USC vs. Stanford Prediction

College Football Week 3 Predictions: USC vs. Stanford 9/17/16

Will the USC Trojans upset the Stanford Cardinal tonight at 8:00PM ET when the two teams kick off Pac-12 play?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Cardinal is now an 8.5-point home favorite over the Trojans after opening as a 6.5-point favorite. After the original number posted at 53, the over/under has been bet down to 52.5 points for tonight's Pac-12 matchup.

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The Trojans have dismissed linebacker Osa Masina after he was the center of investigations in two different states regarding separate sexual assault allegations of the same woman. "He's now been removed from the school all together, not just the football team," Salt Lake City-based attorney Greg Skordas said. "He's not allowed to practice. He's not even allowed to be on the campus."…Sophomore left tackle Chuma Edoga will not serve a suspension for pushing a ref in Saturday's win over Utah State. He was ejected from the game but won't face further punishment.

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Junior defensive lineman Harrison Phillips has been ruled out for tonight due to a knee injury. He initially suffered the aliment against Kansas State in Week 1 and missed all of 2015 due to a torn ACL in his opposite knee…Head coach David Shaw said there's a 90% chance that redshirt sophomore running back Bryce Love will play against USC. Love was held out of the season-opener against Kansas State due to an undisclosed injury. He averaged 7.8 yards per carry last season in backing up Christian McCaffrey.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Trojans are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games overall, are 1-4 ATS in their last five conference games and have failed to cover ins even of their last eight games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. The Cardinal, meanwhile, is 20-8 at the betting window in its last 28 games in the month of September, is 39-18 ATS in its last 57 home games and is 10-3 against the number in its last 13 games coming off a win.

 

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