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Arizona State vs. Oregon: Ducks open as double-digit favorites

The Oregon Ducks visit the Arizona State Sun Devils in Tempe but still open as double-digit favorites.

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The Oregon Ducks open as 12-point favorites in Tempe, Ariz., against the Arizona State Sun Devils, according to

Ranked No. 3 in the BCS standings, the Ducks have fared poorly against the spread of late, going 2-4 this season. Meanwhile, the Sun Devils have done well, going 5-1 thus far. As far as trends are concerned, Oregon holds the history in its favor; the Ducks are 5-0 straight-up at Arizona State in the past five meetings.

The odds are that a total of 66 will be surpassed, considering the score has gone over in four of the past five games between the two schools.

The battle between the two Pac-12 division leaders will likely be high-scoring, though both defenses have gone under the radar this year. The Sun Devils averaged 40.7 points per game to the Ducks' 52.3 average. Oregon gives up 20 points per game to Arizona State's 14.2.