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Stanford Cardinal vs. Oregon State Beavers Betting Odds – Point Spread Pick

Time: 10:30 PM EST Saturday October 26, 2013,ESPN / WatchESPN

The Oregon State Beavers host the Stanford Cardinal in an Pacific 12 North divisional match up.

In their last games Stanford beat UCLA 24-10 at home, while Oregon State had little trouble dismantling the California Golden Bears 49-17 on the road as a 11.5 point favorite.

Stanford beat the Beavers 27-23 in their last meeting on Nov 10/2012 at Stanford Stadium.

The Beaver’s QB Sean Mannion leads the nation in touchdown passes with 29, passing yards 2,992, and only 3 INT’s. Mannion will need to be on his toes this week facing a defense that can put pressure on the quarterback. Stanford has the best front 6 the Beavers have seen and are 22nd in the nation with 19 sacks.

The Home team has covered the spread in 5 out of their last 6 games between these 2 teams.

In the past 12 meetings between these 2 teams the posted total has gone Under 9 out of 12 times.

This season Oregon State is 2-1 at home and Stanford is 2-1 on the road.

Betting Odds at Bovada
Point Spread: Stanford -4
Over/Under Total Line: 56
Moneyline: Cardinal -180 Beavers -165

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Stanford Cardinal: 6-1 SU 3-4 ATS
Oregon State Beavers: 6-1 SU 4-3 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• Stanford is 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
• Stanford is 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 conference games.
• Stanford is 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 road games.
• Oregon State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games.
• Oregon State is 9-3-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• Oregon State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Stanford Cardinal: 86.81
Oregon State Beavers: 79.80

Key Player Injuries

[WR] 10/23/2013 – Devon Cajuste Ques Saturday (Knee)
[K] 10/23/2013 – Jordan Williamson Ques Saturday (Leg)
[DE] 10/16/2013 – Henry Anderson Late Nov (Knee)

Oregon State
[TE] 10/20/2013 – Connor Hamlett Out indefinitely (Knee)
[OL] 9/15/2013 – Roman Sapolu Out for season (Foot)
[LB] 9/15/2013 – Michael Doctor Out indefinitely (Foot)

Next Game
Oregon @ Stanford
Southern California @ Oregon State

Our Selection : How the Beavers lost to the Eagles in their opener is puzzling. We’re not talking Philadelphia here. We’re talking the Eastern Washington Eagles!
Since that loss Oregon State has been super solid winning all 6 games with quality wins over Utah and Washington State. The Beavers defense has improved greatly over the last 4 games holding 3 of their opponents to 24 or fewer points including 17 to both California and Colorado.
The Oregon State offense has not been putting up numbers like the Baylor Bears’ 64.7 PPG or the state rival Ducks’ 57.6, but they’re in the top 10 in scoring offense with 44.1 points per game. QB Sean Mannion has been off the charts with 29 TD passes and only 3 INTs! He’ll face a Cardinal defense that has allowed only 247.1 passing yards per game, but has allowed more than 300 yards to Arizona State, Washington State and Washington. Stanford is allowing QBs to complete 62.2 percent of their passes that ranks near the bottom of the Pac-12.
Stanford has lost only one game this season and the recipe to beat the Cardinal appears to be a decent defense and a balanced offense. That’s where the Beavers may come up short. They have not run the ball well all season with a 2013 high of 120 yards against the lowly Buffaloes. We do believe that Stanford will be able to tee off on Mannion on obvious passing downs, but the Cardinal will not be able to blitz without having Mannion pick their secondary apart.
We think that this game will be close throughout and probably be decided with a late field goal
Take the Oregon State Beavers +4 at Bovada and get up to a 50% Bonus.

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