Week 4 Pac-12 College Football Betting Lines Feature Oregon at Washington StateJosh Bailey
Week 4 college football betting lines are in the spotlight when the high-scoring Oregon Ducks look to put the Washington State Cougars away early when the two Pac-12 rivals square off live from Martin Stadium on Saturday.
Matchup: No. 2 Oregon at Washington State
When: September 20, 10:30 PM
Where: Turf of Martin Stadium
Spread: Oregon -19.5
The undefeated Oregon Ducks finished off their nonconference schedule against Wyoming last Saturday with a convincing 48-14 victory. Now they hit the road to open Pac-12 conference play against the Washington State Cougars in Pullman, Washington.
The Cougars (1-2) opened the season with losses to Rutgers and Nevada before thoroughly destroying Portland State and setting a Pac-12 record for passing yards in a single game with 630 yards.
Week 4 Pac-12 College Football Betting Analysis
The Ducks (3-0 SU, 1-2 ATS) are already up their high-scoring ways and will look to top the 40-point plateau for the fourth time this season when they visit the Washington State Cougars (1-2 SU, 1-2 ATS) in this Pac-12 matchup on Saturday.
Oregon rolled all over Wyoming 48-14 in its Week 3 mismatch though the Ducks failed to cover the college football betting line as a insane 42-point home favorite to fall to 1-2 ATS on the season.
The Ducks got a jaw-dropping performance from the nation’s leading Heisman Trophy candidate, junior signal-caller Marcus Mariota. The gifted quarterback completed an incendiary 19 of 23 passes for 221 yards with two scores while adding 71 rushing yards and two more scores on just five carries.
"When everybody’s done their job and everybody fits where they’re supposed to fit and takes care of their business, we’ve been great," Oregon coach Mark Helfrich told the school’s official website. "A few breakdowns (Saturday), just gap-wise, turned into big plays. … Those are the kinds of things that cannot happen."
— Oregon Football (@WinTheDay) September 15, 2014
Washington State snapped is two-game SU and ATS skids by pounding the snot out of tiny Portland State 59-21 on Saturday to cover the spread as a 23-point home favorite.
Starting quarterback Connor Halliday completed 41 of a mind-boggling 62 pass attempts for 544 yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions in the win as the Cougars put up a school-record 706 total yards and a Pac-12-record, 630 passing yards.
In last season’s loss to Oregon, Halliday completed an insane 58-of-89 pass attempts for 557 yards and four touchdowns. Connor set a new FBS record for pass attempts in a single game while his 58 completions are a Pac-12 high.
"Oregon’s a fast team, they’re an explosive team, and people that don’t play within themselves will squander plays, and they’re not a team you can afford to squander plays against," Cougars head coach Mike Leach said. "They’re quick enough to make up for their mistakes. … If somebody else makes a mistake, it might go for 15 yards. Oregon makes a mistake, it might go for six. You have to be prepared to execute more plays."
Oregon has won seven straight games against Washington State, though the Cougars have covered the spread in each of the last four meetings. Of course, Washington State was an underdog of at least 30.5 points in each contest.
Oregon however, won each of the last four meetings by at least 15 points which is why I like the Ducks to win and cover the spread in this Week 4 meeting.
Sure, the Ducks are 0-4 ATS in their last four games against their conference rivals, but Oregon is also 13-3 ATS in its last 16 road games and a blistering 14-5 ATS in its L/19 games following an SU win.
While Washington State has gone 4-1 ATS in its L/5 conference games, the Cougars are also just 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games following an SU win of more than 20 points.
With the Ducks averaging 14.3 points per game more than Washington State and allowing 10.7 fewer points per game defensively, the Ducks are the easy pick in this Pac-12 matchup.