The Stanford Cardinal are 8–0 straight up and 7–1 against the spread in their last eight games since losing their season opener to Northwestern. Stanford will try to keep its playoff hopes alive this Saturday at home against the Oregon Ducks.
Stanford is a 10-point favorite at home this week according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Since 2014 the Cardinal are 11–2 SU and 9–3–1 ATS in 12 games as a double-digit favorite.
The Cardinal rolled to another win and cover last Saturday on the road against the Colorado Buffaloes, running away with the game in a 42–10 blowout. Over the team’s current eight-game win streak, Stanford has won seven of those eight games by double digits, including a 41–31 road win over USC and a 56–35 win at home over UCLA.
Stanford’s last three games come at home, and if the Cardinal can beat Oregon and Notre Dame, there may be playoff implications in this year’s Pac-12 title game. In five games at home this season Stanford is 5–0 SU and ATS per the OddsShark College Football Database.
Dealing with issues at quarterback and on defense, Oregon had an ugly and disappointing first half of the season with a 3–3 SU and 2–4 ATS record that included two outright losses as a double-digit favorite. But since then, Oregon has settled down and is 3–0 SU and ATS over its last three games.
The Ducks are 5–1 SU and 6–0 ATS in their last six games as the betting underdog, including a 53–30 win over Stanford back in 2011. Oregon’s last instance as an underdog of higher than six points came in 2008 against USC.
The total for Saturday’s game is set at 69 points. The OVER is 8–2 in the last 10 games between Oregon and Stanford.
The last six games between the two teams have been split, with each coming away with a 3–3 SU and ATS record. This rivalry game has grown to be an important one in recent years as both teams have grown into national powers, and Stanford will need to pass this test to keep its playoff hopes alive.