Bruins home to Cardinal in NCAAF betting action
Stanford Cardinal vs UCLA Bruins Odds
Coming off its upset victory at Oregon over the weekend, Stanford can win the Pac-12 North Division with a victory this Saturday at South Division champion UCLA (6:30 pm ET, Fox).
The Cardinal, 7-1 in Pac-12 play, were early 1.5-point dogs vs. the Bruins in what could be a preview of the upcoming Pac-12 championship game.
Betting Line: Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Cardinal listed as 1.5-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Bruins, currently No. 37 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Cardinal, who rate No. 21 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 40-38 victory for the Bruins.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits UCLA's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 37.7 PPG, against a Cardinal defense that ranks No. 10 this week at 16.9 PPG. The Bruins aerial game is averaging 281.2 yards per game, more than the Cardinal secondary allows through the air, 256.9 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Cardinal feature the league's No. 8-rated road run defense, allowing 93.2 yards per game. UCLA, meanwhile, ranks No. 26 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Stanford was a 17-14 winner on the road against Oregon. They covered the 18-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (31) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Stepfan Taylor went over the 100-yard mark (161) in his team's latest effort as Stanford defeated Oregon by a score of 17-14 on Saturday.
UCLA was a 38-28 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern Cal. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (66) made winners of OVER bettors. Southern Cal was unable to contain Johnathan Franklin in its last action Saturday and the result was a 38-28 Week 12 loss against the Bruins.
Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing in November are 9-1
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2
UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4
A few Cardinal at Bruins trends to consider:
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Stanford's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Stanford's last 5 games when playing on the road against UCLA
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Stanford's last 6 games
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UCLA's last 5 games when playing at home against Stanford
UCLA is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
UCLA is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Stanford