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What’s the over/under for Huskies wins in 2016? Bovada sets it high

By Christian Caple

Quarterback Jake Browning looks to pass during the University of Washington Huskies annual spring football preview at Husky Stadium, April 23, 2016.
Quarterback Jake Browning looks to pass during the University of Washington Huskies annual spring football preview at Husky Stadium, April 23, 2016. phaley@thenewstribune.com

It’s August, which means it’s just about time for college football teams to begin training camp, which also means it’s time for degenerate gamblers everywhere to analyze over/under betting odds.

And those odds are pretty optimistic for the Washington Huskies this season. Bovada, an online sports betting site, lists the over/under on UW’s regular-season victory total at 10 -- though it has installed the “under” as the favorite at -200, with the “over” offering a greater payout at +150. (In other words, if you bet the under and win, it only pays $100 in profit for every $200 bet. If you bet the over and win, it pays $150 in profit for every $100 bet. So a successful bet on the over yields a bigger profit than a successful bet on the under, the casino’s way of saying that public perception has told them more people are likely to bet the under than the over.)

Anyway, no other Pac-12 team has an over/under win total that high, which is simply further evidence of the hype surrounding the Huskies as they begin camp -- a far cry from last season, when Bovada listed UW’s over/under total at four (though the “over” was installed as a heavy favorite). Here’s a look at the rest of the Pac-12 odds.

2016 Regular Season Wins - Arizona Wildcats

Over 7½ (+150, 3/2)

Under 7½ (-190, 19/10)

2016 Regular Season Wins - Arizona State Sun Devils

Over 6 (-300, 1/3)

Under 6 (+200, 2/1)

2016 Regular Season Wins - California Golden Bears

Over 6 (+225, 9/4)

Under 6 (-350, 2/7)

2016 Regular Season Wins - Colorado Buffaloes

Over/Under 4½

2016 Regular Season Wins - Oregon Ducks

Over 8½ (-300, 1/3)

Under 8½ (+200, 2/1)

2016 Regular Season Wins - Oregon State Beavers

Over/Under 3½

2016 Regular Season Wins - Stanford Cardinal

Over 8 (-250, 2/5)

Under 8 (+175, 7/4)

2016 Regular Season Wins - UCLA Bruins

Over 9 (EVEN, 1/1)

Under 9 (-140, 5/7)

2016 Regular Season Wins - USC Trojans

Over 9½ (+250, 5/2)

Under 9½ (-400 1/4)

2016 Regular Season Wins - Utah Utes

Over 6½ (-320, 5/16)

Under 6½ (+220, 11/5)

2016 Regular Season Wins - Washington Huskies

Over 10 (+150, 2/7)

Under 10 (-200, 1/2)

2016 Regular Season Wins - Washington State Cougars

Over 7 (-350, 2/7)

Under 7 (+225, 9/4)

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