No. 25 Washington State hosts ESPN’s College Gameday this Saturday when No. 12 Oregon visits Martin Stadium in Pullman, WA.
Oregon plays its fourth consecutive game versus a ranked team as the Ducks hit the road to face ranked the 3-point favorite Washington State Cougars. The betting odds opened at a pick ’em.
This game will go a long way to determining the Pac-12 North champion. The winner will have a two-game advantage over the loser (one game, plus the tie-breaker).
Oregon Ducks vs. Washington State Cougars Odds, College Football Betting Pick
What: College Football Week 8
Who: Oregon Ducks vs. Washington State Cougars
Where: Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA
When: 7:30 PM ET, Saturday, October 20th, 2018
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Spread: Wash St -3
Moneyline: Ducks +135/Cougars -155
Should You Bet On The Oregon Ducks?
Over the last three week’s the Ducks lost to Stanford then beat Cal and Washington. All three teams were ranked then and still are. A win over the Cougars will go a long way in first-year coach Mario Cristobal’s quest to return the program to its glory days under Chip Kelly.
Led a 6-foot-6, 233-pound NFL QB prospect Oregon is tops in the Pac-12 and tied for 11th nationally at 43.0 points per game. Justin Herbert enters Saturday’s game completing 63.1% of his passes for 1,613 yards with 17 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Plus the Ducks rank second in the Pac-12 with 209.5 yards rushing a game. Rusher CJ Verdell has gained 531 yards on 97 carries with four touchdowns this season.
Should You Bet On The Washington State Cougars?
ESPN’s College GameDay will be on campus for this tilt. That will amp up the Huskies. But is that enough to warrant picking the Huskies to beat the Ducks?
Washington State’s defense ranks No. 1 in the Pac-12 against the pass with 165.5 yards allowed a game. But the 2018 Cougars have yet to face a QB of Herbert’s caliber.
The Cougars have their own superstar QB in East Carolina graduate transfer Gardner Minshew who is the top Pac-12 passer. He is averaging 403.7 passing yards a game while completing 68.7% of his passes with 19 touchdowns and only four interceptions.
Moreover, Washington State has outgained all six of its opponents this season. The Huskies are also 8-0 ATS in their last eight home games.
Washington’s five wins have come against Wyoming, San Jose State, Eastern Washington, Utah, and Oregon State.
Oregon Ducks vs. Washington State Cougars College Football Betting Pick
The Cougars are 3-0 straight-up over the last three seasons against the Ducks and 8-0 against the spread in the previous eight meetings. But I am picking Oregon to win this game straight up and the Over.
The total has gone over in 11 of Oregon’s last 15 games versus Washington State. Plus the underdog is 7-1 ATS in the previous eight meetings between these two.