|2013 ABC College Football Game of the Week Odds: Stanford vs. USC|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 15 November 2013 10:00|
Stanford vs. USC Odds
Stanford is 8-1 overall, 6-1 in the Pac-12, 3-1 on the road and 5-4 against the spread. USC is 7-3 overall, 4-2 in the Pac-12, 4-1 at home and 5-5 against the spread. Stanford has won four straight over USC.
Trends show that the Cardinal are 5-1 against the spread in the last 6 games of this series and Stanford is 4-0 ATS in its last 4 trips to USC. These two have hit the over in 4 of their last 5 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Stanford is favored on the road, as the Cardinal have odds of -4 points against USC on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 46 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Stanford favored by 3 points. The spread slowly climbed up to 4. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 46 points.
Stanford is coming off a 26-20 win over Oregon at home last week. The Cardinal dominated the game despite the score. Stanford has now won three straight since losing 27-21 at Utah. The Cardinal are averaging just 31.9 points per game on offense, while the defense is allowing 19.4 points per contest. Running back Tyler Gaffney has rushed for 1,043 yards and 13 touchdowns to lead the offense, while Kevin Hogan has thrown for 1,596 yards and 13 touchdowns.
USC is coming off a 62-28 win at Cal last week. The Trojans are now 4-1 since letting go of Lane Kiffin as head coach. The Trojans are averaging 29 points per game on offense, while the defense is holding opponents to 19.6 points per game. Quarterback Cody Kessler has thrown for 1,977 yards and 12 touchdowns to lead the offense, while Tre Madden has rushed for 671 yards and three touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, USC tight end Randall Telfre (knee) and tackle Kevin Graf (ankle) are both questionable for the game. Stanford receiver Devon Cajuste (knee) is also questionable for the game.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Stanford, as the Cardinal are getting 76% of the wagers with odds of -4 points at USC on Saturday night.