|2012 FOX College Football Week 11 Odds: Oregon State vs. Stanford|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 08 November 2012 07:30|
Oregon State vs. Stanford Odds
Stanford comes into this game 7-2 overall, 5-1 in the Pac-12 and 5-0 at home. Oregon State is 7-1 overall, 5-1 in the Pac-12 and 3-1 on the road. The Beavers are 6-2 against the spread while the Cardinal are 5-4 ATS. Stanford has won three of the last four in this series.
Trends show that the home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five games of this series. These two teams have hit the under in 9 of their last 11 encounters and in 4 of their last 5 meetings at Stanford.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Stanford is the slight favorite at home, as the Cardinal has odds of -4.5 points against Oregon State. The over/under total for this game has been set at 44.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Stanford favored by 6 points. The spread was never higher than that and it hit a low of 4 points before closing out at Stanford -4.5.
Stanford is coming off a 48-0 thumping of Colorado last week. The Cardinal have won three straight coming into this game. Both losses this year for Stanford were by a combined 11 points. Stanford is currently holding opponents to just 16.6 points per game while the offense is scoring 29.3 points per contest. The team is being led by running back Stepfan Taylor, who has rushed for 947 yards and eight touchdowns this season.
Oregon State defeated Arizona State, 36-26, last week after suffering its first loss of the year, 20-17 to Washington, the week before. The Beavers have had a strong defense all year, allowing just 18.1 points per contest. The offense is scoring just 26.3 points per game. The team is being led by receiver Brandin Cooks, who has caught 50 passes for 906 yards and four touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Oregon State linebacker Josh Williams is out for this game due to a suspension while cornerback Jordan Poyer is probable with a knee injury. Stanford fullback Geoff Meinken is out with a knee injury.
The Public Bets for this game are split right down the middle. Stanford and Oregon State are each getting 50% of the wagers with the Cardinal favored by 4.5 points.