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Stanford Cardinal vs. Oregon State Beavers - 11/5/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oregon State Beavers (2-6) at Stanford Cardinal (5-3)
Date & Time Saturday November 5, 2016, 3:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -14.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
Fox Sports 1
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CFB | Oregon State Beavers (2-6) at Stanford Cardinal (5-3)

The Oregon State Beavers will travel to play the Stanford Cardinal in a Pac-12 college football game on Saturday.

The Stanford Cardinal are 5-3 (3-3) this season after beating Arizona by a score of 34-10 in their last game. Stanford has won 2 of their last 3 games and is in third place of the PAC-12 South standings. The Stanford offense is averaging 19.1 points per game with 151.2 rushing yards and 153.1 passing yards per game. Keller Chryst is completing 43.8% of his passes for 167 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions for Stanford. Christian McCaffrey has rushed for 781 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Bryce Love has added 339 yards and 1 touchdown for the Cardinal. Trenton Irwin has caught 31 passes for 356 yards, while Michael Rector has added 22 catches for 270 yards and 1 touchdown for Stanford. The Stanford defense is giving up 19 points per game with 143.5 rushing yards and 212.4 passing yards per game. Solomon Thomas has led the Cardinal defense with 41 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and 7 sacks, while Dallas Lloyd has added 34 tackles and 3 interceptions. Conrad Ukropina has gone 10-13 on field goals, with a long of 50 yards.

The Oregon State Beavers are 2-6 (1-4) this season after losing to Washington State by a score of 35-31 in their last game. Oregon State led by a score of 24-6 at halftime, but gave up 22 points in the third quarter and fell just short in the fourth quarter. The Oregon State offense is averaging 24.9 points per game with 197 rushing yards and 168.9 passing yards per game. Marcus McMaryion is completing 54.1% of his passes for 551 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions for Oregon State. Ryan Nall has rushed for 595 yards and 8 touchdowns, while Victor Bolden has added 324 yards and 2 touchdowns for Oregon State. Victor Bolden has caught 34 passes for 368 yards and 1 touchdown, while Seth Collins has caught 32 balls for 369 yards and 1 score for the Beavers. The Oregon State defense is giving up 32.6 points per game with 219.4 rushing yards and 224 passing yards per game. Caleb Saulo has led the Beavers defense with 67 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 1 interception, while Bright Ugwoegbu has added 54 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and 5.5 sacks. Garrett Owens has gone 10-16 on field goals, with a long of 45 yards.

Oregon State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on grass. The over is -2 in Oregon State’s last 8 conference games. Stanford is 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games and 18-7 ATS in their last 25 games. The under is 6-2 Stanford’s last 8 games. The favorite is 6-0 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.

Stanford was able to get their offense going in their last game, while Oregon State blew a big lead and lost their last game. Stanford should be able to bottle up the Oregon State offense and win this game at home. I like Stanford to build on their offensive performance from last week and pull away in this one. 

Stanford Cardinal -14.5

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