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College Football Betting Preview: Oregon State Beavers vs. San Diego State Aztecs

September 16, 2023


The 2-1 San Diego State Aztecs travel to take on the #16-ranked and 2-0 Oregon State Beavers on Saturday afternoon in week 3 of the college football season. San Diego State enters this game with a record of 2-1 with wins at home against the Ohio Bobcats by a score of 20-13 and the Idaho State Bengals by a score of 36-28 while losing at home to the UCLA Bruins by a score of 10-35 while the Oregon State Beavers enter this game with a record of 2-0 following wins on the road against the San Jose Spartans by a score of 42-17 and at home against the UC-Davis Aggies by a score of 55-7. 

Will the Beavers win in a blowout at home or will the Aztecs keep the game closer than projected? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.

San Diego State enters this game with a record of 2-1 following a 10-35 loss at home against the UCLA Bruins while failing to cover the 13.5-point spread as a home underdog in week 2 of the college football season. The Aztecs scored 10 points while compiling 259 total yards offensively which included 196 passing yards and 63 rushing yards while allowing 35 points and 550 total yards defensively which included 296 passing yards and 254 rushing yards. 

Jalen Mayden led the team in passing, completing 19-37 attempts for 196 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions while rushing for 18 yards. Kenan Christon led the team in rushing with nine carries for 27 yards while adding three receptions for 26 yards. Mekhi Shaw led the team in receiving, catching five of six targets for 54 yards and a touchdown.

The Oregon State Beavers enter this game ranked 16th in the AP Poll and 17th in the Coaches Poll with a record of 2-0 following a 55-7 win at home against the UC-Davis Aggies while covering the 24-point spread as a home favorite in week 2 of the college football season. Oregon State scored 55 points while compiling 450 total yards offensively which included 181 passing yards and 269 rushing yards while allowing 7 points and 169 total yards defensively which included 119 passing yards and 50 rushing yards. 

DJ Uiagalelei led the team in passing, completing 8 of 13 attempts for 107 yards and two touchdowns while adding 11 rushing yards and a touchdown. Damien Martinez led the team in rushing with seven carries for 104 yards and a touchdown. Silas Bolden led the team in receiving with four receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown.

BookMaker has the Oregon State Beavers listed as 24.5-point favorites at home against the San Diego Aztecs in week 3 of the college football season on Saturday afternoon. Oregon State has won the three games all-time in the series while going 2-1 ATS in those matchups. San Diego State is 1-2 ATS overall and 0-1 ATS as an underdog while the Oregon State Beavers are 2-0 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS at home, and 2-0 ATS as a favorite.

Oregon State is the superior team in terms of talent this season and has been the better team in the series, winning all three games all-time while going 2-1 ATS in those matchups. The Beavers have been the better team at covering the spread this season going 2-0 ATS overall and 2-0 ATS as a favorite while the Aztecs are 1-2 ATS overall and 0-1 ATS as an underdog. 

As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the Oregon State Beavers -24 on BookMaker for this matchup on Saturday afternoon.

Spooky Express Pick: Oregon State Beavers -24