Washington at Oregon - 10/8/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Huskies (5-0) at Oregon Ducks (2-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Autzen Stadium)
The Line: Oregon Ducks +9 -- Over/Under: 69.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Huskies and Oregon Ducks square off in a Pac-12 showdown Saturday night at Autzen Stadium on FOX.
The Washington Huskies look for their second road win of the season and to take control of the Pac-12 with a 6-0 start. Jake Browning is completing 70.7 percent of his passes for 1,114 yards, 17 touchdowns and two interceptions. Browning has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Chico McClatcher and John Ross have combined for 590 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Dante Pettis has 15 receptions. The Washington Huskies ground game is averaging 199.2 yards per contest, and Myles Gaskin leads the way with 402 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 12.8 points and 299.2 yards per game. Azeem Victor leads the Washington Huskies with 42 tackles, Psalm Wooching has 4.5 sacks and Connor O'Brien has one interception.
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The Oregon Ducks are desperate for a victory to snap a three-game losing streak and keep coach Mark Helfrich off the hot seat. Dakota Prukop is completing 66.2 percent of his passes for 1,173 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Prukop has thrown just two touchdown passes in his last three games. Darren Carrington II and Charles Nelson have combined for 544 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Dwayne Stanford has 13 receptions. The Oregon Ducks ground game is averaging 263.4 yards per contest, and Royce Freeman leads the way with 463 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Oregon is allowing 36.2 points and 490.4 yards per game. Johnny Ragin III leads the Oregon Ducks with 29 tackles, Troy Dye has two sacks and Brenden Schooler has two interceptions.
The Huskies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Ducks are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 conference games and 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Huskies are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Oregon and 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 meetings overall.
It's been a long time since the Washington Huskies have had any sort of success against the Oregon Ducks and playing in Autzen is never easy regardless of the situation. Yes, Oregon is a mess right now and the Ducks defense can't stop a nose bleed. Yes, Washington is the favorite to win the Pac-12 and has one of the best quarterbacks in the country. However, this a lot of points to give an Oregon team that still has a lot of talent and usually shows up under the bright lights. Let's pump the brakes a little.
I'll take my points with the Ducks at home simply because winning in Oregon isn't easy.