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Oregon hosts Stanford in Pac-12 Showdown

Two Pac-12 North Division rivals face off Saturday night in Eugene, Oregon at Autzen Stadium when the Stanford Cardinal visits the Oregon Ducks.

Stanford by its standards has not had a good season and currently is 5-3 SU and 3-4-1 ATS. The Cardinal is 1-2 on the road.

Oregon is currently 7-1 SU and 4-4 ATS. At home, the Beavers are 4-1.

Odds makers currently have Oregon as the favorite by 8 points with the point total sitting on 54.5.

Stanford wants to play spoiler and derail the high hopes for the postseason of Oregon for the third straight season.

Oregon, ranked No. 5 in the nation is averaging over 45 points per game, but will be tested by a strong defense for Stanford that is No. 2 in the country in points allowed at 12.5 per game.

Stanford struggled for weeks on offense, but ran rough-shot over Oregon State for 438 yards on offense in a 38-14 win last Saturday.

Oregon, which leads Stanford by one game in the North division of the Pac-12, needs to win each remaining game to keep its hope alive for the College Football Playoff.

Last Saturday, Marcus Mariota one of the leading candidates for the Heisman Trophy, threw five passes for touchdowns in a 59-41 victory over Cal.

Stanford, which is 3-2 in Pac-12 play, has a strong power game on the ground, but surprised Oregon State by using a no-huddle offense for big plays on offense from Ty Montgomery at wide receiver and Christian McCaffrey at tailback.

Oregon’s Mariota has thrown an amazing 24 touchdown passes to just 1 interception. He has a number of playmakers surrounding him on offense including Dwayne Stanford, Byron Marshall and Charles Nelson at wide receiver and Royce Freeman at running back.

However, Mariota it winless at 0-2 in his college career against Stanford including a 26-20 loss last season when Oregon could manage just 62 yards on the ground.

The Ducks are vulnerable on defense allowing 462 yards per game.

Stanford has not given up a touchdown in the third quarter all season.

Stanford has kept its opponents under 30 points over the past 31 consecutive games.

Stanford is 0-4 against the number in its past 4 games on the road.

Oregon is 0-4 against the spread in its past 4 games played during November.

The UNDER has cashed in 13 of the past 16 games overall for Stanford

The OVER has cashed in 5 of the past 6 games Oregon has played following a game where they allowed over 40 points in the previous game.

The OVER has cashed in 7 of the past 9 games overall between Stanford and Oregon.

The underdog has covered the number in 5 of the past 6 games between the two.

Pick: I like Oregon 35-14. The Ducks offense will prove to be too much and Stanford will not score enough to stay up with Oregon.

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