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Bruins visit Cardinal in Week 5 battle

UCLA BruinsStanford Cardinal
Oct 1, 10:30 PM | Grass of Stanford Stadium

UCLA Bruins vs Stanford Cardinal Odds

2-2TEAM RECORD3-0

The Stanford Cardinal will look to remain undefeated this week when they host the UCLA Bruins in this Pac-12 matchup.

Stanford has won each of the last two meetings between these two teams SU and ATS, and are off to a 3-0 SU and ATS start to this season.

Heisman frontrunner Andrew Luck had 325 passing yards in Stanford’s win over Arizona two weeks ago.

View UCLA vs Stanford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Bruins in this one found them as 21-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Cardinal sit at No. 24 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Bruins are at No. 74 on that chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Stanford's No. 9-ranked offense (46 PPG) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 91 at 30.8 PPG. The Cardinal passing attack has averaged 285.3 yards per game, more than the Bruins give up through the air (229 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Bruins feature the league's No. 36-rated road run defense, allowing 123.5 yards per game. Stanford, meanwhile, ranks No. 80 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for UCLA, they were a 27-19 winner as they battled Oregon State on the road. UCLA covered in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 46 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Stanford, they were a 37-10 winner as they battled Arizona on the road. Stanford covered in the match as a 9.5-point favorite, while 47 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 3-7

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 10-0
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 9-1

A few Bruins at Cardinal trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of UCLA's last 9 games when playing Stanford
UCLA is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Stanford
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UCLA's last 9 games on the road
UCLA is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Stanford
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Stanford's last 9 games when playing UCLA
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Stanford's last 5 games

Next up:
UCLA home to Washington State, Saturday, October 8
Stanford home to Colorado, Saturday, October 8

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