Free Week 3 Prediction: Spartans vs Ducks Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(0-2) San Jose State Spartans vs. Oregon Ducks (2-0)
Date: Saturday, September 15 2018
Time: 5:00 pm EST
Venue: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon
NCAA Football Spread: Oregon -41.5
NCAA Betting Total: 69
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Entering this contest, we know that a straight up road win for the Spartans is highly unlikely. After all, the Ducks are better than 41-point favorites and would need a disastrous showing to fall within the comfy confines of Autzen Stadium.
The question is whether or not Oregon will put up a big enough performance to come away with a win against the spread.
So far this season, the Ducks are 1-1 ATS, putting together an ATS win in Week 1 vs. Bowling Green and winning straight up by “just” 48 against Portland State dropping the contest ATS (-50).
Against San Jose State, 41.5 points is very doable.
San Jose State Spartans
So far this season, the Spartans are scoring 14 points per contest. But only two games in, that number is kind of misleading.
In Week 1, San Jose State managed to score 38 points in a 44-38 shootout loss against the UC Davis Aggies.
In Week 2? Goose egg.
The Spartans failed to put up a single point against the Washington State Cougars, falling 31-0 when it was all said and done.
Against Oregon, San Jose State must—and this is crucial—take advantage of any early Ducks slip-ups. Oregon has gotten off to slow and sloppy starts in their first two contests of the year as far as the quarterback-receiver connections go.
Not giving up big plays and then creating long, methodical drives will be what’s going to set them up for some semblance of success on Saturday.
The Ducks have proved that they don’t need a crisp start to win a football game against inferior opponents. Their receivers have failed to catch clean balls early in the first two games, yet they’ve gone on to average 60 points per game through the first two weeks of the season.
In Week 3, expect much of the same. Justin Herbert looks like a Heisman behind center but his supporting cast—at least as far as receivers go—will need a bit of time to get locked in.
This is the last week of the non-conference schedule for Oregon, so you should see one final “tune up” game here before the Ducks face No. 9 Stanford at home next week.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- SJSU are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- SJSU are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
- SJSU are 6-14 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Over is 53-20-1 in ORE last 74 home games.
- ORE are 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall.
- Over is 14-6 in ORE last 20 games as a favorite.
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Pick
As we first mentioned up top, this isn’t a matter of asking who’s going to win straight up. San Jose State and Oregon are on two different levels and the question is about the massive spread.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Oregon ATS
Assuming the Ducks can hit their average of 60 points, getting a win ATS won’t be too tough against a team that was held scoreless a week ago.
Don’t expect the Spartans to once again be on the wrong side of a shutout, but a big road loss is headed their way.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Oregon Ducks 64 – San Jose State Spartans 13
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