The Stanford Cardinal kick off the post-Andrew Luck era when they host the San Jose State Spartans Saturday night.
Stanford, after going 11-2 last year but now breaking in a new starting quarterback, is favored by 25 points over SJ State, which is looking to advance after going from 1-12 to 5-7 in its first two seasons under Coach MacIntyre.
And while the point spread has been bet down to 24 points at TopBet, beware the Spartans - they are 10-2 ATS in their past 12 games as an underdog. They are are also 7-3 ATS in their last 10 as a double-digit underdog.
Betting Line: The Cardinal were listed as 26-point favorites at sportsbooks on the opening college football line at TopBet. The total was settling around 51.5.
San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing in August are 3-2
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing in August are 1-0
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 8-2
A few Spartans at Cardinal trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Stanford
San Jose State is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games
San Jose State is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Stanford
San Jose State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Stanford
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Jose State
Stanford is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
Stanford is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games
Stanford is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing San Jose State
San Jose State home to UC Davis, Saturday, September 8
Stanford home to Duke, Saturday, September 8