|2013 Pac-12 Championship Odds & Point Spread: Stanford vs. Arizona State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 05 December 2013 09:00|
Pac-12 Championship Odds
Arizona State is 10-2 overall, 7-0 at home and 7-5 against the spread. Stanford is 10-2 overall, 3-2 on the road and 6-6 against the spread. Stanford has won its last three meetings with Arizona State, including a 42-28 win at home on Sept. 21.
Trends show that home team is 3-0-1 against the spread in the last four games of this series and the favorite is 5-0-1 ATS in the last 6 games in this series. These two have hit the over in 5 of their last 7 meetings at ASU.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Arizona State is favored at home, as the Sun Devils have odds of -3 points against Stanford. The over/under total for the game has been set at 56 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had ASU favored by 3.5 points. The spread quickly dropped to 3 points. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 56 points.
Arizona State has won seven straight entering this game, including a 58-21 win over rival Arizona last week. ASU ranks eighth in the nation in scoring, averaging 43.3 points per game, while the defense gives up just 24.8 points per contest. The offense is being led by Taylor Kelly, who has thrown for 3,337 yards and 27 touchdowns. Marion Grice is the leading rusher with 996 yards, but is out for this game due to injury. Jaelen Strong has added 69 receptions for 1,067 yards and seven touchdowns.
Stanford is coming off a 27-20 win over Notre Dame last week. The Cardinal have won two straight entering this title game. Stanford is now averaging 32.8 points per game on offense while giving up 19 points per contest on defense, which ranks 13th in the country. The team is being led by Tyler Gaffney, who has rushed for 1,485 yards and 17 touchdowns. Kevin Hogan has added 2,210 yards passing with 19 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, ASU safety Laiu Moeakiola (undisclosed) is questionable while running back Marion Grice (leg) is out. Stanford defensive end Josh Mauro (undisclosed) and cornerback Alex Carter (concussion) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Stanford, as the Cardinal are getting 62% of the wagers with odds of +3 points at Arizona State on Saturday.