Oregon Ducks vs. Stanford Cardinal Latest Betting Odds
The 2017 college football betting season is alive as well as the FBS action continues this Saturday. There are plenty of last-minute bets to make this Saturday and betting one of the days’ late night contests allows US sportsbook to take their time when sizing up the lines and odds. Such is this Saturday night contest between the Oregon Ducks and the Stanford Cardinal. Let’s take a look at what kind of turnout NCAA bookmakers are predicting for this matchup.
The unranked Oregon Ducks march into this Saturday night contest sporting a 4-2 record that ranks them 4th in the Pac-12 North. Oregon has posted a 1-2 record in conference play, which is far from exemplary and places them far behind the current leaders of the division, the Washington Huskies.
The Ducks are coming off a 33-10 loss to the No. 11 Washington State Cougars and it looks like online sportsbooks are predicting another loss for Oregon. It wasn’t all that surprising to see the Ducks blown out of the water by the No. 11 team in the country, but while most top sportsbook betting players would assume that Oregon could hold their own against Stanford; the 10-point prediction on the spread is predicting another lopsided finish.
Looking over both teams’ numbers, it’s clear that the Ducks should be able to cover the spread. Oregon is putting up an average of 43.0 points per game – and that’s including the 10 points they managed to put up against Washington State last weekend. Furthermore, the Ducks are gaining close to 500 yards on offense each outing. Against a team that is giving up 433.8 yards per game, Oregon should have no problem reaching that mark. The Cardinal is giving up 36.3 points per game, so it looks like the Ducks will be having a pretty good day on offense Saturday night.
Stanford comes into this Week 7 matchup sporting a 4-2 record that ranks them 2nd in the Pac-12 North, thanks to the 3-1 record the Cardinal has posted in conference play. Stanford last stepped onto the gridiron to face No. 20 Utah and ended up delivering a shocking 23-20 upset finish. That win over the 20th best team in the nation marked Stanford’s 3rd consecutive US sportsbook victory. The Cardinal are being pegged as massive favorites this Saturday, but they’ll need to get the Ducks offense off the field a couple of times if they are to come out on top.
As previously brought up, Stanford is giving up a huge chunk of yardage in their contests and quite a few points as well. The Cardinal offense is currently averaging 36.3 points and is gaining 448.3 yards per game. Yardage wise they are pretty evenly tied with their opponent but their a significant dip in their points scored per game. However, the Ducks were held to 10 this past weekend so shutting their offense down is far from impossible.
Looking over both teams’ records against the spread, it’s hard to point out a clear favorite. The Ducks are 3-3 against the spread this season, while Stanford is 2-3-1 ATS. That doesn’t inspire a whole lot of confidence in fans betting on this game. However, accounting for the numbers we looked at, there’s enough value on an upset to bet against Stanford on this one.
US Sportsbook Betting Lines:
Oregon Ducks +10 (-110) 55 ½ (-110) +300
Stanford Cardinal -10 (-110) 55 ½ (-110) -360
— Eric Evans (@EricEvansPhoto) October 14, 2017