Pick Oregon Over Stanford for Week 10 College Football Pick

Jeff Grant

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 1:21 PM GMT

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 1:21 PM GMT

Before making your Week 10 College Football Pick, know that Oregon hasn’t been able to solve Stanford the last couple years in Pac-12 play, but it will impress the oddsmakers Saturday in Eugene.

Falling Short
Stanford will play just its second game as a unranked team since the start of the 2010 campaign, as it looks to turn around its 0-3 SU record against top-25 opponents this year.

The Cardinal picked up an impressive 38-14 victory over the Oregon State Beavers as 12-point home favorites last Saturday, which is important to consider when making your College Football picks, as they went OVER the betting total for the first time in seven opportunities.

Sports bettors will find that the program is 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS as underdogs the last two-plus seasons.

 

Showtime
Oregon needs to impress the rest of the way in hopes of landing one of four spots in the upcoming College Football playoff, as the committee will likely have numerous one-loss teams to choose from.

The Ducks have won and covered the number in their last three games since suffering their only loss of the season against the Arizona Wildcats on Oct. 12, which can’t be ignored when looking over the College Football odds, as they still remain a top contender to win the national title.

Since the start of the 2012 campaign, the school is 19-4 SU and 14-9 ATS versus Pac-12 opponents, with the OVER going 12-11 in that situation.

 

Broken Formula
The Cardinal have dominated the time-of-possession category in securing consecutive victories in this rivalry as 18.5 and 10-point underdogs respectively, including a 42:34 to 17:26 edge in last year’s 26-20 home win.

Stanford is holding the football for just over 30 minutes on average through eight games this season, while it enters Autzen Stadium with a minus-eight turnover margin.

 

All Eyes On Mariota
The Ducks have a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate in Marcus Mariota, who has thrown for 24 touchdowns and a single interception this season, which has translated into leading the nation with a 192.2 passer rating.

He won’t be able to beat the Cardinal on his own, but he can certainly rely on Royce Freeman in the backfield, as he’s scored a Pac-12 leading 13 rushing touchdowns.

 

Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Ducks as one of their main CFB picks this weekend, as they’ve gone 17-4 ATS in their last 21 games after gaining 200 or more rushing yards in their previous contest.

Free College Football Pick: Oregon Ducks -9 at BetOnline

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