With a 37-17 overall record, a CFP birth, and a Pac-12 Title, Chris Petersen’s first four years have left Husky fans with lots to feel good about. While the occasional pessimist might nitpick the team’s record against top teams or the lack of impressive non-conference wins, the overall body of work has been overwhelmingly positive. Who could find something to complain about on that resume? Well, if you’re a Husky fan and a degenerate gambler, you might be less satisfied with Petersen’s output.
In his four seasons as the head coach, Petersen has gone 29-25 against the spread. For those of you less immersed in the betting world, bookies set a line for the game with the goal of driving bets on both sides. If the Huskies play Washington State and they are favored by seven (UW -7), they would have to win by more than seven points to win the bet.