2014 Rose Bowl Free Pick
PASADENA, CA (The Spread) – Will Stanford cover the spread today versus a depleted Michigan State when the two teams clash in the 2013 Rose Bowl at 5:00PM ET?
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Stanford is a 6.5-point favorite over Michigan State while the over/under total is currently sitting at 42.5 points. The Cardinal finished the regular season with an 11-2 record and were 8-2 in the Pac-12, while the Spartans finished with a 12-1 record and were 9-0 in the Big Ten.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Cardinal opened as 3-point favorites but the spread has shot up to 6.5 at most online and Vegas sports books, while the total opened at 45 and has been bet down to 42.5 or 43 depending on the book.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 56% of College Football public bettors currently favor the Spartans. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL BETTING TRENDS: The Cardinal are 4-0 against the spread in their last four bowl games, 4-0 ATS in their last four neutral site games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 non-conference games. They’re also 35-16-1 ATS in their last 52 games overall, 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 games following an ATS win and 26-9-1 ATS in their last 36 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points. The Spartans, meanwhile, are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games versus the Pac-12, 1-4 ATS in their last five games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game and 7-24 ATS in their last 31 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL GAME FREE PICK: STANFORD CARDINAL -6.5