books, knowing how fast and high scoring the Ducks are, having installed Oregon as the heavy favorite, giving the Ducks between 27 and 28.5 points. No word on what the over/under for the game may be, but it seems like the oddsmakers have given up trying to peg an over/under for the Ducks and their high-octane offense.
In a weird twist of fate, the Cougars are less of an underdog than the Huskies this weekend. Routinely three to four touchdown dogs, the Cougars host the California Golden Bears in Pullman this weekend. The line opened at between 14.5 and 15 points in favor of Cal. For the Cougars, it's the first time in weeks the spread has shrunk below at least 20 points. After a 42-0 drubbing at the hands of Arizona State, many wonder if WSU can bounce back against a vulnerable opponent.