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Washington Favored by 8.5 Points Over Oregon

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The Huskies’ advantage in the betting line over the Ducks is their biggest since 1997.

NCAA Football: Oregon at Washington Jennifer Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

After manhandling preseason Pac-12 favorite Stanford by a final score of 44-6 Friday evening, the Huskies opened this week as 8.5-point favorites over the Oregon Ducks, who last night extended their losing streak to three games after falling 51-33 to Washington State. It is just the second time in the last 13 meetings that Vegas has predicted the Huskies to beat the Ducks, and is Washington’s biggest advantage in the point spread since the Dawgs were favored by 23 in 1997.

The Huskies’ victory over Stanford gave Washington its first 5-0 start to a season since 1992, and a win over the Ducks would snap Oregon’s current 12-game winning streak that dates back to 2004. During that time, Oregon is also 11-0-1 against the spread, winning by at least 17 points in all but last year’s contest.

Washington vs. Oregon spread history

Stay tuned to UW Dawg Pound throughout the week for our continuing coverage of Washington’s 2016 football season.