A major Pac-12 matchup is on tap for Saturday as Washington travels to Oregon in Week 7 college football action. Set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET, this game features two conference title hopefuls, with Washington a 3.5-point favorite and the total set at 57.5 in the latest Washington vs. Oregon odds.
With so much on the line in this top-25 matchup between rivals, you won’t want to make any Washington vs. Oregon picks before seeing what SportsLine data scientist Stephen Oh has to say. The renowned co-founder of AccuScore, Oh simulates each game 10,000 times using the SportsLine Projection Model.
Oh is crushing college football in 2018 and heads into this week on an 8-4 run with his point-spread selections. Moreover, he has had a keen eye for the tendencies of Oregon, as he boasts a perfect 4-0 mark against the spread in games involving the Ducks. Now, he’s locked in a play for Saturday that he’s only sharing at SportsLine.
Oh knows Oregon is the No. 17 team in the country, with its only loss coming against Stanford in heartbreaking fashion. However, the Ducks responded with a comfortable road win over Cal and then had a bye week heading into this huge matchup with Washington.
The Ducks have won four of their last five games after an open week with at least 12 days rest and they’ll hope Justin Herbert, C.J. Verdell and Dillon Mitchell can create enough matchup issues against a loaded Washington defense.
Just because the Ducks have been rolling doesn’t mean they’ll stay within the spread on Saturday.
Washington will be highly motivated since it’s still in control of its own destiny in the Pac-12 North and in the conference as a whole. The resume lacks a signature victory at the moment thanks to a neutral-site loss to Auburn, but a win on the road against Oregon would bolster the Huskies’ College Football Playoff chances.
Oh and the SportsLine projection model expect a big day out of Washington running back Myles Gaskin with nearly 100 yards rushing and a touchdown. The model also expects Washington’s defense to force several turnovers.
We can tell you Oh is leaning toward the Under, but his much stronger play is on the side. He has crunched the numbers and discovered a crucial X-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-play.
Who covers Washington-Oregon? And what crucial X-factor causes one side of the spread to hit hard? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump all over Saturday, all from a data scientist who’s 4-0 on his picks involving Oregon.