|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAAFTwo Los Angeles-area college football rivals will be going after one another again as the USC Trojans will be traveling to Stanford Stadium to take on the Stanford Cardinal. This is the next big match in an ongoing rivalry that has pleased people around the entire city.
Stanford has won four of its last five matches against USC. The Trojans did win in their last match in 2013 by a score of 20-17. The Trojans narrowly missed the spread of -3.5 as the game was also below the over/under of 45.
The Cardinal last played this past weekend with a 45-0 victory over UC-Davis. Stanford passed the -42.5 spread but there was no over/under available for that game. The Cardinal has gone 7-1 under the point total in their last few games against other teams who had winning records at the time.
USC has beaten Fresno State in their last two matches. They did so 52-13 this past weekend and again this past December in a bowl game. For the more recent game, the Trojans won 52-13 and went over the -18.5 spread and 58-point total. The Trojans are also 7-3 ATS in their last ten games. However, the Trojans have lost against the spread in each of their last eight games on the road with teams who have winning records. They have also gone under on five of their last six games against such teams; the sixth game was a push in that category.
The underdog listed in the USC-Stanford series has been 6-1 ATS in recent time. This is better than the 2-5 ATS record that the Trojans have held at the same time in this rivalry.
Stanford is favored by Bet Royal sportsbook to have a very narrow advantage in this match. The Cardinal has -2.5 odds for this coming game. The over/under is also listed at 54 for the game. In addition, the Cardinal has a moneyline bet of -145 while the Trojans are relatively close with a +125 total for the match at large. It will be a very close game based on what the oddsmakers are posting for this rivalry match.