In week 13, sports fans will see the battle of Oregon as the Oregon State Beavers (3-0) go against the Oregon Ducks (1-2), on November 27, at 7:00 PM EST.
Oregon State Beavers vs. Oregon Ducks Betting Odds
Odds via FanDuel as of Friday, November 27 (9:00 am ET)
Money Line: Oregon Ducks -500 | Oregon Beavers +360 (at FanDuel)
Point Spread: Oregon Ducks -12.5 (-114) | Oregon Beavers +12.5 (-106) (at FanDuel)
Total Over/Under: Over 64.5 (-114) | Under 64.5 (-106) (at FanDuel)
Can the Oregon Ducks Maintain their Winning Streak?
Since the start of this season, the Oregon Ducks have had a good run. They are currently ranked No. 9 in the nation. However, of the 3 games, they have been in, only the last one against UCLA had been tight, and they had narrowly escaped with a 38-35 win. The games against Stanford, which was a 35-14 win, and against Washington State, a 43-29 win, had been games they won by a landslide.
Oregon quarterback Tyler Shough posted 334 yards in the victory over UCLA with three touchdowns on 19 of 30 passing. For 40 yards, Travis Dye managed 10 carries, and Devon Williams led the receivers from six grabs to 123 yards. The Ducks had a 17-point favorite in its game against UCLA, but the defense was not able to earn enough stops to get some separation. The Ducks have scored 38.7 points per game and have earned 499.7 total yards of offense per game as well. They also allowed 26.0 points per game and 432.0 total yards per contest to its opposition.
The team has an effective offense, which has averaged about 500 yards total offense per game this season. They are excellent at both running the ball and throwing it. Thus it would not be easy to create a game plan against them. However, they have problems slowing down the ground game of opposing teams as they have given up a total of 206.7 yards per game, six scores, and 5.2 yards on the ground.
So, while they seem to be a shoo-in for an easy win against the Beavers, they would need to work on their defense because anything less would hurt their chances of a New Year’s Six bowl or an unlikely college football playoff spot, and the UCLA game showed several flaws in their defense.
There are some injuries and unavailability within the Oregon Ducks roster, including Patrick Herbert TE (Questionable), Mycah Pittman WR (Questionable), Daewood Davis WR (Questionable), Cam McCormick TE (Questionable), Spencer Webb TE (Questionable), Steve Stephens S (Questionable), Noah Sewell LB (Questionable).
Would the Beavers get a chance to shine?
On Saturday, the Beavers bagged their first win of the season when they got a 31-27 win over the Golden Bears. This moved them up on a 1-2 record overall, and since they only play conference games, they are sitting on a 1-2 record in the Pac12.
Oregon State ended up going 13/21 in the air for 155 yards while receiving 2 touchdowns, but they were picked off in the game twice. Oregon State ended up carrying the ball 30 times for 205 yards and 2 touchdowns when it came to running the ball. In the game, the Beavers’ defense gave up 315 yards and 3 touchdowns but got 2 picks.
Nationally, the Beavers are 105 in passing offense and have 189.7 yards per game through the air. They are tied at 63rd in rushing offense, and they average 164.7 yards per contest. In scoring offense, they currently rank at 79th amongst the 127 FBS teams that have played this season as they have 26.7 points per contest. In scoring defense, they rank 68th, and this season they have allowed an average of 30.7 points per game.
There are also a few injuries and unavailability within the Oregon State Beavers roster, including Sebastian Briski DL (Questionable), Kyrei Fisher LB (Questionable), Junior Walling LB (Questionable), David Morris DB (Questionable).
While the Ducks have succeeded in their previous games, they would need to focus on and improve their defense to ensure that the Beavers do not take advantage of the chinks in their defense. However, while the Beavers have not exactly been on a good run, they would make efforts to either secure a win or make it hard for the Ducks to secure a win.
Pick: Oregon Ducks to win (-500) at FanDuel.