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College Football Betting Line Favors the Stanford Cardinal over the Northwestern Wildcats

The Northwestern Wildcats will do battle with the visiting Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of betting fans who back them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Northwestern Wildcats as 10-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 36-18 win for the Cardinal on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Stanford Cardinal vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Northwestern battles the Stanford Cardinal, currently with a 8-5 mark (6-6-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 5-7 for the Wildcats and 4-9 for the Stanford Cardinal. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Northwestern vs Stanford injuries news.

The game pits the Northwestern Wildcats, currently No. 76 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Stanford Cardinal, who rate No. 22 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Northwestern Wildcats No. 101-ranked offense (23 PPG) against a Stanford Cardinal defense that ranks No. 2 at 16.38 PPG. The Northwestern Wildcats passing attack has averaged 216.5 yards per game, more than the Stanford Cardinal give up through the air (177.92 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Stanford Cardinal feature the league's No. 11-rated road run defense, allowing 114.83 yards per game. Northwestern, meanwhile, ranks No. 69 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Maryland didn�t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cardinal as Stanford blasted them 45-21 in Foster Farms Bowl action.

Justin Jackson ran through the Illinois defense for 130 yards in Northwestern's last game, but the Wildcats still lost a 47-33 decision at Ryan Field.

Betting Trends
  • Stanford is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Stanford is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Stanford's last 12 games
  • Stanford is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 6-16 ATS in its last 22 games
  • Northwestern is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northwestern's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Northwestern's last 19 games

Next Betting Matchups

Stanford home to Central Florida, Saturday, September 12th
Northwestern home to Eastern Illinois, Saturday, September 12th