|2012 ESPN2 College Football Week 5 Odds: Oregon vs. Washington State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 28 September 2012 10:30|
Oregon vs. Washington State Odds
Oregon is 4-0 overall, 1-0 in the Pac-12 and playing in its first road game. Washington State is 2-2 overall, 0-1 in conference play, and 1-1 at home. The Ducks are 1-3 against the spread this season while the Cougars are 0-3-1 ATS. Oregon has won five straight over Washington State by an average of 35 points per game.
Trends show that the home team has covered the spread in 5 of the last 7 games in this series. These two have hit the over in 7 of their last 9 meetings and in 4 of their last 5 meetings at Washington State.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Oregon is the clear favorite in this game, as the Ducks are getting odds of -30.5 points against Washington State. The over/under total has been set at 73.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had Oregon as a 29-point favorite. The spread dipped as low as 28.5 points and hasn’t been any higher than its current state of Oregon -30.5.
Oregon is up to its usual self, racking up a lot of points to win its games. The Ducks are fourth in the nation in scoring, averaging 52.8 points per game. Offensively, Oregon is led by the rushing attack, which is currently seventh in the nation at 303.8 yards per game. The offense has been led by running back Kenjon Barner, who has rushed for 410 yards and six touchdowns. The Oregon defense is currently holding opponents to just 18.3 points per game.
Washington State is coming off a 35-34 loss to Colorado last week. The Cougars have struggled under new coach, Mike Leach, scoring just 24.8 points per game, while allowing 28 points per contest on defense. Like a Leach team, there is little running. The Cougars are 123rd in the country in rushing at just 59 yards per game, but 18th in passing at 313.8 yards per contest. Connor Halliday has thrown for 855 yards and 8 TDs to lead the team.
In terms of Injuries, Oregon receiver Josh Huff is probable to play despite a knee injury. Washington State running back Rickey Galvin is questionable because of an arm injury while defensive end Destiny Vaeao is questionable with a foot issue.