The college football world will turn its attention to Las Vegas on Friday night for the 2023 Pac-12 Championship Game between No. 3 Washington (12-0) and No. 5 Oregon (11-1). Not only will the winner reign supreme in the final game of the current Pac-12 makeup, but it will almost assuredly punch its ticket to the College Football Playoff as well. The Huskies came out on top in a 36-33 thriller when these teams met during the regular season, scoring the game-winning touchdown with less than two minutes remaining. Oregon has won six games by at least two possessions since then, keeping its national title hopes alive.
Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET at Allegiant Stadium. The Ducks are 9-point favorites in the latest Oregon vs. Washington odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under is 65.5. Before locking in any Pac-12 Championship Game picks, be sure to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine football expert Jimmie Kaylor.
Kaylor is a NFL, college football and DFS expert for SportsLine, who has covered the NFL and college football for close to a decade as a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. His background as a former college football All-American and NFL player gives him a unique perspective when building his fantasy lineups and locking in his betting picks. He has his finger on the pulse of the college football landscape and has been cashing in big for the last two years.
Kaylor has been red-hot all season, going 73-28-2 overall on his college football best bets for SportsLine this season so far. He is up over 46.05 units, returning a profit of $4,605 for $100 bettors. Anyone who has followed his picks this season is way up.
Now, he has set his sights on Oregon vs. Washington and just locked in his picks and CFB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Kaylor's picks. Here are several college football odds and betting lines for Washington vs. Oregon:
- Oregon vs. Washington spread: Oregon -9
- Oregon vs. Washington over/under: 65.5
- Oregon vs. Washington money line: Oregon -365, Washington +282
- OREG: The Ducks are 14-3-2 against the spread in their last 19 games against Washington.
- WASH: The Huskies are 15-0 in their last 15 conference games.
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Why Oregon can cover
Oregon has been dominant outside of its loss to Washington in the regular season, leading the nation in scoring differential. The Ducks are also one of three teams nationally in the top 10 in scoring and scoring defense. Quarterback Bo Nix has surpassed Washington's Michael Penix Jr. and LSU's Jayden Daniels as the betting favorite in the Heisman Trophy race, ranked second nationally behind Daniels in passing efficiency.
Nix has completed 315 of 401 passes for 3,906 yards, 37 touchdowns and just two interceptions. Washington has slowed down since its win over Oregon earlier this year, winning three consecutive one-possession games. The Ducks have covered the spread at an 8-2-1 clip in their last 11 games, while Washington has a losing record against the spread (5-6-1) this season. See which team to pick at SportsLine.
Why Washington can cover
Washington is led by Penix Jr., who has completed 280 of 427 passes for 3,899 yards, 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He had 302 yards and four touchdowns in the win over Oregon in the regular season, with Rome Odunze (128) and Ja'Lynn Polk (118) both going over 100 receiving yards. Junior wide receiver Jalen McMillan is back in the mix as well, catching his first pass since September in a win over Washington State in the Apple Cup last week.
The Huskies also have a powerful rushing attack, headlined by junior running back Dillon Johnson. He has rushed for 961 yards and 12 touchdowns this season, with one of his three 100-yard outings coming against the Ducks in October. Washington has covered the spread in nine of its last 13 December games, while Oregon is 1-5 against the spread in its last six Week 14 contests. See which team to back at SportsLine.
How to make Pac-12 Championship picks
Kaylor has analyzed this matchup from every angle and he's leaning Under on the point total. He has also discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He's only sharing what it is, and which side to back, at SportsLine.
Who wins Oregon vs. Washington on Friday, and which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see the picks, all from the expert who has covered college football for over a decade and is 73-28-2 on his best bets in 2023, and find out.