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June 11, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Golden Nugget releases early betting lines on a few UW games

Last week I blogged about one guess at some early betting lines for every UW game in 2012.

Today we get the real thing as Covers.com has the news of 111 games that now have betting lines posted at the Golden Nugget sportsbook in Las Vegas.

Included are four UW games, and they are:

— LSU favored by 21 over the Huskies on Sept. 8 in Baton Rouge;
— USC favored by 19 over the Huskies in Seattle on Oct. 6;
— Oregon favored by 20 over the Huskies in Eugene on Oct.. 13;
— and Washington State favored by 3 over the Huskies in the Apple Cup on Nov. 23.

I’d imagine the amount of the spread in the USC game might be a surprise to some UW fans, as is the fact that the Huskies are underdogs in the Apple Cup. Obviously, if you feel strongly enough about it you can head to the Golden Nugget and put your money on it.

And undoubtedly it will be interesting to see how these lines evolve over time. The LSU game, I’d imagine, won’t change much as that’s the second game of the year for each and I’d doubt much would happen prior to it to really alter the perception of what might happen there.

But the USC, Oregon and WSU games occur later in the year, when things such as performance to that point and injuries will more greatly tailor how bettors view those games.

Also included in the Covers.com package is this story on the Golden Nugget expecting roughly $200,000 in bets today.

(And a hat tip to kegsneggs for pointing this out first this morning).

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