Oregon travels to Stanford, CA to take on the #7 Stanford Cardinal in a yearly battle between two conference bitter rivals. Oregon or Stanford has more often than not been the winner of the Pac 12 North Division.
For Stanford, a big win against Oregon will solidify their position as a top team. For the Ducks, beating the Cardinal could put them back into the Top 20. The college football week 11 spread favors Stanford by 9-points to beat Oregon. Who will come out as the victor on Saturday?
How To Bet The Oregon Ducks Vs Stanford Cardinal College Football Week 11 Spread
What: Oregon Ducks (6-3) at No.7 Stanford Cardinal (8-1)
When: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Kickoff: 7:30 PM ET
Where: Stanford, CA
Stadium: Stanford Stadium
Weather: 67° F | Passing Clouds
Spread: Stanford -10
Moneyline: Oregon +290 vs Stanford -350
Game Total: 69
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Oregon vs Stanford
Why Bet On Oregon to Beat #7 Stanford (-10)
A Ducks win and a loss by Cal and Washington State propels Oregon to a possible Pac-12 title.
Oregon has turned around its season. There was a moment earlier on in the season where it looked like the Ducks were going to finish near last place in the Pac 12.
Oregon had lost to Michigan State, Utah and Washington State. Michigan State is one of the powers in the Big Ten. Utah is one of the top teams in the Pac 12 and after this Saturday, Washington State may prove to be one of the power teams in the Pac 12 as well.
“We’re definitely playing better, in phases,” coach Mark Helfrich told the school’s official website. “And then still just need to put the complete thing together.”
Oregon has now won 3 games in a row. Their best performance, without a doubt, was in their last. The Ducks scored their usual 44 points, but they held California, a team that averages 34.9 points and 483 yards a game, to 432 yards and only 28 points. If Oregon can force a few stops, they can beat Stanford.
Why Bet On #7 Stanford (-10) to Beat Oregon
Stanford can clinch its place in the Pac-12 title game with a win over Oregon.
The best team in college football since Week 2 hasn’t been one of the Big 12 schools or any of the teams in the College Football Playoff. Without a doubt, the best team, hands down, has been the Stanford Cardinal.
Stanford is 7 and 1 against the spread and 8 and 0 straight up in their games since Week 2. The offense averages 440.6 yards and 37.1 points per game. The offense is balanced, Stanford can both throw and run the football. Running back Christian McCaffrey should be this year’s Heisman Trophy winner. Unlike Leonard Fournette at LSU who is a straight running back, McCaffrey is also a great pass catcher. He has a total of 8 touchdowns. He’s rushed for 1207 yards while catching 28 passes for 325 yards.
“There are not many positions the young man can’t play,” coach David Shaw said. “I’d say offensive and defensive lines are it. He’s one of those phenomenal football players.”
McCaffrey leads the FBS with 241.6 all-purpose yards per game and is likely to become the league’s fifth player since 1978 to average at least 200 and first for Stanford since Glyn Milburn in 1990. Milburn played with McCaffrey’s father, Ed.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Oregon had won seven straight meetings before splitting the last six. Stanford claimed the Pac-12 after winning this game in 2012 and 2013, while the last four winners of this matchup have also played in the Rose Bowl.
Stanford’s offense isn’t even its best weapon. The Cardinal’s best weapon is its defense, which is allowing 338.7 yards and only 20.2 points per game. There are some great trends that favor Oregon in this, but Stanford is just too good this year to lose to their rival.
Stanford has won 45 of its last 50 home games. I expect Stanford to cover the spread with a big win. My final score prediction is Stanford 56, Oregon 34