Washington Vies to Husk College Football Betting Opponents
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The college football betting season has officially commenced. After a grueling offseason, fans finally got a taste of what this season has in store for us this past Saturday, when two teams took center stage to finally kick the door in on the 2017 season.
Opening Day’s College Football Betting Results
The 2017 college football betting season was kicked off by the San Jose State Spartans who hosted the South Florida Bulls in the first game of the year. South Florida didn’t hold back and delivered a triumphant 42-22 beating to the San Jose State Spartans. It was a bit of a blowout but it was the right start to a promising season.
Afterwards, sportsbook fans were treated to an even more decisive blowout. The Rice Owls opened their 2017 season by hosting Stanford and the Owls were left wishing they hadn’t. The Cardinal came out on top 62-7, giving sports wagering fans the beat down they were waiting for.
The NCAA betting action will continue this week, with two games on Thursday for fans to sink their teeth into. We’ve already taken a look at the matchup pitting the Ohio State Buckeyes against the Indiana Hoosiers, so let’s breakdown the second matchup of the day between Tulsa and Oklahoma State. Specifically, let’s take a look at what sports wagering sites have to say about it.
Washington Huskies vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights – Friday, September 1st
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey
Stream: Fox Sports Go
College Football Betting Odds:
Washington Huskies -28 ½ (-110) 52 (-110) -7500
Rutgers Scarlet Knights +28 ½ (-110) 52 (-110) +3250
The Washington Huskies finished the 2016 season with a 12-2 (8-1 in Pac-12 play) record that certainly shocked the nation – considering the program finished 7-6 the year before. Washington would go on to finish 1st in the North Division and faced No. 9 Colorado in the Pac-12 Championship game, which the Huskies won more than decisively 41-10. Chris Petersen’s team performed well enough to earn a nod to the college football playoffs. The season would end on a sour note however as the Huskies faced the Alabama Crimson Tide in the first round of the playoffs. The Huskies ended up losing 7-24, letting the program know exactly how much room for improvement they have.
The Huskies will be looking to build on last year’s success by picking up a win this Thursday. Online sportsbooks have them pegged as favorites against a team that pales in comparison.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
The Scarlet Knights turned in a 2-10 record (0-9 in Big Ten play) in 2016 that made it clear that the program is still rebuilding. It’s been three seasons since the team finished above .500, but second year head coach Chris Ash is confident he can have the team back to winning form. The Scarlet Knights might have finished last in the division last year, but they could manage a turnaround this season.