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Stanford Cardinal vs Army Black Knights Odds
The Stanford Cardinal stray as far from home as they have in quite a while when they head cross-country to take on the Black Knights of Army at West Point Saturday afternoon (noon ET, CBS SN).
In the early college football odds, the No. 4 Cardinal, after opening their season with a win over San Jose State, were favored by 28 points over the Cadets (1-1).
Stanford is 8-0 SU but just 2-6 ATS as a double-digit favorite lately.
Betting Line: The Black Knights were listed as 28.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 22-rated Cardinal taking on the No. 55-rated Black Knights in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 44-18 win for the Cardinal on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Army's No. 89-ranked offense (21 PPG) against a Cardinal defense that ranks No. 22 at 13 PPG. The Black Knights passing attack has averaged 88.5 yards per game, less than the Cardinal give up through the air (216 YPG on average).
Stanford won its last outing, a 34-13 result against San Jose State on September 7. Stanford failed to cover in that game as a 24.5-point favorite, while the 47 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Tyler Gaffney went over the 100-yard mark (104) in his team's latest effort as Stanford defeated San Jose State by a score of 34-13 on Saturday.
Army lost its last outing, a 40-14 result against Ball State on September 7. Army failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 54 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Larry Dixon ran through the Ball State defense for 107 yards in Army's last game, but the Black Knights still lost a 40-14 decision at Scheumann Stadium.
Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 8-2
Army Black Knights Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
A few Cardinal at Black Knights trends to consider:
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Stanford's last 6 games on the road
Stanford is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Stanford's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Army's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Army's last 6 games at home
Army is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Army is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
Stanford home to Arizona State, Saturday, September 21
Army home to Wake Forest, Saturday, September 21