Washington at Oregon Preview

When: 7:30 PM ET, Saturday, October 8, 2016
Where: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon
TV: FOX
Betting Line: Washington -9
Total: 68.5
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Sixth-ranked Washington will attempt to halt a 12-game losing streak in the series when they visit the Ducks on Saturday in Pac-12 play. Oregon has prevailed by an average of 23.8 points during its winning streak with 10 of the victories coming by 20 or more points.

Washington coach Chris Petersen went into bunker-mentality mode by making his players off-limits to the media, a ploy that certainly points to Petersen understanding what’s at stake even if he says otherwise. To show how down the program has been this is the first 5-0 start since 1992.

About Washington Huskies (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12):

Last time out for Washington, they were a 44-6 winner as they battled Cardinal at home. Washington covered in the match as a -3.5-point favorite, while 50 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Sophomore quarterback Jake Browning has been superb and ranks third in the nation with 17 touchdown passes while completing 70.7 percent of his passes for 1,114 yards. The productive skill players include two productive tailbacks in sophomore Myles Gaskin (402 yards) and junior Lavon Coleman (335 yards, 8.2 average) and two solid receivers in junior John Ross (21 receptions for 277 yards and six touchdowns) and sophomore Chico McClatcher (16 catches for 313 yards and four scores). The Huskies have racked up 21 sacks with senior outside linebackers Psalm Wooching (4 1/2) and Joe Mathis (four) at the front of the charge and also lead the nation in fumble recoveries (11) and takeaways (15).
Washington:
Team record: 5-0 SU,3-2 ATS
Current Streak: won 5 straight games.
Washington is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington’s last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington’s last 8 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington’s last 9 games on the road
Washington is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Oregon
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oregon
Washington is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oregon
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Oregon
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oregon

About Oregon Ducks (2-3, 0-2):

Oregon lost its last outing, a 51-33 result against Cougars on October 01. Oregon failed to cover in that game as a -2.5-point favorite, while the 84 combined points took the game OVER the total.

The Ducks are considering switching quarterbacks with Justin Herbert replacing senior Dakota Prukop, and such a move would make Herbert the first true freshman to start at the position for Oregon since future NFL quarterback Chris Miller in 1983. The Ducks are averaging 40 points behind Prukop (1,173 yards, eight touchdowns) and junior running back Royce Freeman (463 rushing yards, seven touchdowns) and about to face the nation’s sixth-ranked squad. The defense is allowing 36.2 points and 490.4 yards per game and was punished for 280 rushing yards by typically pass-happy Washington State in the latest defeat.
Oregon:
Team record: 2-3 SU,0-4-1 ATS
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Oregon is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Oregon is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Oregon is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Oregon is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Oregon is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Oregon is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oregon’s last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oregon’s last 5 games at home
Oregon is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Oregon is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Oregon is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oregon’s last 6 games when playing at home against Washington

Washington vs Oregon Prediction:

Two teams going in opposite directions. Chris Petersen finally has a chance to do something he couldn’t when he coached Boise. He can play for a national championship. If the Huskies run the board they will be in the College Football Playoffs and he knows it. The Ducks have gone down hill and it isn’t just the coaching. They no longer have the talent to compete at the top level and it is really showing on the defensive side. Bring in any defensive coordinator you want. They just don’t have the line play to compete in the PAC12. The Huskies are on a mission this year and that means blowing out the opposition. You want to really wake up all the Husky fans. Beat a Oregon team that has beaten the Huskies 12 straight times and beat them bad. Blowout city as Petersen looks to impress those East Coast guys and keep moving up in the polls.

Washington vs Oregon Pick: Washington Huskies -9