College football point spread: The Ducks opened as 1.5-point favorites, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark (line updates and matchup report).
College football betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 30.6-25.6 Ducks (College football picks on every game).
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Stanford Defeats UC Davis to Improve to 3-0
The Stanford Cardinal will be on the prowl for their fourth consecutive victory to start the season. They won as expected and tallied a 30-10 home win against FCS UC Davis last weekend. K.J. Costello wasn’t quite as sharp as his first two performances in the victory, tossing two TD’s along with two interceptions. Overall, the junior quarterback has fared well in three games, amassing 729 passing yards with a 7:3 TD to INT ratio. Stanford was without star running back Bryce Love against UC Davis.
The talented senior RB is expected to be back in the lineup for this battle. Love has tallied 165 rushing yards in two games. Watch for JJ Arcega-Whiteside in this battle as he will likely be targeted heavily. The senior WR has already accumulated 324 receiving yards and five touchdowns which included 226 receiving yards in week one against SDSU. Stanford can burn opponents with both their passing game and running game, and they are averaging 26 points through three games.
The Cardinal’ defense has been their greatest strength this season which included a 17-3 win against a ranked USC team in their PAC 12 opener in week two, followed by a win against San Diego State. They limited UC Davis to 308 total yards last week. Stanford’s defense has held their opponents to an average of only 7.7 points in three games, and this contest will mark their biggest test yet this season.