Oregon Opens as a Hot College Football Betting Choice

Oregon Opens as a Hot College Football Betting Choice

At the beginning of preseason training camp Oregon has emerged as a Pac 12 favorite. Fashion the combination of strong recruiting and a 9-4 record for 2017. Gamblers are giving the Ducks plenty of college football betting consideration. Certainly, Oregon will be a top team in their conference. But are they really ready for a College Football Playoff run? Mediocre metrics from 2018 do not indicate a national championship run. Most important of all the Ducks failed to deliver good wagering value last year. Oregon shapes up as both a potential contender and overlay for 2019.

2019 Oregon Ducks Futures Betting and Preview

Date and Time:Season Opens August 31, 2019
2019 Oregon Ducks College Football Betting odds at SBG:Oregon Ducks +3050 to win the National Championship

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Oregon Ducks 2018 Review

On the whole Oregon had a college football betting record of 9-4 straight up and 5-8 against the spread. Only five of the Ducks games went over the total. Oregon finished 40th for total offense but 25th for scoring. Along the same lines the defense ranked 58th overall and 48th for points allowed. Two games epitomized the Ducks season. Consider as an illustration the Ducks 38-31 home loss to Stanford. Oregon blew a 24-7 lead and stranglehold command. By contrast the Ducks showed their potential in a 30-27 win over Pac 12 champion Washington.

Recruiting Roars

Oregon has been trying to dig out of the program’s 4-8 collapse in 2016. Overall Mario Cristobal is the program’s third head coach since that program low. Cristobal’s 9-4 rookie campaign was the Ducks best record since 2015. From the beginning of his career Cristobal has been celebrated as a top recruiter. Oregon’s roster is being filled with what will be true sports betting assets. Additionally, the roster includes plenty of top talent that has been seasoned with experience. Now the question is if Oregon can return to its 2010 and 2014 championship game appearance quality.

Herbert Returns for Glory

Namely Justin Herbert is a key reason for the college football betting hype. Herbert was a likely top draft pick for the NFL that chose to return to Oregon for his senior season. Herbert threw for a 144.7 passer rating in 2018. Further he totaled 3151 yards passing with a 29/8 TD/INT ratio. Another top weapon is running back CJ Verdell (1018 YDS, 5.0 YPC, 10 TD). Graduate transfer Juwan Johnson and true freshman Mycah Pittman impressed as receivers in spring camp.

Oregon Ducks vs. The Line

The Ducks are:

  • 6-4 against the spread as home chalks
  • 11-4 over the total laying points at home
  • 3-5 against the spread as road chalks
  • 1-5 under the total laying points on the road
  • 1-6-1 under the total as a road favorite
  • 1-6-1 as a road dog
  • 1-7 under the total getting points on the road
2019 Oregon Ducks Summary

In this situation Oregon gets an immediate test and opportunity against Auburn in their opener. Road games at Stanford and Washington aren’t for the faint of heart. Dates at USC and Arizona State could be tricky. Specifically, Oregon is loaded with the “P-Word.” Potential is nice but results are yet to be proven. Gamblers should be careful to not pay too much.

2019 Oregon Ducks College Football Betting Prediction: Oregon Ducks to go 9-3

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