Stanford at USC
No. 11 USC looks to avoid its third loss in the Pac-10 on Saturday when the Trojans host No. 25 Stanford at 3:30PM ET from L.A. Memorial Coliseum.
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USC is 7-2 this season and just 2-7 against the points spread odds. The Trojans defeated Arizona State 14-9 last week after falling 47-20 at
Stanford is 6-3 this season and 6-3 against the spread. The Cardinal have the most wins in a season since 2001, as Jim Harbaugh has brought them into the top 25 rankings in his third season as coach. All of Stanford’s losses this season come on the road, but the Cardinal have only failed to score less than 24 points in a game one time this season.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made USC 11-point home favorites over Stanford on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 55.
The Trojans have been a shell of their former self on offense this year, scoring just 28.2 points per-game thanks to having to play a lot of younger guys at key positions. Matt Barkley. Barkley has thrown for 1,839 yards and 10 touchdowns with seven interceptions. Stanford has struggled on defense this season, especially against the pass, so Barkley will get his chances to make some big plays on Saturday.
Stanford has been an offensive power, racking up 34 points and 443 yards per-game. The Cardinal have one of the top plays in the country in running back Toby Gerhart, who has rushed for 1,217 yards and 16 touchdowns this season. USC will have to stop Gerhart, as Stanford will look to control the clock with his running ability. If Gerhart can establish himself early, Stanford has a good chance to cover the 11-point odds. If USC can jump out quickly on offense and make this game a track meet, the Trojans will likely find a way to cover.
College Football Week 11 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992
STANFORD is 10-7 against the spread versus USC since 1992
USC is 11-6 straight up against STANFORD since 1992
10 of 15 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games over the last 3 seasons
STANFORD is 2-0 against the spread versus USC over the last 3 seasons
USC is 1-1 straight up against STANFORD over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
All games played at USC since 1992
STANFORD is 5-3 against the spread versus USC since 1992
USC is 5-3 straight up against STANFORD since 1992
6 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games played at USC over the last 3 seasons.
STANFORD is 1-0 against the spread versus USC over the last 3 seasons
STANFORD is 1-0 straight up against USC over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
[OL] 09/12/2009 - Matt Kopa out indefinitely ( Foot )
[DT] 10/03/2009 - Brian Bulcke out for season ( Hand )
[OL] 10/27/2009 - Allen Smith out indefinitely ( Knee )
[LB] 11/07/2009 - Clinton Snyder out for season ( Knee )
[CB] 09/06/2009 - Shareece Wright out for season ( Academics )
[RB] 10/13/2009 - Marc Tyler out for season ( Toe )
[DL] 10/02/2009 - Hebron Fanqupo out for season ( Leg )
[RB] 09/29/2009 - Stafon Johnson out for season ( Throat )
[DE] 10/02/2009 - Marshall Jones out for season ( Neck )
[TE] 11/08/2009 - Anthony McCoy "?" Saturday vs. Stanford ( Knee )
[LB] 11/08/2009 - Malcolm Smith "?" Saturday vs. Stanford ( Shoulder )
[DE] 11/08/2009 - Everson Griffen "?" Saturday vs. Stanford ( Toe )
[LB] 11/08/2009 - Jarvis Jones "?" Saturday vs. Stanford ( Neck )
[WR] 11/09/2009 - Damian Williams is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Stanford ( Ankle )
Stanford at USC Odds
Stanford Cardinal +11 Over 55 (+315)
USC Trojans -11 Under 55 (-425)
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Posted: 11/14/09 2:18PM ET