The line on the Oregon Ducks vs. USC Trojans game opened at USC -3 and has inched up to -3.5. The line was steady across the board at -3.5 throughout Monday.
Oregon replaces the Washington Huskies in the PAC 12 Championship, the conference announced on Monday.
It was determined the Huskies would be unable to field the 53 scholarship players needed to play because of positive cases for COVID-19 and the related contact-tracing protocols.
“Our goal every season is to win the Pac-12 championship,” Washington head coach Jimmy Lake said in a statement. “I am so proud of the work our team and staff have put in to position ourselves to attain that goal. Unfortunately, the virus is in our footprint. We have not been able to resume football activities and currently the entirety of one of our key position groups, deemed a critical position group by the Pac-12, is in quarantine. There is no path forward to practice or play this week. Our focus now is getting everyone healthy so we can resume football activities and prepare for a possible bowl game. We are crushed that we cannot bring home the Pac-12 trophy for our fans, staff and players.”
Conference rules dictate the second-place finisher replaces the division champions, resulting in Oregon (3-2) playing USC (5-0), in Los Angeles on Friday, for the title, the Pac-12 said.
Washington was to have played Oregon last week prior to that game being cancelled. The winner would have advanced to the Championship.
– Tyrone Black, Gambling911.com