NCAA football gambling anticipation continues to grow for the home finale of Stanford on Saturday as they will aim for their 11th NCAA football wagering straight up win of the season.
The Stanford Cardinal will host the Oregon State Beavers Saturday night with a telecast on Versus set for 7:30 PM ET. Sports-gambling opened with Stanford as a 15 point favorite.
Oregon State has a college football betting record of 5-5 straight up and 6-4 against the spread with 6 of their games going over the total. The Beavers must win at Stanford or next week at home against #1 Oregon to become bowl eligible.
Oregon State is coming off their most impressive performance of the season last week in a 36-7 home payout over USC as Ryan Katz passed for 154 yards and 2 touchdowns while Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for 128 yards and 1 TD. Oregon State ranks in the middle of the pack in college football for both offensive and defensive scoring.
Rodgers has 1024 yards rushing for the season while Katz has improved and now has a 16/5 touchdown/interception ratio.
Stanford has a college football gambling 10-1 straight up and 6-4-1 against the spread with 7 of their games going over the total. Stanford ranks 8th for scoring offense and 21st for scoring defense. The Cardinal features a well balanced attack led by Heisman Trophy candidate Andrew Luck.
Luck has passed for a 70% completion rate good for 2740 yards and a 24/7 TD/INT ratio while also rushing for 445 yards and an incredible 9.1 yards per carry average and the ability to knock over defenders in the process. Stepfan Taylor leads the Cardinal with 908 yards rushing and 14 TD’s.
Stanford’s only loss of the season was at Oregon and they are riding a 6 game winning streak with the chance at a BCS bowl berth. This matchup could be the high water mark for Stanford football as Luck may turn pro next year and head coach Jim Harbaugh will be a hot commodity for a new job.
Oregon State has gotten the money in 10 of their last 13 NCAA football gambling matchups against Stanford with the series going under the total in 7 of the last 9 meetings.