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Oregon Ducks vs. Washington Huskies Free Pick & Preview – Pac 12 Championship

The Pac-12 Conference Championship Game is set to take place on Friday night, and this will be a rematch of a thrilling regular season game. The Oregon Ducks will be seeking revenge over the Washington Huskies and the winner of this game is likely headed to the College Football Playoffs. 

Oregon has moved up to number five in the most recent CFP rankings, and they have been on a roll since the loss to Washington. The Ducks have been blowing out Pac-12 Conference opponents, and will now get the Huskies at a neutral site.

Washington has not lost a game this season, and they are up to number three in the most recent CFP rankings. The Huskies have been playing in some tight matchups of late, and they will need to be sharp to win this game. 

It is the Oregon Ducks that are big betting favorites in this game as they are 9.5-point betting favorites. 

Ducks Delivering on Offense

The Oregon Ducks come into this game averaging 45.3 points per game this season, and that numbers continues to go up with each week. Oregon tends to do a ton of damage through the air as they are averaging 351 passing yards per game. 

Bo Nix is having a monster campaign for Oregon as he has thrown for 3,906 yards and 37 touchdowns this season. Running back Bucky Irving gives this team some balance on offense as he has over 1,000 yards and is averaging 6.4 yards per carry.

This Oregon defense is still going to have to prove that it can stop Washington, and that was a challenge in the first meeting. Oregon has been playing better on defense, but this will be their toughest test of the season. 

Washington Getting Some Stops

The Washington Huskies have been a great offensive team this season as well, but they have been winning games recently because of the defense. Washington has allowed 21 points or less in two straight games, and they have been facing some good teams.

This Huskies defense is one that blitzes a ton, and they will be doing all that they can to get pressure on Bo Nix. Washington is also going to need to run the ball to slow it down, but they average just 122 rushing yards per game.

Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. has thrown for 3,899 yards and 32 touchdowns this season, but he has also thrown eight interceptions. That is going to be a problem for Penix on Friday night, and he has actually been struggling with accuracy of late. 

Huskies Battle; Ducks Prevail

The first matchup between these two teams was an absolute thriller, and this is a game that should play out in much of the same way. Oregon has been the better team since the first meeting of the season, but Washington has been playing well enough to win games also.

Bo Nix and the Oregon offense will eventually be the difference in this game, but Washington will score enough to keep things interesting. Don’t expect a blowout in this game, but Oregon is eventually going to score enough touchdowns to create some separation. 

Taking the 9.5 points and betting on the Washington Huskies is the way to go in this game, but it is going to be the Oregon Ducks that win the Pac-12 Conference crown on Friday night. 

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