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Cougs are big underdogs to win Pac-12 North

Bovada gave only Oregon State worse odds to win the division

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Washington State came a game away from winning the Pac-12 North in 2017, but one Las Vegas sports-book doesn’t expect the Cougs to contend this year. Bovada released its Pac-12 championship odds Thursday, and gave WSU the fifth worst odds to win the division.

The odds makers are high on Washington, and bettors will have to pay more than the payout to gamble on the Huskies. Behind UW, Bovada gives Stanford (7-2) and Oregon (4-1) the next best odds to play for the Pac-12 Championship.

Cal (25-1) and Oregon State (125-1), join WSU (30-1) as the other longshots. The Pac-12 South looks much more wide open. USC (3-2) is the favorite, but even the biggest underdogs, Colorado and Arizona State are getting decent odds at 19-2.

A year ago, the Cougs were given 16-1 odds to win the conference, with only UW and Stanford favored over them in the North. However, last year’s squad lost a ton of experience, and the team across the state will likely be even better than they were a year ago.

What do you think of the odds? Are there any teams that you think are undervalued by Bovada?



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