Ducks Prepare for Tough Battle Against Beavers
The Oregon Ducks enter their Civil War rivalry game with the Oregon State Beavers on a tear. They’re currently 9-2 and coming off a three-point victory against Utah on Saturday.
As for the Beavers, they’ve won back-to-back games to help them get up to 8-3. Oregon State blew out their last two opponents by a combined score of 69-17.
This is the first time in a while that both teams are meeting up with 8+ wins. Which of these two is the best bet on the college football odds?
Oregon Has Straightforward Path to Pac-12 Championship
We saw USC punch its ticket to the Pac-12 championship, and Oregon could be following right behind with a victory here. However, if they lose, you can look for both Washington and Utah to make a run for the spot.
If Oregon wins, one of the reasons will likely be takeaways. One of the few things that have been consistently great for the Ducks has been their ability to stay positive on the turnover margin.
They’ve forced at least two turnovers in three out of their last four games. In total, they’ve forced 13 turnovers in their past six games.
This defense has also allowed over 160 rushing yards just once this year. At the same time, those who bet online should note that they are 7-0 when rushing for 175 yards and 1-3 when they don’t.
Oregon State ranks 19th in the country in run defense, so this won’t be easy for the Ducks.
Beavers’ Defense Is Phenomenal
Oregon State’s defense excels in the one area that the Ducks have needed to succeed in lately: the running game. The Beavers have allowed an opposing team to run for over 100 yards once out of their last six games.
They don’t have nearly as great of a pass rush but haven’t needed one. They are constantly attacking the rusher and closing in on the ball rapidly.
It’s going to be tough for them to limit Oregon to under three yards per carry like Utah did a week ago, but they should get similar success.
On the other side of the football, they don’t do anything that really surprises you. They control the clock, they do well on converting third downs, and they create long drives to wear down opposing defenses.
It’s a pretty simple recipe for success. It’s worked against most of the second-tier teams. If they play disciplined and get a turnover or two, they might not only cover in the sportsbook but could win outright.
Oregon vs Oregon St. Game Injuries
Oregon vs Oregon State Head-to-Head
These two teams played each other last season, and the Oregon Ducks came out on top with a 38-29 final.
Oregon vs Oregon State Game Information
- Game: Oregon (9-2) vs Oregon St. (8-3)
- Location: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, OR
- Day/Time: Saturday, Nov. 26th, 3:30 p.m. ET
- Oregon vs Oregon St. Live Stream: ESPN
Oregon vs Oregon State Betting Lines
Oregon vs Oregon State Picks & Prediction
The Oregon State Beavers have lost three games all season long. In those three games, they went up against some of the better teams they had on their schedule.
Oregon is arguably better than those three, which could spell trouble. However, the Beavers’ run defense will force Bo Nix and company to succeed through the air, and they will have some challenges.
This is a rivalry game and the Beavers are at home, so take them with your college football picks. They’ll make this close.
The Oregon Ducks are listed at -150 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Oregon Ducks, you have a chance to win $67. The Oregon State Beavers are +130, offering a chance to win $130 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Oregon Ducks a 60.00% chance to win, with the Oregon State Beavers at 43.48%.