Stanford at Oregon - 11/1/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stanford Cardinal (5-3) at Oregon Ducks (7-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Autzen Stadium)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -8 -- Over/Under: 55.5 See the Latest Odds
The Stanford Cardinal and Oregon Ducks meet Saturday night in a Pac-12 showdown at Autzen Stadium.
The Stanford Cardinal hope to improve to .500 on the road and will need their offense to come with them. Stanford is a defensive team first, allowing 12.5 points, 250.6 yards, and they’ve forced eight turnovers and 27 sacks. Stanford has allowed 21 or less points in 14 of its last 15 regular season games. Blake Martinez leads Stanford with 59 tackles and Kevin Anderson has 9.5 tackles for loss. Stanford’s struggles are on the offensive end, as Kevin Hogan is completing 62.6 percent of his passes for 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Hogan has been far from a difference maker and has just five passing touchdowns in his last four games. Stanford has 15 passing plays of 25 or more yards and is averaging 12.2 yards per catch. Ty Montgomery and Devon Cajuste have combined for more than 800 receiving yards and six touchdowns. Stanford is averaging 4.3 yards per carry and Remound Wright leads the way with 326 rushing yards.
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The Oregon Ducks look to win their fourth straight game and remain in the playoff hunt. Oregon is of course an offensive juggernaut that has scored a combined 147 points in its last three games and has won 33 straight games when scoring at least 30 points. Marcus Mariota leads Oregon by completing 68.8 percent of his passes for 24 touchdowns and one interception. Mariota has 11 total touchdowns and one pick in his last three games, and Oregon has 28 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Byron Marshall and Devon Allen have combined for more than 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, while Dwayne Stanford has scored three touchdowns in his last two games. Oregon’s ground game is averaging 5.3 yards per carry and Royce Freeman leads the way with 748 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, the Oregon Ducks are allowing 25.9 points, 462.4 yards, and they’ve forced 16 turnovers and 23 sacks. Erick Dargan leads Oregon with 53 tackles and DeForest Buckner has eight tackles for loss.
The Cardinal are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 26-12-1 ATS in their last 39 conference games. The Ducks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS win. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Stanford has won the last two times these teams played, but those years the Cardinal also had an offense that could move the ball. The Oregon Ducks have revenge on their mind and should be able to win this game by double digits. This year's Stanford team isn't like the rest. Give me the Ducks at home and the chalk.