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2021 Oregon Ducks Football Betting Odds, Season Predictions & Analysis

2021 Oregon Ducks Football Betting Odds, Season Predictions

Oregon Ducks head coach Mario Cristobal has a reputation for being a recruiting ace.  Cristobal’s excellence has translated into a rapid improvement for Oregon.  When Cristobal arrived, Oregon was falling like a rock.  Previously, from 2008 through 2014, the Ducks finished 11th or better in the final national polls every season.  Four times in that span, their final ranking was 4th or better.  In 2010 and 2014, Oregon played in the national championship game.  As a result, the Ducks became a popular College football betting power.  And then the roof caved in.

2021 Oregon Ducks Betting Odds

Odds to Win National Championship: +5000
Odds to win Pac-12 Conference: +230
2021 Regular Season Win Total: 9

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Head coach Mark Helfrich inherited a national powerhouse from Chip Kelly but couldn’t keep things going.  And after a 4-8 implosion in 2016, Helfrich was fired for Willie Taggart.  However, Taggart ran home to Florida State after one 7-5 season.  Cristobal was on Taggart’s staff and took over for the 2018 season.  Subsequently, he’s gone 7-6, 9-4, 12-2, and then 4-3 last year.  Despite the record drop in 2020, the Ducks won the Pac-12 championship.  In 2019, Oregon scored a top online sportsbook win over Wisconsin in the Rose bowl.

A Re-Emerging Power

Although the Ducks haven’t reached the heights of the Chip Kelly Glory Years, they’re coming fast.  Recruiting is the reason.  Cristobal’s prowess is nearing an Alabama type of level.  With alum and Nike boss Phil Knight’s money, Oregon has elite facilities.   When you pair that up with Cristobal’s recruiting, you have the potential of building a powerhouse.  For 2021, the Ducks are picked to finish in the Betting on college football top ten and contend for the Pac-12 title.

Last year Cristobal had to navigate a pandemic ravaged Pac-12 schedule.  At the same time, he worked in a new quarterback and offense. Following the loss of superstar quarterback Justin Herbert to the NFL.  Not only was Herbert gone, but several key starters opted out of the 2020 season because of the pandemic.

In 2021, Oregon will be one of the best offensive teams in the country.  Namely, running back CJ Verdell and receivers Johnny Johnson III and Jaylon Redd bring gravitas.  Quarterback Tyler Shough transferred to Texas Tech.  But graduate transfer Anthony Brown worked into the lineup in 2020.  Offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead is respected for his ability to develop an RPO system.  On the whole, the RPO keeps defenses off balance.

Cristobal emphasized defensive recruitment in his first two years as head coach.  Now is the bet on NCAAF season where that will pay dividends.  To summarize, the defensive lineup will be deep and experienced.  New defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter is a former Fresno State head coach.

2021 Oregon Ducks Schedule Highlights

Consider Tim DeRuyter’s first game as Oregon defensive coordinator on September 4 against the Fresno State Bulldogs.  Specifically, the program that he used to lead.  There should be some serious motivation for that reason.

And then the Ohio State Buckeyes host the Ducks at The Shoe in one of the biggest interconference games of the season, September 11.

Oregon and Stanford have had a great rivalry for the past decade-plus.  Correlate it will be renewed at Stanford Stadium on October 2.

Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly will lead his UCLA Bruins against the Ducks at the Rose Bowl on October 23.  This is Kelly’s 4th year at UCLA.  Above all, Kelly is expected to field his best team since taking over in Westwood.

November 6 brings a high-profile matchup at the Washington Huskies.  In turn, this Betting on NCAAF matchup could be for all the marbles in the Pac-12 North Division.

Finally, the Civil War will renew on November 27 when Oregon hosts the improving Oregon State Beavers.  The Ducks will be seeking revenge for a 41-38 loss at OSU in 2020.

2021 Oregon CashBet Best Bet: 

Oregon Over 9 Wins


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