Back in the National Rankings, Can No. 23 Stanford Hold it Down at Home Against Oregon to Cover Spread as Double-Digit faves?
No. 23 Stanford is back in the national rankings after sliding out a few weeks ago, but it won;t mean a thing if they can’t hold it down at home against an Oregon Ducks team that has an identical 4-2 record and a ton of motivation coming into this contest.
Let’s find out if the Cardinal can get the home win and cover the college football betting line as a double-digit home fave in their Week 7 Pac-12 pairing when this game goes down live from Stanford Stadium on Saturday at 11:00 PM ET.
How To Bet Oregon Ducks Vs Stanford Cardinal
Oregon Ducks (4-2) at Stanford Cardinal (4-2)
When: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:00 PM ET
Where: Stanford Stadium
NCAAF Odds: Stanford Cardinal -10.5
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Why Bet the Oregon Ducks Odds at +10.5
The Ducks have dropped two of their last three games and come into this Week 7 matchup off a seriously humbling 33-10 smackdown loss against No. 5 Washington. Oregon put 10 points on the board, but never got anything else going while getting shutout for the game’s final three quarters. Quarterback Braxton Burmeister completed just 15 of 27 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown, but also tossed two costly interceptions in the loss while Oregon committed three turnovers overall. The Ducks average an impressive 43.0 points per game (11th) but allow a generous 27.2 points per game defensively (76th).
Why Bet the Stanford Cardinal Odds at -10.5
Stanford has won three straight and comes into this contest off a hard-fought 23-20 win over a very good Utah team last weekend. While quarterback Keller Chryst had a modest game by completing 7 of 14 passes for 106 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions, star running back Bryce Love continued his outstanding season by rushing for 152 yards and one score on 20 carries. Chryst did add a rushing touchdown in the win while Stanford’s defense harassed Utah quarterback Troy Williams into two costly interceptions. Stanford is averaging 36.3 points per game (33rd) while allowing 24.5 points per game defensively (55th). Love is having a Heisman Trophy-worthy season by rushing for a stellar 1,240 yards and nine touchdowns while averaging a jaw-dropping 10.5 yards per carry.
Expert Analysis and Prediction
Oregon may be struggling right now, but they actually average more points than Stanford and should be able to keep pace with the Cardinal throughout this Pac-12 pairing. I know the Ducks are an uninspiring 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and just 3-10 ATS in their last 13 conference games, but Stanford is just 1-5-1 ATS in their L/7 games against a team with a winning record and 1-5 ATS in their last six home games. Oregon is 5-2 ATS n their last seven road dates against Stanford and I like them to put up another great effort to cover the chalk as a double-digit road dog.
Pick: Oregon +10