Oregon looks to keep faint National Title Game hopes Alive

The Oregon Ducks meet the Arizona Wildcats in a Pac-12 showdown with Oregon trying to keep faint national championship hopes alive, while Arizona looks to play the spoiler role.

The Ducks lost their only game of the season two weeks ago to Stanford and enter this matchup 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS. On the road, Oregon is 3-1, while the OVER has cashed 6 times and the UNDER 4 times in their 10 games.

Arizona is 6-4 SU and 4-6 ATS. The Wildcats are 3-2 at home, while the OVER has cashed 3 times and the UNDER 7 times in the 10 Arizona games this season.

Oregon’s quarterback Marcus Mariota says his team must first win their remaining games and see what happens when December rolls around.

One example was when Oregon defeated Utah 44-21 they kept pace with Stanford, which turned around and lost to USC 20-17. The loss for Stanford put Oregon back atop the North division in the Pac-12 and in contention to battle of the conference championship.

If Oregon can win their next two conference games they will earn that right to play in the championship game and have a chance to play in the Rose Bowl.

Mariota’s knee looked to be injured against UCLA in early November and then he seemed to be limited in movement with a knee brace on in their 26-20 loss to Stanford.
That loss knocked Oregon from a direct route to the national championship game and appeared to knock them from the conference championship game. Appearances however can be very deceiving.

Oregon does not discuss player injuries, but Mariota did not have mobility in their win against Utah, but they won anyone. However, playing Utah is not the same as Arizona.

Arizona lost at home last weekend to Washington State 24-17, on a late touchdown pass by the Cougars. Ka’Deem Carey had two touchdowns on the day for Arizona and recorded his 13th straight 100-yard rushing game. Carey is second in the nation in rushing at 150 yards a game.

Stanford plays California and is favored by seven touchdowns, before ending their season playing Notre Dame.

After Arizona, the Ducks play in-state rival Oregon State in the year’s annual Civil War game.

The Ducks are favored against Arizona by 20.5 points, with the over under point total sitting on 67.5; however check with online sites Bovada, topbet, betonline and sportsbook.com prior to kickoff for the most up to day odds on the game.

Pick: Pick Oregon 58-21

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