No.17 Ducks open as -3.5 underdogs to No.7 Huskies

Bennett Dewan

The Oregon Ducks (4-1; 1-1 Pac-12) host rival Washington (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12) in a huge rivalry matchup Saturday at Autzen Stadium.  The game will be televised on ABC and ESPN 2.

The opening betting line from Bovada has the road Huskies as favorites by just more than a field goal at 3-1/2 points.  Oregon was a 2-point underdog hosting Stanford back on Sept. 22nd and took a 24-7 lead before collapsing in an overtime loss, 36-30.

The Ducks are coming off their bye week, and moved up one spot in the latest AP and Coaches Poll up to Number-17 in the country.  Washington took a big leap after beating UCLA on the road 31-24, moving up three spots to Number-7, aided by losses to top-1o teams Oklahoma, LSU, and Auburn.

Washington has won the last two match ups with Oregon including a 70-21 romping in the last meeting at Autzen Stadium in 2016.  The Huskies cruised to a 38-3 win in Seattle last year as the Ducks played without Justin Herbert.  Prior to the Huskies win streak, Oregon claimed a series-best 12 consecutive rivalry wins.

Tune in weekdays from 12-3pm for the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano all week long as we set you up for the Ducks and Huskies this Saturday.

And get ready for kickoff Saturday with Oregon College Gameday starting at 7am, including the Oregon College Football Show with Brian Perkins and Jordan Kent (8:30am-10:30am) and Countdown to Kickoff with Judah Newby and Neil Lomax (10:30am-12:30pm).

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