The Oregon-Washington matchup has one of the more puzzling NCAA football lines for the CFB championship weekend. Despite losing the previous rivalry matchup this season, the Ducks are a 10-point favorite over the Huskies.
The good news is player prop bets allow you to avoid needing a particular outcome in the game. Here are my college football predictions for the top player prop bets in the Pac-12 championship game.
Michael Penix Jr. Struggles to Exceed Passing Yards Prop Bet
Michael Penix Jr. has not looked quite like himself since the marquee win over Oregon. There has been plenty of speculation about Penix battling an undisclosed injury.
Regardless, Penix has topped 300 passing yards once over the last four games. The Ducks defense is tightening, making the under the play in the Vegas odds.
Oregon-Washington Prop Bet Pick: Michael Penix Jr. under 300.5 passing yards
Bo Nix Attempts To Make Heisman Statement
Oregon wants to win the Pac-12 in its final season in the conference, but there is also motivation for Bo Nix to make a Heisman statement. The good news is Nix faces a Washington defense that gives up plenty of points.
Bo Nix hits Troy Franklin for the TD to cut the Washington lead down to 3 👀pic.twitter.com/GUj9daQFl5
— College Football On ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsCFB) October 14, 2023
Our favorite Nix prop is to go over two touchdown passes. The Ducks quarterback has done this in four of the last five games. This is a nice look for the current NCAA Football odds.
Oregon-Washington Prop Bet Pick: Bo Nix over 2 touchdown passes
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Washington Receiver Ja’Lynn Polk Shines Against Oregon
Washington wideout Ja’Lynn Polk had one of his best games of the season against the Ducks. Polk notched six catches for 118 yards and a touchdown against Oregon in the first matchup.
The Huskies playmaker has topped 50 receiving yards in five straight games. We like for Polk to keep this streak alive in the Pac-12 title game.
Oregon-Washington Prop Bet Pick: Ja’Lynn Polk over 48.5 receiving yards
Michael Penix Jr. finds Ja’Lynn Polk behind Oregon cornerback Khyree Jackson for Washington’s second touchdown of the game. I gave Polk an early second round evaluation. pic.twitter.com/ZnxsUhoHS3
— Sam Teets (@Sam_Teets33) October 14, 2023
Dillon Johnson Outruns Bucky Irving
With Penix slowing in recent weeks, look for Washington to lean more on running back Dillon Johnson. During the last matchup, Johnson posted 20 carries for 100 yards and a touchdown against the Ducks.
Here’s what Dillon Johnson had to say about being the underdog on Friday pic.twitter.com/5HI08vev7Q
— Roman Tomashoff (@rtomashoff34) November 29, 2023
Johnson has topped 20 carries in three of the last four Huskies games. Just based on the workload, Johnson stands a good chance to outrun Oregon’s Bucky Irving.
The Ducks back has a combined 104 rushing yards over the last two games. Sportsbooks are offering plus money to take Johnson to have more rushing yards than Brooks in the Pac-12 championship.
Oregon-Washington Prop Bet Pick: Dillon Johnson to have more rushing yards than Bucky Irving
Dillon Johnson plows his way into the end zone! 😤 pic.twitter.com/Kz4d7C4EhP
— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) November 25, 2023
Rome Odunze Finds the End Zone
Penix’s overall numbers may be down but the one constant has been the star quarterback’s reliance on receiver Rome Odunze. The wideout has three straight 100- receiving yard games.
For Odunze, the prop that is particularly appealing is betting his anytime touchdown. Odunze had two TDs against Oregon earlier this season.
— Hammer Time (@hammertimebet) October 14, 2023
The playmaker has three straight games with two touchdowns. Odunze has scored a touchdown in four of his last five contests.
Oregon-Washington Prop Bet Pick: Rome Odunze to score anytime touchdown
Questions of the Day
What are the most intriguing storylines to watch for in Pac-12 Championship props?
Both Washington and Oregon will put up points. The major question mark is Michael Penix Jr.’s health with his numbers significantly down over the last month.
Which Pac-12 teams are overvalued in the Pac-12 title game for the player prop bets?
Oregon is receiving a bit more love from Vegas than expected. Washington is a double-digit underdog despite defeating the Ducks already.
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.