Bet On’em Until They Give You a Reason Not To

STANFORD CARDINAL. I was on the Stanford train at the beginning of the season, and going into week 10 of the college football season, I’m a believer now more than ever. Stanford is 8 and 0 this season and even more impressive, in my eyes, is the fact that they are 8 and 0 ATS (Against The Spread). No other team on the board in college football this week is undefeated ATS (the next best team is Oklahoma State at 7 and 1 ATS).

By no means is their game against Oregon St. this weekend a sure thing. The Beavers are at home playing with nothing to lose, and Stanford is coming off of a mentally, physically, and emotionally draining triple overtime game against USC. Oregon St. sits at a 2 and 6 record overall, and is 3 and 5 ATS this season.

Breakdown: This week’s spread fancies Stanford as a 20.5 point favorite (-20.5). With talks about Stanford still having a shot at playing for the national championship, they cannot afford to overlook this game against Oregon St. I don’t think they will; they are too smart a football team to dismiss Oregon St. and their little scare against USC last week should have woken them up a bit. Stanford should have no problem beating Oregon St. by three touchdowns (hopefully their kicker keeps nailing those extra points) to cover the spread. I say it will be a victory for the Cardinal 45 to 10.


Stanford’s average margin of victory this season: 32.5 points

Oregon St. average margin of defeat this season: 14.67 points

Week 1

57-3 (win)

29-28 OT (loss)

Week 2

44-14 (win)

35-0 (loss)

Week 3

37-10 (win)


Week 4


27-19 (loss)

Week 5

45-19 (win)

35-20 (loss)

Week 6

48-7 (win)

37-27 (win)

Week 7

44-14 (win)

38-28 (loss)

Week 8

65-21 (win)

44-21 (win)

Week 9

56-48 3OT (win)

27-8 (loss)

*Follow me on Twitter @blakelederman to see my weekly prediction(s) #blakesbets.


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