BYU vs. Oregon Prediction, Odds, Spread and Over/Under for College Football Week 3
By Reed Wallach
In a chaotic Week 2, BYU emerged from it as a proven contender in what may be a wild college football season.
It doesn't get any easier for Jaren Hall and the Cougars, who defeated Baylor 26-20 at home, as the team now heads to Eugene to face Bo Nix and Oregon. The Ducks bounced back after their 49-3 shellacking at the hands of Georgia in Week 1 by beating up on FCS foe Eastern Washington, 70-14.
Oregon is favored, but is it warranted? Or is a tough schedule going to start catching up to BYU after an emotional home victory?
Here are the odds from FanDuel Sportsbook:
BYU vs. Oregon Odds, Spread and Total
BYU vs. Oregon Betting Trends
- BYU is 12-9 against the spread (ATS) as an underdog of 3.5 points or more under Kalani Sitake
- Oregon is 28-36 ATS over the last 11 seasons at home
- Oregon is 6-15 ATS against non conference foes over the last 11 seasons at home
BYU vs. Oregon Prediction and Pick
BYU's win over Baylor is a sign of special things to come this season in Provo, and I believe they can keep it up against an Oregon team that still has to answer a few questions.
While the team can score 70 points against Eastern Washington, they didn't find the end zone against Georgia. BYU showed that they can get physical on both sides of the ball against a top 10 Baylor team, holding them to 3.85 yards per play.
Oregon is still adjusting to the Bo Nix era and first year head coach Dan Lanning and will be running into a team with one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the nation in Hall.
While he was down his top two receivers in Gunner Romney and Parker Nacua, who are both game-time decisions this week, Hall leaned on freshman receiver Chase Roberts to lead the team to victory.
Roberts hauled in eight of his 15 targets for 122 yards and this touchdown catch before halftime in the win.
The Cougars can surely use Romney and Nacua back to help open up the passing game, but Hall will be the best player on the field yet again and I don't believe Oregon should be favored by more than a field goal in this one.
There may be some diminishing returns after BYU travelled to South Florida to win 50-21 against the Bulls, back to Provo for the overtime thriller against the Bears, and now back on the road to face a good Oregon team, but I'm going to trust the better team to show up once more.
It may be wise to wait for the injury report, but you could lose the best of the number if Romney or Nacua are in, I think BYU shows up once more against an overrated Oregon team.