Pac-12 rivals Oregon and Washington have ascended in the AP Poll to No. 8 and No. 7, respectively, with hot starts to the season. We’ll get an answer to the biggest question for both teams – how will they look against a conference, if not national title, contender? – when the Ducks and Huskies meet Saturday in Seattle at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Saturday’s game has some of everything. Veteran star QBs who started their careers at different schools in Oregon’s Bo Nix and Washington’s Michael Penix Jr. Within a recent competitive rivalry, both Pac-12 and national title implications.
Dating back to 2016, the Ducks and Huskies have split their last six meetings. Washington won in ‘16, 17, and ‘22, with Oregon winning in ‘18, ‘19, and ‘21. Three of the last four times these teams met, the game was decided by four points or less.
Check out our Oregon vs. Washington odds, props, and predictions.
Oregon vs. Washington Spread, Moneyline, Total
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- Spread: Oregon , Washington
- Moneyline: Oregon , Washington
Oregon vs. Washington Betting Trends
Oregon travels to Seattle as the slight underdogs following Washington’s impressive performances to date. The Huskies have won four of their first five games by at least 27 points. Last week’s 31-24 win over Arizona was their only non-blowout of the season.
Both Oregon and Washington are highly rated in not only the AP Top 25 but also in ESPN’s SP+ rankings, which have the Ducks at No. 5 and the Huskies at No. 6.
- Oregon, Washington ATS Records: Oregon 5-0, Washington 3-2
- Oregon, Washington Over/Under Records: Oregon Over 1-4, Washington Over 2-3
- Oregon, Washington national championship odds: Oregon , Washington
- Oregon, Washington Pac 12 Title odds: Oregon , Washington
- Washington QB Michael Penix Jr. Heisman odds:
- Oregon QB Bo Nix Heisman odds:
Oregon vs. Washington Props
With both teams boasting plenty of offensive star power, there’s no shortage of intriguing props to consider in this matchup, including those listed below:
Both Nix and Penix Jr. are 23 years old, and their experience is a big reason why they’ve put up massive numbers this season. If either defense can force Penix Jr. (16 passing TDs, 2 interceptions on the season) or Nix (15 passing TDs, one interception) into some turnovers, that might be their best chance at keeping points off the board.
Both teams’ QBs have completed over 70% of their passes in every game this season, which makes it tempting to take the over on both their passing yards props: Penix Jr.’s is set at 358.5, while Nix’s is 287.5.
The fact that both have played in so many big games also carries weight given the stakes for Saturday’s matchup and the rivalry between these teams.
Oregon vs. Washington Analysis and Prediction
Both teams’ early-season dominance makes it difficult to predict how things will go in their first real test of the season. What does seem like a safe bet is a high-scoring battle. Washington won this game 37-34 last year despite giving up 592 yards of offense, as the Ducks ran for 300-plus yards and piled up 32 first downs.
Though Oregon controlled time of possession, Penix Jr. was able to light up the Ducks for 408 yards passing on 35 attempts. The Huskies won at Autzen in a game they entered as double-digit dogs.
Both these offenses are prolific, but Oregon’s attack has been much more balanced. The Ducks are averaging 225 yards rushing on 32 carries per game (7 yards per carry). In comparison, the Huskies are averaging just 123 yards per game on the ground on 26 carries attempts per game.
Penix Jr. and the Huskies were able to win on the road last year, even on a night when they struggled to stop Oregon’s running game. This year, at Husky Stadium, it’s hard to see Penix Jr. and his talented receiving core (Jalen McMillan, Ja’lynn Polk, Rome Odunze, Germie Bernard, and tight end Jack Westover) coming up short, no matter how many points they end up needing to score.
It’s tempting to take the Over at 67 points but keep in mind that the Over in Oregon games this year has gone 1-4, while Washington’s Over record on the season is 2-3.
Picks: Washington (-2.5 at time of publishing), First Half Over (32.5 at time of publishing)
How to Watch Oregon vs. Washington
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023
- Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Husky Stadium
- Network: ABC