Stanford vs Oregon State Betting Pick

Two teams still harboring hopes of playing in the Pac-12 championship game clash when Stanford hosts Oregon State Saturday afternoon (3 pm ET, Fox).

With both teams at 5-1 in conference play and a game back of first-place Oregon in the North Division, the Cardinal was an early six-point favorite over the Beavers.

View Oregon State vs Stanford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Cardinal pegged as 5.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, was 44.5 over at Bovada on Friday. Of note, 9 of the past 11 meetings between these teams played UNDER the total.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cardinal rated this week at No. 33 and the Beavers sitting at No. 16. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 35-31 result in favor of the Cardinal this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Stanford's No. 60-ranked offense (29.3 PPG) against a Beavers defense that ranks No. 19 at 18.1 PPG. The Cardinal passing attack has averaged 207.2 yards per game, less than the Beavers give up through the air (247.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Beavers feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 98.5 yards per game. Stanford, meanwhile, ranks No. 73 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Oregon State was a 36-26 winner at home against Arizona State. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (62) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Terron Ward tore up the turf for 146 rushing yards in the latest Beavers game, a 36-26 win over the Sun Devils at Reser Stadium.

Stanford won its last outing, a 48-0 result against Colorado on November 3. Stanford covered in that game as a 27.5-point favorite, while the 48 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Stanford cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 48-0 score against Colorado at Folsom Field.

Oregon State Beavers Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing in November are 9-1
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2

A few Beavers at Cardinal trends to consider:
Oregon State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oregon State's last 11 games when playing Stanford
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oregon State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Stanford
Oregon State is 17-7-1 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Stanford's last 7 games
Stanford is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Stanford's last 11 games when playing Oregon State

Next up:
Oregon State home to California, Saturday, November 17
Stanford at Oregon, Saturday, November 17

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