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June 7, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Point spreads out for 10 UW games — Huskies favored in five

The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas has released point spreads for its top 250 college games of the 2013 season this morning.

UW is involved in 10 of those games — all but the Idaho State and Colorado contests. UW is undoubtedly going to be a heavy favorite in those two games, each of which are at home.

As for the other 10, the Huskies are favorites in five and underdogs in five. Again, remember these are not predictions, but lines set to gauge the public perception and essentially try to get equal betting on each side. Still, some of the odds are a little eye-catching.

First, here are the lines involving UW:

UW favored by two against Boise State

UW favored by 11 against Illinois

UW favored  by five against Arizona

Stanford favored by 10 against UW

Oregon favored by 14 against UW

Arizona State favored by five against UW

UW favored by 17 against Cal

UCLA favored by two against UW

Oregon State favored by five against UW

UW favored by 14 against WSU

So basically, UW is an underdog in every road game other than Illinois (which is technically a neutral site contest) and then also at home against Oregon.

At first glance, the 14-point spread in favor of Oregon seems higher than I expected, and it also surprises me that UW is a bigger underdog at Oregon State than it is at UCLA.

The rest are about what I figured they’d probably be, though giving 17 to Cal also seems like quite a bit given the recent competitiveness of that series — UW has won the last four against the Bears, but the last three game down to essentially the last series of the game.

Many of these lines will  no doubt change greatly by the time the actual game arrives — injuries, momentum and everything else that the season brings will alter the perceptions of each team. It’ll  be interesting to look back later and see how close these lines are to what they end up being on game day.

For now, they provide some interesting off-season conversation.

 

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