Stanford vs. USC Prediction
Will USC rebound from its first loss of the season with a win over Stanford tonight at 11:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Trojans are 9-point home favorites versus the Cardinal while the over/under currently sits at 146.5 points. As of this writing, neither the side nor the total have moved off the original numbers posted by oddsmakers.
STANFORD KEY TRENDS: The Cardinal is 2-10 against the spread in its last 12 games as a road underdog and is winless at 0-4 against the number in its last four games overall. Stanford is also 8-20 against the spread in its last 28 road games, is 7-18-1 against the number in its last 26 conference games, and has failed to cover in seven of its last nine games as an underdog.
USC KEY TRENDS: The Trojans are 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games, are 0-6 against the spread in their last six games overall, and are 0-4 ATS in their last four games as a home favorite. They're also just 2-8 against the number in their last 10 conference games and are winless at 0-4 at the betting window in their last four games as a favorite of between 7 and 12.5 points.
OUR PREDICTION: Since both of these teams have been killing bettors at the window, let's take a look at the total. The over is 7-1 in the Trojans' last eight games as a home favorite, is 7-1 in their last eight home games overall, and is 4-1 in their lat five games when they're coming off a loss. The over is also 4-1 in the Cardinal's last five games overall, is 4-0 in their last four conference games and has cashed in seven of the last eight games coming off a loss.
THURSDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: STANFORD/USC OVER 146.5