Stanford vs. San Diego St. Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Stanford is favored on the road in this game, as the Cardinal are getting odds of -8.5 points against the Aztecs. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 48.5 points. Tonight’s game will be played from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California and air live on the CBS Sports Network.
San Diego State is off to a 2-0 start this year with wins over UC-Davis at home and at Arizona State. The Aztecs are 1-0-1 with the under through the two games. San Diego State is allowing just 18.5 points and 328.5 yards per game right now, including just 50.5 rushing yards per contest. The offense is putting up 34 points per game and an impressive 277.5 rushing yards per contest. Rashaad Penny is the leading rusher with 413 yards on 39 carries with three touchdowns through two games. Juwan Washington is adding 122 rushing yards while Christian Chapman has 293 passing yards with three touchdowns.
Stanford is off to a 1-1 start following its 42-24 loss at USC last weekend. The Cardinal have hit the over in both games. Stanford struggled on defense last week, allowing 623 yards to the Trojans, including 307 rushing yards. Stanford was held to just 342 total yards in the loss as well. Bryce Love managed 160 rushing yards and a touchdown, but Keller Chryst was just 15-of-28 passing for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Chryst has 425 yards and four touchdowns on the season while Love has 340 rushing yards.
I look for this game to be a physical battle like we are used to seeing from Stanford. Both teams are looking to run the ball down the others throats and both teams are built to stop it. Stanford hasn’t shown a consistency on offense that makes me think it will put up a big number on San Diego State and the Aztecs aren’t likely to march over the Cardinal. Look for a low-scoring game tonight.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: STANFORD/SAN DIEGO STATE UNDER 48.5