Free Week 4 Prediction: Beavers vs. Cardinal Odds
Week 4 College football betting sees the Oregon State Beavers taking on the Stanford Cardinal on Friday, September 25th at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, North Carolina. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Stanford Cardinal (2-1) vs. Oregon State Beavers (2-1)
Date: Friday September 25th
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Reser Stadium – Corvallis, Ore.
NCAA Football Spread: Stanford -16
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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The Oregon State Beavers are 2-1 on the season and are hosting a Stanford Cardinal squad with the same record.
Both teams are coming off successful Week 2 outings, but it’s the Cardinal entering the contest with a 16-point spread in their advantage.
Stanford’s win last week over then-ranked No. 6 USC was one of the biggest (if not the biggest) upset of the season thus far.
We know the Cardinal usually play the Trojans well, but their ability to put points on the board was surprising considering the struggles we’d seen them endure during the first two weeks of the year.
If Stanford wants to keep the winning ways going, it must continue to play efficiently.
This squad was excellent on third-down conversions last week, but you have to wonder if it was just a result of hyper focus for USC consider the team had played so inefficiently in that category the two games prior.
Against USC, Stanford’s offense looked great overall, collecting 475 total yards.
It’s that kind of production that this squad will need again, because while the Beavers are no Trojans on the national level, their defense has been No. 17 in the country thus far, as it’s allowing an impressive 278.7 yards per game.
Oregon State enters this contest having lost five straight to the Cardinal. History is not on the Beavers’ side, and (like Stanford) the team will need its offense to play smart, efficient, turnover-free football.
Taking a quick look back, OSU bounced back last week from its demoralizing road loss in Week 2 to the Michigan Wolverines.
The team defeated San Jose State 35-21 at home, and has the luxury of having another home-field advantage against a strong Stanford squad.
Looking ahead, the rushing attack needs to be consistent, but it’s Seth Collins’ arm that is going to be the X-factor.
This team has excelled this season when the run game is at its pique, but the team has also struggled when Collins is throwing errant passes and misreading zone reads.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Stanford’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Oregon State
- Stanford is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Oregon State
- Oregon State is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
- Oregon State is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games at home
Free Week 4 NCAA Football Prediction
Look for Stanford to put a lot of pressure on Collins early and often.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Stanford -16
Stanford should walk away with a win in this one, but whether or not the team covers the spread will come down to how efficient the offense can be.
Week 4 Free Score Prediction: Stanford 35 – Oregon State 17
If the team can get into the 30s, there’s a good chance the spread is covered, as the Cardinal defense is going to give Oregon State hell for 60 minutes on Friday.
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