Husky Football Blog
Times reporter Bob Condotta keeps the news coming about the Montlake Dawgs.
July 17, 2008 11:44 PM
Posted by Bob Condotta
I wrote a few days ago that Oregon would be a 10-and-a-half point favorite over the Huskies once official Las Vegas lines were released.
And indeed they are as the first official line for week one of the season is out via VegasInsider.com.
In other lines involving Pac-10 teams, Oregon State is a five-point favorite at Stanford (I would expect that one to come down --- certainly I think I'd take the home team and the points in that one); Arizona is a 28-point favorite over Idaho (sounds about right); USC is a 17-point favorite over Virginia (ditto); Cal is a 7-point favorite over visiting Michigan State (I'd take the Bears and lay the points on that one); and Oklahoma State is a six-point favorite over the Cougars (another that sounds about right --- anymore than a TD and you'd have to think about taking WSU).
There is no line yet on the Tennessee-UCLA game --- the Bruins are off the boards right now due to their QB situation, according to the LA Times.
VegasInsider also has these 42 predictions for the college football season, including a rather dire one for UW coach Tyrone Willingham, projecting that he is one coach on the hot seat who won't survive (it's prediction No. 27).