Stanford vs. Oregon State Betting Odds & Picks: Will Injuries Cripple the Cardinal?

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Troy Wayrynen, USA Today Sports.

Stanford vs. Oregon State Pick & Betting Odds

Stanford Spread: -3
Oregon State Spread: +3
Over/Under: 56
Time: 7 p.m. ET
TV: Pac-12 Network

Odds as of Friday and via PointsBet, where Action Network users get an exclusive 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).

Two of the past three games in this series at Reser Stadium have come down to the final seconds. Corvallis is never an easy place to play, and Oregon State is going all out to make this game special.

The Beavers will honor former head coach Dennis Erickson, and head coach Jonathan Smith is calling for fans to have an ‘Orange Out’ against the Cardinal.

Oregon State has the situational advantage coming off a bye week, while Stanford is off a three-game run against USC, Central Florida and Oregon. Star running back Jermar Jefferson is expected back against a Stanford defense that is 83rd in opportunity rate 62nd in power success.

Nothing about the Oregon State defense inspires confidence in a bet, but Stanford has had issues generating offense all season. The Cardinal rank 111th in plays from scrimmage over 20 yards. Stanford has a negative yards per play differential at -1.55.

Stanford has hit a low-point under David Shaw and there are big problems on both sides of the ball. Quarterback K.J. Costello is injured and the Cardinal are missing players on the offensive line. Shaw stated his team was “sloppy” and have not executed in any game thus far.

Oregon State will have a fired up home crowd with an explosive attack on the ground and through the air. Look for the Beavers to keep up with the scoring, and possibly get to the locker room with a Pac-12 victory.

I played the Beavers at +4.5 but also think there’s value on the moneyline considering the injuries on the other side.

Pick: Oregon State +135

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