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Cardinal vs Bruins Betting Matchup Report

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UCLA is 6-0 straight-up and 6-0 against the spread, but heads to Stanford as a 6-point underdog.

UCLA is one of five teams yet to suffer a loss against the spread. The Bruins crushed California last week and roll into Palo Alto looking to hand Stanford its second straight loss. The Cardinal were stunned at Utah last week, ending Stanford’s 11-game Pac-12 win streak.

UCLA and Stanford met twice last season, with the Cardinal winning both games. Stanford has covered the spread in four of the last five meetings.

The Bruins are averaging 45.8 points per game and boast one of the nation’s best defenses, especially on third down.

They will face the 5-0 Bruins, who own a 5-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cardinal are 4-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bruins are 2-3 favoring the OVER.

View UCLA Bruins vs Stanford Cardinal Odds and Stats.

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Bruins listed as 6-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was 55 in early Pac 12 betting at {custom:bol-link]..

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 24-rated Bruins taking on the No. 19-rated Cardinal in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 34-21 win for the Bruins on Saturday.

UCLA was a 37-10 winner in their most recent outing at home against California. They covered the 26-point spread as favorites, while the total score (47) made winners of UNDER bettors. Tyler Gaffney ran through the Utah defense for 108 yards in Stanford's last game, but the Cardinal still lost a 27-21 decision at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Stanford's No. 32-ranked offense (36.17 PPG) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 19 at 18.2 PPG. The Cardinal passing attack has averaged 205.17 yards per game, less than the Bruins give up through the air (206.8 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Bruins own the league's No. 24-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 113.5 yards per game when on the road. Stanford, on the other hand, rates No. 45 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Bruins at Cardinal trends to consider:
UCLA is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
UCLA is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UCLA's last 6 games
UCLA is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Stanford is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Stanford's last 6 games at home
Stanford is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing UCLA

Next up:
UCLA at Oregon, Saturday, October 26th
Stanford at Oregon State, Saturday, October 26th