The Stanford Cardinal travel to UCLA to take on the Bruins Thursday night and Larry Cook says that UCLA will cover the spread. Oddmakers from online sportsbook Bodog opened the line at UCLA –8.5.

Cook writes: UCLA beat Stanford by 9 points on the road already this season. They have dominated the Cardinal in each of the last two meetings. After playing 3 straight home games, Stanford will be in for a treat when they hit the road for the first time in nearly a month. UCLA is winning their home games by 22 points per game this season. UCLA is 17-9 ATS in all lined games this season. UCLA is 8-1 ATS after a game where they failed to cover the spread this season. After a close road win at Arizona the last time out, UCLA will crush Stanford at home tonight. Bet UCLA at home.

Public betting information currently shows that of the 5,204 wagers placed on tonight’s game, 64% of bettors like Stanford +8.5. Accuscore disagrees with the public and has UCLA as an 80% favorite.

Some trends to consider for tonight’s game:

-UCLA is 17-9 ATS (+7.1 Units) in all games this season.

-UCLA is 17-9 ATS (+7.1 Units) in all lined games this season.

-UCLA is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) when the total is 120 to 129.5 this season.

-STANFORD is 76-45 ATS (+26.5 Units) in road games since 1997.

-STANFORD is 76-45 ATS (+26.5 Units) in road lined games since 1997.

-STANFORD is 116-87 ATS (+20.3 Units) against conference opponents since 1997.

-STANFORD is 66-43 ATS (+18.7 Units) in road games after a conference game since 1997.

-STANFORD is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) in road games off a win against a conference rival over the last 3 seasons.

-UCLA is 4-1 against the spread versus STANFORD over the last 3 seasons

-UCLA is 4-1 straight up against STANFORD over the last 3 seasons

-4 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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