2019 Oregon Ducks College Football Odds and Expert Betting Picks
2018 Record: 9-4
2019 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 8.5
2019 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Over'
The pieces are in place for Oregon to be a national factor in college football this year. And the good news is that we don't have to wait very long to find out if the Ducks are going to be a national title contender or even a Pac-12 title contender.
Oregon plays a mammoth nonconference game against Auburn to open the season. The two teams are both ranked in the Top 20 and they are meeting up on a neutral site, in Arlington. The winner will likely be vaulted into the Top 10. And if it is Oregon, they will have an inside track toward a College Football Playoff slot.
The Ducks won nine games last year, including grinding out a bowl win over Michigan State, 7-6. They welcome back 17 returning starters, 10 three-year starters, and nine senior starters, giving Mario Cristobal one of the most experienced teams in the nation. These seniors were recruited by Mark Aelfric, survived one year of Willie Taggart, and are now in their second go-round with Cristobal.
Potential first-round NFL Draft pick Justin Herbert is one of the top quarterbacks in the country. He will be expected to carry an offense that averaged 34.8 points per game last year despite finishing just No. 54 in rushing and No. 50 in passing.
Oregon lost its leading receiver. But that's it. Everyone else is back, including their next five leading receivers, top two running backs, and all five offensive line starters. The line is particularly experienced, with Jake Hanson, Shane Lemieux and Cal Throckmorton all entering their fourth year as a starter.
Oregon was perfectly mediocre on defense last year, finishing in the 40s or 50s, nationally, in scoring defense, total defense and rushing defense. With seven starters back, including the entire defensive line, most of the secondary, and leading linebacker Troy Dye, they should expect some improvement.
If the Ducks win that opener, they get four of their next five games at home. That one away game is at Stanford, a team the Ducks have lost to three straight times. After that, Oregon only has three more road games the entire season. Unfortunately, they are their three toughest opponents: Washington, USC and Arizona State.
That means Oregon's five most difficult games all come away from home. The Ducks are just 4-12 straight up (and against the spread) on the road the last three years.
I think that the Ducks are going to go undefeated at home this year. That's seven wins right there. And it means that Oregon just needs to win two of their big away games in order to get 'over'. I absolutely think they can do it. And if they beat Auburn in the opener, then this bet is essentially a lock.
I have Oregon winning 10 games and going to the Pac-12 Championship. They likely won't make the CFP, but they will beat this soft line. Definitely take the 'over'.
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