Washington Underdogs in Key Matches – Realdawg.com
Some opening betting lines have just opened in Las Vegas. Sportsbook SouthPoint has released three betting lines for Washington’s 2022 schedule. Games include Michigan State, Oregon and Washington State.
Washington’s first real test will be a prime-time home game against the Michigan State Spartans. According to the SouthPoint sportsbook in Las Vegas, Washington opens as a 6.5-point underdog. The Spartans finished 2021 with an 11-2 record, capped by an impressive Peach Bowl win over No. 12 Pittsburgh. It will be a fun environment at Husky Stadium. Both teams are expected to be undefeated by September 17. The game airs on ABC at 4:30 p.m.
The Huskies open as 13-point underdogs at Oregon on Nov. 12. Last season in Seattle, the Ducks beat the Huskies, 26-16. This would be Jimmy Lake’s last game coached at UW. A playtime has yet to be announced for the game.
Washington opens as a 1-point favorite in Washington State on Nov. 26. The UW’s 7-game Apple Cup winning streak came to a halt last season as the WSU edged the Huskies, 40-13. The Huskies will look to regain their dominance in the series.
I think for the most part the betting lines look correct. If there were any surprises, it might be the size of the 6.5-point gap in Michigan State’s game. I could really see this game being decided by field placement. The spread from Washington to Oregon seems perfect. And for the Apple Cup, I think gaming should be a choice.
These lines will certainly change during the season. I expect the Huskies to be underdogs in almost every road game. But that said, UW hasn’t been an under-the-radar team for very long. It could very well work out for them.