|2012 Pac-12 Championship Game Odds & Spread: UCLA vs. Stanford|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 30 November 2012 10:30|
Pac-12 Championship Game Odds
Stanford is 10-2 on the season, 8-1 in the Pac-12 and 6-0 at home. UCLA is 9-3 overall, 6-3 in conference play and 4-1 on the road. Stanford is 8-4 against the spread this year while UCLA is 7-5 ATS. Stanford beat UCLA, 35-17 on Saturday to earn a spot in this game. Stanford has now won four straight against the Bruins.
Trends show that UCLA is 0-4 against the spread in its last 4 meetings with Stanford and 1-6 ATS in its last 7 trips to Stanford. These two teams have combined to hit the under in 8 of their last 11 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Stanford is the favorite at home, as the Cardinal have odds of -8 points against the Bruins. The over/under total has been set at 44.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Stanford favored by 10.5 points. The spread never got higher than that and is currently at its low with Stanford favored by 8 points.
Stanford has won eight straight coming into this game, including wins over UCLA, Oregon and Oregon State in their last three outings. The Cardinal are scoring 28.6 points per game on offense this year while the defense is allowing 16.9 points per game. The Cardinal are being led this season by running back Stepfan Taylor, who has rushed for 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Prior to last Saturday’s loss, UCLA had won five straight, including a big win over rival, USC. The Bruins are averaging 36 points per game on offense this season while the defense is allowing 25.8 points per game. The team is being led by quarterback Brett Hundley, who has thrown for 3,234 yards and 26 touchdowns while running back Johnathan Franklin has rushed for 1,506 yards and 11 scores.
In terms of Injuries, Stanford punter Daniel Zychilinski is doubtful for this game due to a shoulder injury. UCLA linebacker Dalton Hilliard is questionable with a shoulder injury while defensive end Ellis McCarthy is questionable with a knee injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Stanford. The Cardinal are getting 59% of the wagers with odds of -8 points at home against UCLA.