For every team in a Power 5 Conference, the goal is to win when the big games come against conference foes. Some choose to jump into the fire right away, while others schedule a bunch of non-conference games against lesser opponents with the hopes of building some confidence and getting into a rhythm before those bigger challenges arrive. The latter approach is what the Oregon Ducks are taking this season, as they are starting out with a trio of non-conference games before getting into PAC 12 action against Stanford in a few weeks. This is a plan that only really works if they come out and win all those games. Things are going as hoped, as they won big in Week 1 of the season. This coming Saturday, the Ducks will play host to the Portland State Vikings, a team currently entrenched in an absolutely brutal run of form. We all love to see upsets in College Football betting action unless it happens to our teams, but the chances of a big upset coming here seem rather slim.
Portland State at Oregon NCAAF Week 2 Lines & Pick
- When: Saturday, September 8, 2 PM EST
- Where: Autzen Stadium, Eugene
- TV: PAC 12 Network
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: PAC12N Live
- NCAAF Week 2 Odds: TBA
Weather Forecast for Portland State at Oregon
- Partly Cloudy: 22°C/72°F
- Humidity: 49%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Cloud Cover: 47%
- Wind: 5 mph WNW
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Portland State Vikings?It has not been fun to be a fan of the Portland State Vikings, as they are now on a rather brutal 14-game losing streak. The belief that they might turn things around this season was very quickly put to rest last week when they went down 72-19 to Nevada. This will be the 4th time that the Vikings have gone against the Ducks, and it’s probably not a surprise to learn that they have lost all 3 previous meetings, losing by an average of 51 points in those games. The last meeting came back in 2010, with the Oregon Ducks winning that one 69-0. There is a reason why this one is off the board right now, as this looks like a game that is only going to end one way, with the margin of victory really being the only question left to answer.
Why bet on the Oregon Ducks?The Oregon Ducks will be the first to admit that they do not want to get into a habit of being forced to dig out of an early hole, which is what they had to do last week when they went down 10-0 early to Bowling Green. The good news is that this team has the potential to be an offensive juggernaut, especially when QB Justin Herbert is firing on all cylinders. He may only have completed 10 passes last weekend, but 5 of those were for TD’s. He will get more accurate in games, but he is unlikely to get any more efficient than he was in the 58-24 win over Bowling Green in Week 1. Oregon has been tough to beat at home of late, winning 7 of their last 8 in Eugene.
Latest Portland State vs Oregon NCAAF Week 2 Betting Trends
- Portland State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Oregon is 8-16-1 ATS in its last 25 games
- Oregon is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oregon’s last 6 games