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Early UW betting lines from Golden Nugget sports book

Each year, the Golden Nugget casino in Las Vegas releases a handful of early betting lines for the upcoming college football season.

And according to a list provided by the National Football Post, lines for six Washington Huskies games -- three at home, three on the road -- have been posted.

The Huskies are favored at home against Arizona State and Oregon State, and on the road against Washington State. Oregon, UCLA and Arizona are favored over the Huskies in the other three games.

The lines:

Washington at Oregon -20 (10/18/14)

Arizona State at Washington -6 (10/25/14)

UCLA -3.5 at Washington (11/8/14)

Washington at Arizona -5 (11/15/14)

Oregon State at Washington -7.5 (11/22/14)

Washington -4.5 at Washington State (11/29/14)

(For those unfamiliar with gambling lines, the team with a "minus" value listed after its name is the favorite. So, for example, Oregon is a -20 favorite against UW, meaning it is "giving" 20 points, and a bet on the Ducks would require them to win by more than 20 points -- the point spread -- to be considered a winning bet. Likewise, a bet on the Huskies would simply be a bet that UW will lose by fewer than 20 points, or win the game, each of which would be considered a "cover.")