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Trojans take on Cardinal in Week 3 contest

Southern Cal TrojansStanford Cardinal
Sep 15, 7:30 PM | Grass of Stanford Stadium

Southern Cal Trojans vs Stanford Cardinal Odds

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The fun begins in the Pac-12 this Saturday as Southern Cal heads to the Farm to play Stanford (7:30 pm Eastern, Fox). The Trojans, 2-0 after beating Syracuse in New Jersey 42-29, are favored by nine points as they try to break a three-game losing streak vs. the Cardinal, who are 2-0 after dumping Duke 50-13.

View Southern Cal vs Stanford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup the Cardinal sat as 9-point favorites . The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Cardinal - Trojans odds would favor the Trojans if the lines were set according to power ranks. Stanford is rated No. 84 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Trojans sit at No. 72. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 55-49 win for the Trojans.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Stanford's No. 40-ranked offense (35 PPG) against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 46 at 19.5 PPG. The Cardinal passing attack has averaged 203 yards per game, less than the Trojans give up through the air (265 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Trojans feature the league's No. 34-rated road run defense, allowing 133 yards per game. Stanford, meanwhile, ranks No. 84 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Southern Cal was a 42-29 winner on the road against Syracuse. They failed to cover the 24.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (71) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Syracuse was unable to contain Silas Redd in its last action Saturday and the result was a 42-29 Week 2 loss against the Trojans.

Last time out for Stanford, they were a 50-13 winner as they battled Duke at home. Stanford covered in the match as a 16.5-point favorite, while 63 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Duke didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cardinal as Stanford blasted them 50-13 in Week 2 action.

Southern Cal Trojans Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing in September are 10-0
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 9-1

A few Trojans at Cardinal trends to consider:
Southern Cal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Cal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Cal's last 6 games when playing on the road against Stanford
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Cal's last 5 games when playing Stanford
Stanford is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
Stanford is 21-2 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Stanford's last 6 games when playing at home against Southern Cal
Stanford is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Cal

Next up:
Southern Cal home to California, Saturday, September 22
Stanford at Washington, Thursday, September 27