Week 4 College Football Odds: How to Bet Oregon-Washington State

The Washington State Cougars host the Oregon ducks in a highly anticipated Week 4 college football game on FOX.

The undefeated Cougars easily handled Colorado State in Week 3, beating the Rams 38-7. The Ducks have rebounded well from their Week 1 loss to Georgia. Oregon looked particularly unstoppable as it toppled BYU last week 41-20.

Will the Ducks go to three wins this season? Or will the Cougars go undefeated after taking on their Pac-12 foes?

Here’s everything you need from a betting perspective on the game between Oregon and Washington State from the point spread, money line, total over/under and pick experts (ratings via FOX bet).

No. 15 Oregon @ washington state (4 p.m. ET Saturday, FOX)

Point spread: Oregon -7 (Oregon is favored to win by more than 7 points, otherwise Washington State covers)
Money line: Oregon -255 favorite to win (bet $10 to win $13.92 in total); Washington State +205 underdog to win (bet $10 to win $30.50 total)
Over/under total score: 57.5 points scored by both teams combined

Choose via FOX Sports Analyst Geoff Schwartz:

A surprisingly good 3-0 Washington State Cougar team hosts the Oregon Ducks this weekend. The Ducks are fresh off an upset victory BYU Last weekend. As any Oregon fan knows, a trip to Pullman is never easy. The Cougars have only lost six home games since 2015 because strange things are happening on the Palouse football field.

Despite all that, I leave with my Ducks to cover the game.

Oregon has a new coaching staff, and what we saw in the win over BYU on Saturday is something our fans — including me — have been waiting to see for years. Oregon’s recruiting has skyrocketed to the moon, so it’s now expected that a more talented football team will have to top a team with less speed and size. But that’s rarely been the case in Eugene over the past four seasons.

Last season, Oregon needed a late touchdown to beat Fresno. The one-win Arizona Wildcats were down five points at the start of the fourth quarter. The five victories Cal Bear were driving for an even touchdown before being denied.

This tendency to barely beat the teams they are supposed to beat seems to have stopped under new coach Dan Lanning. Oregon has scored nine consecutive touchdowns against East Washington in Week 2. And then last weekend, once the Ducks got up 38-7 on BYU, they were able to pull a few starters. Oregon is a more talented team than BYU. Ducks are bigger, stronger, faster and faster. And they played their talent. They dominated. Oregon is also a more talented team than Washington State.

although I have was impressed with Washington State head coach Jake Dickert. After nearly leading the Cougars to a share of the Pac-12 North title last season as interim coach, he was handed the permanent position shortly after the season. Dickert’s Cougars are playing way above their talent level, especially on defense. It is an attacking unit that plays with relentless energy. Directed by Ron Stone Jr., Brennan Jackson and Daiyan Henley, this Cougar Pass Rush ranks 7th in havoc rate. However, they play an Oregon offensive line that hasn’t allowed a sack this season, including a game against Georgia.

Oregon’s rushing offense is 6th in success on the ground, and they will absolutely rely on that to win Saturday. They will try to dominate in the trenches, and I have no proof that they won’t.

Oregon quarterback Bo Nix mostly played effective football, but there’s always a chance that Bad Bo Nix might show up. Oregon hasn’t generated explosive passing plays at a high pace, and if Washington State can pressure and keep Oregon’s talented receivers in front of them, they can try to force Nix to make mistakes. . This is the way to stop Oregon’s offense.

Where Washington State can cover and win this game is with their offense. Incarnate Word Transfer Quarterback Neighborhood Cam has steadily improved throughout the season, but the offense is still having trouble putting points on the board. They are 80th in points per practice, including two games against Idaho and state of colorado. However, Oregon’s lack of pass rush could give Ward plenty of time to single out the bad part of this secondary. Washington State pushed the ball further last weekend against Colorado State, but Ward is still 123rd in rushing yards per attempt. Oregon struggled to tackle in Week 1, but since then the Ducks have been exceptional. If the Cougars try to pickleball their pass game on Saturday, Oregon will shut it down.

The Ducks have the best team. They have better players. They play with confidence and should use their size and speed to eventually overwhelm the Cougars on Saturday.

I repeat. I’ll take cover for the Ducks.

TAKE: Oregon (-7 at FOX Bet) wins by more than 7 points

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