June 30, 2021
2021 Washington Huskies Betting Odds, Predictions, Preview
There are high expectations for the Washington Huskies heading into the 2021 season. Head coach Jimmy Lake had the Dawgs 3-0 SU after the first three games against Oregon State, Arizona and Utah, although they only covered the one game against the Wildcats. They then lost what turned out to be the season finale against Stanford on Dec. 5, as the Huskies declined a bowl bid due to medical reasons.
QB Dylan Morris is back to lead the offense, and he showed some signs of life last season, albeit in a brief four-game sample size. True freshman QB Sam Huard, with a last name you might remember, is waiting in the wings in case Morris falters. Either quarterback also gets to work with TE Cade Otton, who will be playing his football on Sundays in the very near future. Morris will have plenty of time behind an experienced offensive line, and that O-line will be working to blow open holes for a nice one-two backfield punch with RBs Sean McGrew and Richard Newton. WRs Giles Jackson and Ja'Lynn Polk transfer in to help out.
On defense, Washington was gouged for 161.2 yards per game on the ground, so they will need to be much better in that department. The good news is that LBs Ryan Bowman and Edefuan Ulofoshio are back to lead a solid linebacker corps, and CB Trent McDuffie is a star in the making in the defensive backfield. Unfortunately for the Huskies, up front, DE Zion Tupuola-Fetui suffered a torn Achilles during spring practice, and he will be out for the 2021 season.
The non-conference home slate against Montana and Arkansas State will provide two easy wins. A trip to the Big House to face Michigan on Sept. 11 will be a test the Huskies are capable of passing.
As far as the league slate, the good news is that Washington misses Utah and USC in crossover games, and they get South contender Arizona State at home. The road schedule inside the league always provides a challenge, but games at Oregon State, Arizona, Stanford and Colorado aren't the most difficult in the world, and they get Washington State at home for the Apple Cup. So the schedule sets up very, very nicely for the Huskies.
Is this a double-digit win team? I am not quite feeling that. So I don't think playing OVER 9 wins is a very strong bet. At best, this is a team which is a push against the future. Instead, UNDER seems like a much more prudent play for a small-unit bet. The best bet would be if you could be exactly nine wins. The books have it correct here.
Preseason Best Bet: Under 9 Wins (-139)
2021 Washington Huskies Schedule
Win Total Odds
Washington Odds to win 2021 Pac-12 Championship
Washington has a very favorable schedule which gives them a very good opportunity to make the league title game. But I am a lot more bullish on Oregon to win the North than I am on U-Dub.
Washington Odds to Win 2021-22 College Football Playoff
Washington misses USC and Utah on the schedule, which is good news. They can also gain some early-season momentum with a win at Michigan, building their resume. But I don't trust their offense, and I am not feeling their pass rush, either. I don't believe Washington will even win their division, so no, this isn't a team that is going to win the CFP.
Washington 2021 Heisman Contenders & Odds
Dylan Morris +10000
Sam Huard +10000
Morris is expected to be the starter, but the true freshman Huard has the pedigree. Still, I don't believe either has the tools to legitimately cobble together a Heisman campaign. Morris just isn't as explosive, and Huard is just too young.
2020 Washington Huskies Betting Results
Betting on the 2021 Washington Huskies
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