The conference has no top-tier programs this season with only two Pac-12 teams ranked with Oregon and No. 20 USC, and it will be an interesting discussion if a team from the conference finishes undefeated at the end of the season. The Ducks could be a part of that debate, while Stanford is looking to get back on the right track after going 4-8 in 2019.
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 enters this game as a 9.5-point home favorite, but there have been a ton of bets going in favor of Stanford. Seventy-four percent of wagers on this game’s point spread have gone to the Ducks, and that’s where 51% of the money is going.
Is the public right? Yes. If Oregon wants to have any chance at being a part of the College Football Playoff, it needs to stomp just about every opponent it can because going undefeated in 2020 might still not be good enough. The Ducks will cover.
The point total is set at 50.5, and the public is all in on rooting for points. The over is getting 94% of the bets in addition to 89% of the handle.
Is the public right? No. The under is the better play. The Ducks are entering Year 1 without quarterback Justin Herbert, and Stanford still has question marks on the offensive line. It’s no fun, but I’d root against points in this game.
Oregon has -385 odds on the moneyline, while Stanford is at +285. The Ducks are getting 85% of the moneyline bets as well as 86% of the handle.
Is the public right? Yes. It would be a major statement from Stanford if it goes on the road Week 1 and takes care of Oregon. That’s highly unlikely to happen, and the Ducks will win this game comfortably.
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