Stanford vs. Oregon - 10/14/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Stanford vs. Oregon - 10/14/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Oregon Ducks (4-2) at Stanford Cardinal (4-2)

College Football: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:00 pm (Stanford Stadium)

The Line: Stanford Cardinal -10.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Oregon Ducks and Stanford Cardinal meet Saturday in college football action at Stanford Stadium.

The Oregon Ducks could use a strong road victory after losing two of their last three games. The Oregon Ducks have lost six of their last eight road games. Braxton Burmeister is completing 57.1 percent of his passes for 149 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Burmeister enters this game with just 28 career pass attempts under his belt. Charles Nelson and Johnny Johnson III have combined for 471 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Dillon Mitchell has 19 receptions. The Oregon Ducks ground game is averaging 239.3 yards per contest, and Royce Freeman leads the way with 654 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Oregon is allowing 27.2 points and 338.3 yards per game. Troy Dye leads the Oregon Ducks with 52 tackles, Jonah Moi has 4.5 sacks and Thomas Graham Jr. has two interceptions. 

The Stanford Cardinal look to stay unbeaten at home while building on their three-game winning streak. The Stanford Cardinal have won four straight home games. Keller Chryst is completing 51.7 percent of his passes for 615 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Chryst and K.J. Costello have combined for seven touchdown passes and two interceptions this season. Trenton Irwin and JJ Arcega-Whiteside have combined for 405 receiving yards and thee touchdowns while Kaden Smith has 10 receptions. The Stanford Cardinal ground game is averaging 260.5 yards per contest, and Bryce Love leads the way with 1,240 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Stanford is allowing 24.5 points and 433.8 yards per game. Harrison Phillips leads the Stanford Cardinal with 47 tackles, Eric Cotton has two sacks and Justin Reid has five interceptions.

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The Ducks are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games, 3-10 ATS in their last 13 conference games and 5-14-1 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Cardinal are 1-5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Ducks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Stanford and the over is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings.

It's going to be tough for Oregon to hang around with the better teams in the Pac-12 as long as Justin Herbert is hurt. The Ducks figured that out rather quickly last week against Washington State. Stanford isn't as good as past Stanford teams, as the defense has taken a step or two back, and the passing game is very inconsistent. However, that Cardinal ground game wears on teams, and it's only a matter of time before Love gets going and puts things to bed. As past meetings between these teams, look for Stanford to play bully ball and open things up in the second half. 

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Randy’s Pick Stanford Cardinal -10.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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