After an extra week off enjoying their victory over USC the 3-0 Stanford Cardinal get back to business when they visit 2-1 Washington Thursday night (9 pm ET ESPN).
And do you dare to bet against Stanford as a favorite? In the past 20 games in this role, the Cardinal is 16-3-1 ATS!
Stanford, which has beaten the Huskies four times in a row, the last two times by 40-plus points, was an early seven-point favorite over U-Dub. They are 6-1-1 ATS in their past 8 overall against their Pac 12 foes.
Betting Line: Several shops tracked by OddsShark (including ) set the point spread at 7 in favor of the visitors from Stanford. [ Get Twitter updates on this game ]
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Huskies rated this week at No. 24 and the Cardinal sitting at No. 19. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 39-26 result in favor of the Cardinal this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 89-ranked offense (25.3 PPG) against a Cardinal defense that ranks No. 21 at 14.7 PPG. The Huskies passing attack has averaged 199.7 yards per game, less than the Cardinal give up through the air (276 YPG on average).
Stanford was a 21-14 winner in its last match at home against Southern Cal. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 35 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, Stanford got a 153-yard performance from Stepfan Taylor as a key part of its 21-14 win over Southern Cal.
Washington was a 52-13 winner in its last match at home against Portland State. The game involved a non-board team, hence there was no line or total on it. In their last game, Washington got a 103-yard performance from Bishop Sankey as a key part of its 52-13 win over Portland State.
Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing in September are 10-0
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 9-1
Washington Huskies Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 6-4
A few Cardinal at Huskies trends to consider:
Stanford is 22-2 SU in its last 24 games
Stanford is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Stanford is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Stanford's last 8 games when playing Washington
Washington is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Stanford
Washington is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Stanford
Stanford home to Arizona, Saturday, October 6
Washington at Oregon, Saturday, October 6