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Oregon Ducks vs. Nevada Wolfpack College Football Betting Odds and Preview
  • by Anthony Carpenter
  • September 5th, 2019
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The No. 16 Oregon Ducks are 24-point home favorites over the Nevada Wolfpack, per offshore sports betting sites, for the Week 2 NCAA football game on September 7 at 4:30 pm ET at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR.

Oregon Ducks vs. Nevada Wolfpack Football Odds from GTBets Sportsbook

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Nevada +24 (-110) 61½ (-110) +1250
Oregon -24 (-110) 61½ (-110) -2000
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Betting Nevada WolfPack

The Wolfpack is coming off 34-31 upset of the Boilermakers as 11-point home dogs, according to the best online sportsbooks. Nevada took advantage of the fact that Purdue only had enough gas in the tank for three quarters. Carson Strong became the first Wolfpack freshman to start a season-opening game at quarterback. In the process, he tied the program’s second-largest comeback since 1996. And picked up the school’s second win ever against a Big Ten college. Meanwhile, Brandon Talton’s 56-yard, late-game-winning field goal was the third longest in Nevada history. The Pack also made the most of Purdue’s five turnovers (two interceptions and three fumbles).

Strong threw three TDs and no picks but “missed a lot of throws on offense, which is understandable with Carson playing his first game,” head coach Jay Norvell said. “Defensively, we had some communication errors in the first half, and gave them some easy points. But I was really happy how we settled down at halftime.” Norvell is aware there will be even less margin for error against UO.

Betting Oregon Ducks

The Ducks dropped from No. 11 to No. 16 as a result of a 21-27 loss to the Auburn Tigers. Oregon entered the season-opener as a four-point road dog, per offshore sports betting sites. It was a contest in which yardage made no difference. UO starting QB Justin Herbert passed for 242 yards but just one TD. His Auburn counterpart Bo Nix threw two TD passes on 177 yards. Conversely, the Ducks had two rushing TDs on just 90 yards. And the Tigers rushed for 206 yards but scored only one TD to show for it. The game was won on field goal kicking, where in Oregon went 0-for-0 to Auburn’s 2-for-2.

To be fair, the fault for UO’s lack of passing TDs lies more with the receivers’ inexperience than with Herbert. Also, it must not be easy to be under an offensive coordinator who clearly suffers from echolalia. “I think probably looking back you’d probably say probably not protecting those young guys who were out there, who had to go in and step in, probably not protect them and see if we cut it loose a little more,” OC Marcus Arroyo said. Seriously though, seniors Brenden Schooler and Juwan Johnson, and freshmen Mycah Pittman, JR Waters and Lance Wilhoite missed the game. In consequence, the Ducks had to scrape the bottom of the receiving barrel. Namely, juniors Jaylon Redd and Johnny Johnson, freshman Josh Delgado, and redshirt freshmen Bryan Addison, and Spencer Webb.

Oregon Ducks vs. Nevada Wolfpack  NCAA Football Week 2 Pick

Arroyo is not the only one who should be intoning a heartfelt mea culpa. Head coach Mario Cristobal’s piss-poor time management took its toll as well. Herbert is coming off a breakthrough season, but he can’t throw the ball and catch it too. And there is also the matter of his knee, which he may or may not have injured against Auburn. All in all, the Ducks have a lot of work ahead of them. Maybe even too much work to get done in time for the Wolfpack. I’d dare say that are far closer than offshore sports betting sites are making them out to be. And I’d dare add that the Pack is poised for yet another upset. This time at the expense of Oregon.