Beavers, Ducks playing for Pac-12 North title – The Athletic

Well, that was anticlimactic, Oregon. The Ducks would’ve likely made the cut for the CFP had they won out. But UO’s Playoff chances were squashed in a 38-7 meltdown loss at Utah. Oregon’s potent ground game could only string together 63 rushing yards and just over 24 minutes of possession. Utah, on the other hand, was able to run the ball at will. The Ducks gave up 208 rushing yards and allowed the Utes to convert 11 of 14 third downs. They’ll try to even the score in two weeks if they can even hang on in the Pac-12 North. Oregon can clinch the division on Saturday with a win against Oregon State.

The Ducks opened as 7-point favorites at home. This one kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN.

The Beavers’ 24-10 win over Arizona State already guaranteed themselves a winning season for the first time since 2013. Because of that, they still have a chance to win the division. It would require an upset of Oregon in addition to Washington State losing. Last week, Oregon State was uncharacteristically good at getting stops, holding ASU to 266 yards. On the other side of the ball, B.J. Baylor racked up 150 yards, anchoring a ground game that finished with 237 yards and two touchdowns. The Beavers have some momentum coming into this game, but they also haven’t won at Oregon since 2007.

Odds, Over/Under, Moneyline

Team Spread Total Moneyline

+220

-7

61.5

-275

Odds updated at 3:50 p.m. ET on Thursday. Click here for live odds.

Betting Trends

  • Oregon State is 10-1 ATS as away underdogs in its last 11 games
  • Oregon State is 10-3 ATS as underdogs in its last 13 games
  • Oregon State is 10-4 ATS on road in its last 14 games
  • Oregon State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Oregon is 17-0 at home in its last 17 games
  • Oregon is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Oregon is 3-9 ATS as favorites in its last 12 games
  • Oregon is 1-4-1 ATS against Oregon State at home in its last 6 games
  • Oregon is 1-6 ATS at home in its last 7 games

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