The No. 11 Oregon Ducks will head on the road to take on the Washington State Cougars on Saturday night in a matchup between two 1-0 teams. Oregon started its season last weekend with a 35-14 home win over Stanford, while Washington State got the Nick Rolovich era started with a 38-28 road win over Oregon State.
So where are sports bettors going as we get closer to game time? Let’s take a look. All odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.
Oregon is favored by 10 points heading into this game, and sports bettors are siding with the Ducks. Among those who bet on this spread, 89% of the bets are coming in on Oregon as well as 93% of the handle.
Is the public right? No. These teams are more evenly matched than people think going in this season without a first round NFL quarterback. Washington State got off on the right foot last weekend, and it will not lose this game by double digits.
The point total is set at 58 for this game with mixed decisions among the bettors. Eighty-eight percent of the point total bets are going toward the over, while 69% of the handle is going to the under.
Is the public right? No. Washington State is transitioning away from the air raid offense and getting more carries to the running backs with Deon McIntosh rushing for 147 yards on 18 carries with a touchdown last week. The ball will stay on the ground more often than not, keeping this point total lower than expected.
Oregon’s moneyline odds are set at -360, while Washington State is at +275 to win this game outright. Oregon is getting 91% of the moneyline bets including 96% of the handle.
Is the public right? Yes. Oregon has a chance to finish this season undefeated in the Pac-12. It will not lose to Washington State and its first-year head coach.
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