Oregon State vs. Oregon Spread Pick
Will the Oregon Ducks embarrass their in-state rivals on Friday afternoon when they visit the Oregon State Beavers at 4:00 p.m. ET? The Ducks are laying a whopping 19 points on the road.
135 Oregon Ducks at 136 Oregon State Beavers
4:00 p.m. ET, Friday, November 23, 2018
Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Ducks are 19-point favorites to beat the Beavers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 69.5 points. As of this writing, 65% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Ducks.
NFL Draft Scout's Steve Fairchild believes that Oregon junior QB Justin Herbert offers "big" upside as an NFL quarterback. Fairchild gives a nice scouting report on the Oregon gunslinger, noting in his pros that Herbert (6'6/233) has a strong, accurate arm, and when he sits his feet, he delivers a very catchable ball. He does not some negatives, however. "He does not display a lot of throws where he works a progression, rather he locks on to primary throws or half-field reads," Fairchild writes. "His accuracy diminishes when he has to throw off platform or with radical pocket movement." The overall takeaways here are positive, but there are concerns here that suggest that Herbert may not be a sure thing. Not yet, anyway.
Oregon State Beavers
Oregon State redshirt senior QB Conor Blount (concussion) has passed concussion protocol tests and will practice this week as the team prepares for its November 10 game against Stanford. Oregon State HC Jonathan Smith said Monday that Blount cleared concussion protocol ahead of the team's Nov. 3 game against USC and would have been available if needed. With the redshirt senior given a clean bill of health, Oregon State has a decision to make regarding the spot on the depth chart behind starter Jake Luton. Jack Colletto, Oregon State's most mobile quarterback, started the Oct. 27 win over Colorado and served as Luton's backup in the loss to USC.
The Ducks are 1-4 against the spread in their last five conference games and 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 road games.
The Beavers are 2-10 against the number in their last 12 games against the rest of the Pac-12 and are winless at 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games.
The road team has dominated this series, going 9-2-1 against the spread in the last 12 meetings between these two teams. The Ducks are also 5-1 against the spread and are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games versus a team with a losing home record. Herbert should torch this Oregon State defense.
College Football Prediction: Oregon Ducks -19