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Stanford vs USC Betting Pick

To remain undefeated and keep their National Championship hopes alive, the Stanford Cardinal will have to survive their biggest road test of the season this week when they visit the USC Trojans at the Coliseum.

Stanford is a perfect 7-0 both SU and ATS this season, and have fared well against USC recently with a 3-1 SU and ATS record against them in their last four games.

Andrew Luck only needed 169 passing yards with two touchdowns as Stanford rushed for 446 yards in their 65-21 win over Washington.

Backers of the Trojans have seen them go 6-1 and 4-3 ATS so far this season, while the Cardinal are at 7-0 and 7-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Cardinal are 3-4, while the Trojans are 3-4.

View Stanford vs Southern Cal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Cardinal listed as 8.5-point favorites. Meanwhile, the over under line sat around 62 at Bovada this evening.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 36-rated Trojans and the No. 6-rated Cardinal in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 64-36 win for the Cardinal on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Cal's No. 49-ranked offense (30.1 PPG) against a Cardinal defense that ranks No. 4 at 12.6 PPG. The Trojans passing attack has averaged 286.9 yards per game, more than the Cardinal give up through the air (238.6 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cardinal own the league's No. 2-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 43 yards per game when on the road. Southern Cal, on the other hand, rates No. 96 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Stanford won its last outing, a 65-21 result against Washington on October 22. Stanford covered in that game as a 18-point favorite, while the 86 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Southern Cal was a 31-17 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Notre Dame. They covered the 10–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (48) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 10-0
After outgaining opponent are 10-0
When playing within the conference are 10-0

Southern Cal Trojans Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Cardinal at Trojans trends to consider:
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Stanford is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Stanford's last 6 games on the road
Southern Cal is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Southern Cal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Southern Cal's last 9 games when playing Stanford
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Southern Cal's last 11 games

Next up:
Stanford at Oregon State, Saturday, November 5
Southern Cal at Colorado, Friday, November 4