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Oregon Ducks vs Washington State Cougars Odds
The 4-0 Oregon Ducks, now the No. 2 team in the land after a demolition of Arizona, look to go 5-0 when they visit 2-2 Washington State Saturday night (10:30 pm ET, ESPN2).
The Ducks, just 1-3 ATS this year, were favored by 29 points at Wazzu, which is coming off an upset loss to Colorado. They game will be played at nearby CenturyLink Stadium, instead of at Washington State's Martin Stadium.
Betting Line: If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Ducks listed as 28-point favorites at GTbets.eu. Meanwhile, the over under line will be set shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cougars rated this week at No. 121 and the Ducks sitting at No. 9. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 65-28 result in favor of the Ducks this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington State's No. 91-ranked offense (24.8 PPG) against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 36 at 18.2 PPG. The Cougars passing attack has averaged 313.8 yards per game, more than the Ducks give up through the air (210.8 YPG on average).
In their last action, Oregon was a 49-0 winner at home against Arizona. They covered the 20.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (49) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Arizona didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Ducks as Oregon blasted them 49-0 in Week 4 action.
Last time out for Washington State, they were a 35-34 loser as they battled Colorado at home. Washington State failed to cover in the match as a 20-point favorite, while 69 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, Washington State's aerial attack generated 401 yards but it was the Buffaloes coming away with a 35-34 victory over Washington State at Martin Stadium.
Oregon Ducks Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 9-1
Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Ducks at Cougars trends to consider:
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington State
Oregon is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Oregon is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games when playing at home against Oregon
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington State's last 9 games when playing Oregon
Washington State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Washington State is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games at home
Oregon home to Washington, Saturday, October 6
Washington State at Oregon State, Saturday, October 6