The Oregon Ducks are 10-point favorites over the Washington Huskies in the college football spread for the Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday. The over-under is set at 66 points for the West Coast rivalry showdown.
Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders, once again plays host to the Pac-12 title game. The Huskies find themselves as massive underdogs despite defeating the Ducks earlier this season.
Oregon’s field goal is NO GOOD and Washington takes down the Ducks 36-33! Incredible football game.🏈 pic.twitter.com/jf1AOeyjM9
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) October 14, 2023
Part of the reason Oregon is a big favorite is the Ducks have left no doubt with convincing weekly victories since losing to Washington. Following the 36-33 loss to the Huskies on October 14, the closest Ducks’ win has been nine points over USC.
Michael Penix Jr. was really sitting on the sideline, down to Oregon, freestyling, just waiting for the ball 😂
Gets the ball. Takes the Washington Huskies down for a touchdown.
— Sports ON Tap Seattle (@SeattleONTap) October 17, 2023
Outside of the Trojans, Oregon’s five additional wins since losing to Washington have been by 14 or more points. Meanwhile, the Huskies are squeaking out games with Washington’s last three games being decided by a touchdown or less.
Here is a look at my college football picks for Washington and Oregon.
Revisiting Washington’s Thrilling Win Over Oregon
The last time these teams played this Northwest rivalry matchup gave us an instant classic. The Huskies were victorious, but it felt like it would be an even split if the teams played the contest 10 times.
Michael Penix Jr. threw for 302 yards, 4 touchdowns and an interception against the Ducks. Bo Nix had 337 yards and 2 touchdowns. Neither defense proved to have much of an answer for two explosive offenses.
OHHH MYYY 😳
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 25, 2023
Pac-12 Championship Pick: Washington Covers Against Oregon
I haven’t found anyone who is backing the Huskies in this matchup. There is logic with Oregon who is red-hot, but for some reason Washington’s wins do not seem to count the same as other contenders in the court of public opinion.
Michael Penix Jr. has led one of the country’s most prolific offenses, becoming the first #Pac12FB team in the Pac-12 era to go undefeated in conference play. 💪
— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) November 28, 2023
This is a rivalry matchup, and Washington has already proven capable of defeating Oregon once. It makes sense that the Ducks are favored in the Las Vegas odds given their recent stretch.
Search X and you will find plenty of conspiracy theories about Penix dealing with an injury. The Huskies are going to find it challenging to beat their rivals two times in one season, especially with how close the first game was in October.
Yet, this is too many points with a potential College Football Playoff spot on the line. Even if Penix is banged up with a mysterious injury, Washington has a plethora of offensive weapons for this to be a blowout.
Bet online for Washington to cover the spread. If you are bold, the Huskies moneyline has great value at +300, but it is hard for me to see Washington sweeping the Ducks.
College Football Pick: Huskies +10
Oregon Ducks vs Washington Bettin Lines
Oregon vs Washington Game Information
- Game: No. 5 Oregon (11-1, 8-1) vs No. 3 Washington (12-0, 9-0)
- Date/Time: Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, 8 p.m. ET
- Location: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Oregon vs Washington Live Stream: ESPN
Questions of the Day
Which player has the highest projected totals for sacks in the final?
Oregon pass rusher Brandon Dorlus had a sack against Washington in the October matchup. Dorlus has a chance to get another sack in the Pac-12 title game.
Which Pac-12 championship spread offers the best value for bettors?
Take Washington to cover the spread as 10-point underdogs.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.