|2012 FOX College Football Game of the Week Odds: Stanford vs. UCLA|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 23 November 2012 09:30|
Stanford vs. UCLA Odds
Stanford is 9-2 on the season, 7-1 in the Pac-12 and 3-2 on the road. UCLA is 9-2 overall, 6-2 in conference play and 5-1 at home. Both teams enter this game 7-4 against the spread. Stanford has won the last three games in this series.
Trends show that Stanford is 10-4 against the spread in its last 14 games with UCLA while the home team has covered the spread in 7 of the last 9 games in this series. These two teams have hit the under in 8 of their last 10 meetings and in their last 5 meetings at UCLA.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Stanford is a slight favorite on the road, as the Cardinal has odds of -2 points at UCLA on Saturday. The over/under total has been set at 52.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had UCLA favored by 1.5 points, but the spread quickly jumped over to Stanford, and is peaking at the Cardinal -2.
Stanford is coming off a 17-14 win at Oregon last week. The Cardinal have won five straight games since a 20-13 loss at Notre Dame. Stanford needs a win on Saturday to then meet UCLA again next week in the Pac-12 Championship Game. Stanford is averaging 28 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing just 16.9 points per game. The team is being led by running back Stepfan Taylor, who has rushed for 1,222 yards and 9 touchdowns.
UCLA is coming off a 38-28 win over USC last week. The Trojans have won five straight games coming into this contest. The Bruins are averaging 37.7 points per game on offense while the defense has allowed 25 points per contest. UCLA is being led by running back Johnathan Franklin, who has rushed for 1,441 yards and 10 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, UCLA receiver Damien Thigpen is out with a torn ACL while running back Steven Manfro is questionable with a knee injury. Stanford has no new injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Stanford. The Cardinal are getting 74% of the wagers with odds of -2 points at UCLA on Saturday.