Oregon Ducks at Stanford Cardinal NCAA Football Free Betting Preview

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One winning streak is going to reach four games as Head Coach Mario Cristobal and the No. 20 Oregon Ducks take the field against Coach David Shaw and the No. 7 Stanford Cardinal. ABC has the TV rights and kickoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET.

Betting Preview: Oregon Ducks vs. Stanford Cardinal

In this Saturday Pac-12 game, Stanford is labeled as the favorite and is currently giving up 2 points. The Cardinal are also receiving -130 moneyline odds while the Ducks are +110. Vegas has set the over/under (O/U) at 55 points. There could be some good live betting opportunities for this game.

The game’s total hasn’t changed after it was initially posted at 55. Having said that, the opening line was -2 so has recently moved up to 2.

The Cardinal have gained 2.0 units so far and are 2-1 against the spread (ATS). They’ve been a good under bet and have recorded an O/U mark of 0-2.

The Ducks have gained 0.0 units for moneyline bettors this season. They’re 1-2 ATS and have an O/U record of 1-2.

The Cardinal have gone 3-0 straight up (SU), including 1-0 SU against Pac-12 opponents. The Ducks are 3-0 SU overall and are also 0-0 SU in conference play.

The Cardinal are looking to stay undefeated after a 30-10 win over UC Davis last week. The Cardinal secondary allowed the Aggies to air it out for 258 yards. On the offensive side, K.J. Costello completed just 17-of-30 passes for 214 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Trevor Speights (87 rushing yards on 11 attempts) provided the ground attack while Kaden Smith (six receptions, 68 yards) and Trenton Irwin (three catches, 28 yards) handled the receiving duties in the win.

Oregon just earned a 35-22 win over San Jose State. Justin Herbert completed 16-of-34 passes for 309 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. CJ Verdell had a monster day in the win. Along with 42 yards on 15 rush attempts, Verdell also reeled in five catches for 85 yards.

Stanford’s run the ball on 49.5 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Oregon has a rush percentage of 60.3 percent. The Cardinal have produced 115.3 rush yards per game and have two scores on the ground this year. The Ducks are averaging 214.0 rushing yards per game and have nine total rush TDs.

It seems like the Ducks ought to hold an advantage in all aspects of the ground game, as their running backs has generated 4.7 yards per carry while their defense has allowed 2.0 YPC to opponents. The Cardinal have recorded 3.8 yards per carry while allowing 3.3 YPC to opponents.

The Cardinal offense has logged 243.0 yards per contest in the air overall and has seven passing TDs so far. The Ducks have produced 289.0 pass yards per contest and have 12 total pass scores.

Stanford appears to possess the upper hand when it comes to limiting the pass. The team’s allowed opponents to run for an average of 104.7 yards and pass for 196.3 yards per game. The Oregon defense has given up 226.0 yards per game to opposing passers and 77.0 yards per game to opposing runners. The Cardinal are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 3.07 to opposing QBs, while the Ducks have given up a 5.12 ANY/A.

Offensively, Costello is up to 546 passing yards this year, and has completed 62 percent of his 61 attempts with six scores through the air and three interceptions. Costello’s got an 8.08 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number sits at 6.02 over the past two games.

In the other locker room, Justin Herbert has completed 26-of-55 passes for 590 yards, eight TDs and four INTs. Herbert’s ANY/A stands at 9.79 for the season and 9.60 across his past two outings.

These two programs met last year with the final outcome being a 49-7 win for Stanford.

Stanford Cardinal vs. Oregon Ducks Free NCAA Betting Tip

SU Winner: Oregon, ATS Winner: Oregon, O/U: Over

Team Betting Trends

  • The Cardinal offense has recorded two pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Ducks have accounted for five such plays.
  • The Stanford defense has allowed one pass play of 40 yards or more, while Oregon has given up five such plays.
  • The Stanford offense has created three rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Oregon has created four such runs.
  • The Cardinal defense has allowed five rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Ducks have given up two such runs.
  • The Oregon defense has sacked opposing quarterbacks 11 times this season. Stanford has registered nine sacks.
  • Stanford, as a team, has averaged 4.8 yards per carry over its last two games.
  • Oregon has averaged 4.5 yards per carry over its last two.
  • In its last three matches, Oregon is 1-2 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
  • Stanford was favored by 30 points in its last game. The team did not cover the spread in the 30-10 victory over UC Davis.
  • Oregon was favored by 43 points in its previous outing and the Over/Under was set at 69. The under cashed and Oregon failed to cover in the 35-22 triumph over San Jose State.