Oregon opens as a huge favorite in Pac-12 championship rematch against Washington

Oregon opens as a huge favorite in Pac-12 championship rematch against Washington

When then-No. 7 Washington hosted the then-No. 8 Oregon Ducks back in Week 7, the Huskies took the field as three-point favorites against their conference rivals.

That line proved prescient as Washington won the battle of undefeated teams, 36-33, in what many expected would serve as a preview of the Pac-12 Championship game.

Well, it’s finally time for the Pac-12 Championship game next and both the Huskies and Ducks have found themselves gearing up for a rematch. But plenty has changed since Week 7. While Washington remains undefeated, the one-loss Ducks have looked like the stronger team overall since their mid-October affair.

Oddsmakers appear to agree. The Ducks opened as a 7.5-point favorite to win the Pac-12 title against Washington.

Keep in mind, both teams have won out since Week 7. The quarterbacks of each team remain among the favorites to win the Heisman Trophy. Both are still alive in the hunt for a College Football Playoff berth.

Yet the Ducks apparently hold a massive advantage on a neutral field.

It’s extremely difficult to beat the same team twice in one season. But for Oregon to go from losing by three to winning by eight feels like a huge ask. We’ll see where this line settles by the time kickoff arrives.

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