Washington opens as a slight favorite over Oregon State
Washington is once again sitting in the “receiving votes” section of the latest AP Top 25. Oregon State entered the media poll this week for the first time since Week 9 of the 2013 season. The winner of next Friday’s game in Seattle gets the top-25 spot.
And opening odds from Vegas show the Huskies as a slight favorite for the battle.
According to Circa Sports, Washington is a five-point opening favorite in the game. The over/under is set at 61.5.
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Both teams are coming off their bye weeks. Washington beat Cal 28-21 on Oct. 22 while Oregon State easily dispatched Colorado 42-9.
The Beavers have also been excellent against the spread this year. They’re 6-2 in that regard. They’ve been the underdog three times so far, winning outright once — a 35-32 win over Fresno State on Sept 10 — and then covering a 5.5-point spread against USC at home. They were a 10-point dog against Utah on Oct. 1 and lost by 26.
Coach Jonathan Smith would probably like to forget that one.
On the other side, Washington opened the year 4-0 against the spread, but hasn’t covered any of the last four times it has been on the field. It was a three-point favorite over UCLA and lost, a 13.5-point favorite over Arizona State and lost, a 14.5-point favorite over Arizona and won by 10, and then a 7.5-point favorite over Cal and won by seven.
A bye week came at the perfect time for UW, which used the week to get healthier.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT on Friday. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.