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Online site likes the odds of another Pac-12 North battle between Washington, Oregon and WSU in 2019

Washington wide receiver Andre Baccellia (5) makes a catch in the first quarter. The Washington Huskies played the Washington State Cougars in the Apple Cup at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash., on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018.
Washington wide receiver Andre Baccellia (5) makes a catch in the first quarter. The Washington Huskies played the Washington State Cougars in the Apple Cup at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash., on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. joshua.bessex@gateline.com

Another Pac-12 North Division slugfest this fall? According to Betonline.ag, the early odds indicate we’re setting up for one.

Monday morning the gambling website released its over/under win totals, playoff odds and odds to win the 2020 national championship.

The defending Pac-12 champion Washington Huskies have a current over/under of 10 wins. The Oregon Ducks are second in the North with an over/under set at 9 ½ and the Washington State Cougars have their number set a 8.

This would give us an idea that once again, the Pac-12 north could be a tight race. Last season, the three schools finished with within two games of each other. Washington won the division with a 7-2 conference record and then a Rose Bowl berth by beating Utah in the Pac-12 title game.

In 2019, Oregon returns quarterback Justin Herber who many thought would enter this year’s NFL Draft and WSU head coach Mike Leach has built a consistent contender in Pullman.

In the Pac-12 South, USC and Utah are both expected to battle it out. The Trojans’ over/under is 8 and Utah’s number is set a 8½. The Utes won the division last season with a 6-3 conference record while USC struggled to a 4-5 conference record.

The Pac-12 does not have a team predicted to make the 2020 College Football Playoff. The Huskies and Ducks are given a 33-1 chance to win the national title. So if you’re feeling it, now is the time to get on those teams.

If you want a safe bet, placing your money Alabama (2/5 odds to make the playoffs), Clemson (2/5 odds to make the playoffs) and Georgia (11/10 to make the playoffs) won’t make you much money, but will likely give you someone to root for in January.

Hello, I’m Andrew Hammond, and I am new to the Pacific Northwest area. I’ve been a journalist for 13 years, mainly covering sports in the state of Kansas, where I am from. I’m excited to be a part of the Pacific Northwest sports scene. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @ahammTNT
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