Stanford vs Oregon: The top-ranked Stanford face their toughest test of the season on Saturday when they host the Oregon at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS.In the latest Oregon vs. Stanford odds, the defending national champions are 27-point home favorites, while the over-under for total points scored is 61.
Since the Pac-12 expanded and added divisions, Oregon and Stanford have been the dominant programs in the North Division. Washington won it in 2016, but the Ducks or Cardinal have won it the other six seasons of its existence. So if recent history is any indication, this game will prove to be very important to both of these teams as the season progresses.
Oregon: Oregon is off to a nice 3-0 start under Mario Cristobal, but I’m not sure what we can take away from it. Oregon has played Bowling Green, Portland State and San Jose State. Those three teams are a combined 2-7 on the season, and one of those wins belongs to Portland State. Stanford will be the first true test the Ducks have faced in 2018.
Stanford: Unlike Oregon, Stanford is 3-0 but it also has a couple of impressive wins on the resume. The Cardinal opened the season with a 31-10 win over the same San Diego State team that beat Arizona State last week and followed it up with a 17-3 win over USC. Of course, that win over USC might not be impressive at the end of the season, but still, it’s more impressive than any win Oregon has to this point. Also, after missing last week’s game, Heisman Trophy candidate Bryce Love will play this week.