|2013 ESPN College Football Week 9 Odds: Stanford vs. Oregon State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 25 October 2013 11:00|
Stanford vs. Oregon State Odds
Stanford is 6-1 overall, 4-1 in the Pac-12, 2-1 on the road and 3-4 against the spread. Oregon State is 6-1 overall, 4-0 in conference play, 2-1 at home and 4-3 against the spread. Stanford has won three straight over Oregon State.
Trends show that the home team has covered in 5 of the last 6 in this series and the favorite has covered in 5 of the last 7. These two have hit the under in 9 of their last 12 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Stanford is favored on the road, as the Cardinal have odds of -3.5 points at Oregon State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 56.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Stanford favored by 5.5 points. The spread quickly dropped to 3.5. The over/under total opened at 55.5 points before climbing up to 56.5.
Stanford is coming off a 24-10 win over UCLA following its 27-21 loss to Utah the week before. The Cardinal have had five games this year decided by 14 points or less, as the offense is averaging 34.4 points per game while the defense is allowing 20.4 points per contest. Kevin Hogan has thrown for 1,405 yards and 13 touchdowns this season while Tyler Gaffney has rushed for 741 yards and nine scores.
Oregon State is coming off a 49-17 win over Cal last week. The Beavers have now won six straight since losing the season opener to Eastern Washington, 49-46. The Beavers are posting 44.1 points per game and lead the nation in passing with 442.1 yards per game. Defensively, Oregon State is giving up 28.4 points per game. Sean Mannion has thrown for 2,992 yards and 29 touchdowns to lead the offense. Brandin Cooks has added 76 receptions for 1,176 yards and 12 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Oregon State tight end Connor Hamlett (knee) is out for this game. Stanford receiver Devon Cajuste (knee) and kicker Jordan Williamson (leg) are also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Oregon State, as the Beavers are getting 51% of the wagers with odds of +3.5 points against Stanford.