Oregon Ducks vs. Washington State Cougars, 10/18/18 Predictions & Odds

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Updated: October 18, 2018

Oregon vs. Washington State Total Pick

Oregon Ducks vs. Washington State Cougars, 10/18/18 Predictions & Odds

A pivotal matchup in the Pac-12 will take place in Pullman on Saturday night when the Washington State Cougars host the Oregon Ducks at 7:30 p.m. ET. Will the game be high-scoring?

Game Snapshot

367 Oregon Ducks at 368 Washington State Cougars

7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 20, 2018

Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Cougars are 3-point favorites to beat the Ducks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 68 points. As of this writing, 60% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Ducks.

Oregon Ducks

Oregon freshman T Penei Sewell will miss approximately six weeks with a high ankle sprain. Ducks HC Mario Cristobal made the announcement Tuesday. Sewell, Oregon’s starting left tackle, suffered the injury in Saturday’s game against Washington when a defender fell on his leg. Earlier this season, he became the first Oregon freshman offensive lineman to start a season opener since 1997. ESPN ranked the 6-foot-6, 345-pounder as the No. 129 overall player, the No. 6 guard, and the No. 1 prospect out of Utah in the 2018 recruiting class. Oregon shifted starting RT Calvin Throckmorton to the left side following Sewell’s injury against the Huskies. Oregon will have to decide if they want to use Throckmorton on the right or left side going forward, and whether they want to roll with backup LT George Moore or backup RT Brady Aiello as a starter for the next month and a half.

Washington State Cougars

Washington State senior QB Gardner Minshew completed 30-of-40 passes for 430 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday’s 56-37 win at Oregon State. Minshew threw for 2,140 yards, 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2017 as the starter for East Carolina in four starts and parts of 10 games. The graduate transfer is already up to 2,422 yards with 19 TDs and just four INTs in six starts while also posting two rushing scores. He has thrown for at least 319 yards in all six of his starts this season. He’ll look to keep it going in two weeks against Oregon.

Betting Trends

Oregon

The under is 8-1 in the Ducks’ last nine road games.

Washington State

The over is 6-0 in the Cougars’ last six games versus a team with a winning record.

Prediction

The over is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings between these two teams and is 6-2 in the last eight meetings in Pullman. The over is also 4-0 in the Cougars’ last four games overall, is 5-0 in their last five conference games, and has cashed in four of their last five games coming off a bye.

 

College Football Prediction: Oregon/Washington State over 68



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