With eight Pac-10 teams in action this Saturday, Las Vegas has been busy setting the odds and betting lines all week. If the betting lines are any indication, we're in for two close games and two blowout losses this weekend. BCS No. 1 Oregon heads to Cal a heavy favorite again this week at -20. The Ducks have regularly beaten opponents into submission this season, winning by multiple touchdowns.
Washington State is a big underdog again this week. Heading to Corvallis to take-on the Oregon State Beavers, the Cougs are three touchdown 'dogs, a typical line for WSU. With a banged-up team that has struggled all season, Vegas has been hammering the Cougs at the sports book. The good news? Washington State has also beat the odds consistently this year. They may not win, but they have been more competitive in 2010.
It's not all blowouts and big lines for the Pac-10 this weekend, however. Stanford and Arizona, the two other ranked teams in the conference, are favored, but by less than a touchdown. The Wildcats host the USC Trojans in Tucson while the Stanford Cardinal head to Tempe to battle the Arizona State Sun Devils. Arizona is favored by 4.5, a line lower than expected. The Stanford Cardinal, after opening as a one touchdown favorite, have seen the line slide toward Arizona State. With one day to go, Stanford is only favored by 4.5, a sign bettors have been picking the Sun Devils.