In five years leading the PAC-12 national championship hopefuls, widely-respected head coach Chris Petersen has completely transformed the program. After failing to reach the double-digit win mark in 15 consecutive seasons, including Petersen’s first two, the Washington Huskies are now a perennial powerhouse that has reached 10 wins or more in each of the last three seasons while making a run to the 2015 College Football Playoffs.
Now, however, as they get set for the upcoming 2019 college football regular season, Petersen and the Huskies are facing a big year of change. If you’re looking to find out just how many games Washington will likely win this coming season in the hopes of cashing in big on their value-packed NCAAF win total odds in the online sportsbook, then you’ve come to the right place.
Thanks to the expert collegiate gridiron analysis and predictions that you’re about to get, you’re going to have a great idea of just how many games the PAC-12 title hopefuls are going to win in 2019 and whether they’ll challenge for the national championship. Now, let’s get down to business.
Washington Huskies 2019 Season Win / Loss Total Odds & Betting Prediction
2018 Team Leaders
- Touchdowns: Myles Gaskin (13)
- Rushing: Myles Gaskin (1268)
- Passing: Jake Browning (3192)
- Receiving: Aaron Fuller (874)
- Interceptions: Byron Murphy (4)
Why Washington Will Top Their Win Total Odds?
While there’s a bunch of change taking place at Washington heading into 2019, there are some good reasons to back the Huskies to top their win total odds of 10 victories. First, Washington might have the best offensive line in the nation with four returning starters, including All-PAC-12 senior center Nick Harris, 6-foot-5, 307-pound junior left guard Luke Wattenberg, 6-foot-7, 320-pound sophomore right guard Jaxson Kirkland and 6-foot-7, 305-pound senior right tackle Jared Hilbers.
Then, there’s the fact that the Huskies will have a new quarterback under center in Georgia transfer Jacob Eason that everyone believes will be better than former starter Jake Browning. Eason is a former five-star recruit that stand 6-6 and weighs 228 pounds. If Eason can display the skill set that made him the nation’s top collegiate recruit at quarterback in 2016, the Huskies could surprise.
Last but not least, there’s the fact that head coach Chris Petersen is one of the best in the business. After going 92-12 in eight seasons at Boise State while recording seven double-digit winning seasons, Petersen has compiled a fine, 47-21 mark in five seasons at Washington while recording double-digits win in each of the last three seasons.
Why Washington Won’t Top Their Win Total Odds?
There are also a bunch of reasons to pick Washington to finish under their win total figure. First, the Huskies are replacing 13 starters, including a whopping nine on defense. With only senior defensive end Benning Potoa’e and senior safety Myles Bryant returning as starters, Petersen has to find answers at all three levels of his defense with inside linebacker and the secondary looking like real concerns.
Then, there’s the fact that while Jacob Eason is seriously gifted, he’ll be playing his first significant action since 2016, so n one really knows what they’re going to get from him. Washington also has question marks at running back after losing a four-year starter and the school’s all-time leading rusher in Myles Gaskin. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that the Huskies also have question marks and a lack of a legitimate deep threat at wide receiver.
The Huskies should get off to a perfect 4-0 start before they hit their PAC-12 conference play with a home date against USC. Road dates at Stanford and Arizona look like difficult matchups as do home dates against Oregon and Utah, two teams that both won nine games last season. Washington will hold it down at home against rival Washington State in their regular season finale, but I’m definitely thinking the Huskies will suffer two losses to finish at 10-2 in the regular season. While I’m picking Washington to finish right on its win total odds figure, I certainly don’t see a one-loss season in the works, so, I’d say play the Under at nine wins if I were going to make a futures odd wager on Washington’s win total odds.
Pick: 10 Wins