Date/Time: October, 25th, 3:30 p.m. ET
Spread: Stanford Cardinal -14
Once considered a powerhouse in the Pac 12, the Stanford Cardinal are reeling after an ugly loss that sent this team spiraling out of the top 25 college football rankings. With a chance at redemption they host the Oregon State Beavers.
Stanford is still trying to figure out what went wrong in a loss to the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Cardinal offense was stymied and entered halftime trailing 14-0. They could never receiver as the Sun Devils went on to a lopsided win delivering a deadly blow that knocked the Cardinal out of the Top 25.
The Cardinal offense was doomed from the start as they managed just 69 total yards, including five rushing on 11 carries. With mistakes on special teams to include timely turnovers, the Cardinal had perhaps their worst game of the season. Now they set their sights on the well-rested Oregon State Beavers. Despite the loss they are still a two touchdown favorite in this game.
The Beavers nearly pulled off an upset when they hosted the Utah Utes on a Thursday night double overtime game. The Beavers had a chance to win, but could not stop the run on defense and they could not execute on offense. They managed to just convert 4 of 17 third downs on the night and a team can rarely win with that kind of output.
The latest college football betting trends for this game reveal that both teams have some positive wagering angles heading into this game. The Beavers are 6-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 7 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games when going up against a team with a winning home record and 43-17-1 ATS in their last 61 games in October. The Cardinal are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games when playing against a team with a winning road record and 25-12-1 ATS in their last 38 conference games. In the series between these two teams the home team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the Beavers are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings.
The Stanford Cardinal are in a must win type of situation as they need to get a convincing win if they are hoping to return to the top 25. The Beavers can be a pesky bunch if not taken seriously which makes this game worth watching this week.
For more information, including our pick on the Oregon State vs. Stanford matchup, check out the BTB Betting Center.
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