USC Trojans vs. Stanford Cardinal Point Spread

Betting Odds

Point Spread Line: Stanford -3
Over/Under: 54.5

Time: 3:30 PM EST Saturday September 6, 2014, ABC / ESPN3

In their last games USC beat Fresno State 52-13 and Stanford beat UC Davis 45-0.

This season Stanford is 1-0 at home and USC is 0-0 on the road.

USC football is mid-season form routing Fresno State last Saturday in a 52-17 blowout. This Saturday the Trojans will take on the two time defending league champions the Stanford Cardinals. Its expected that Stanford will not be lacking motivation in this heavyweight bout that obviously has championship implications. While it took weeks to find a solid quarterback in 2013 the Trojans settled on QB Cody Kessler who impressed with the blow out of Fresno in Week 1. Stanford also put a beating on its opponent 45-0 UC Davis. The Cardinals lead by QB Kevin Hogan put up a ton of running yards and its expected with RB Barry Sanders the Cardinals will stick with their solid running game.

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
USC: 1-0 SU 1-0 ATS
Stanford: 1-0 SU 1-0 ATS
Key Betting Trends
  • USC is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
  • USC is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 road games.
  • USC has an Under record of 5-3-1 in their last 9 games.
  • STAN is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
  • STAN is 3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games.
  • STAN has an Under record of 7-1 in their last 8 games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
USC: 86.50
Stanford: 89.63
Key Player Injuries

USC
[OL] 08/31/2014 - Khaliel Rodgers "?" Saturday vs. Stanford ( Knee )
[RB] 08/31/2014 - Tre Madden "?" Saturday vs. Stanford ( Toe )
[WR] 08/31/2014 - Steven Mitchell "?" Saturday vs. Stanford ( Knee )
[OG] 08/31/2014 - Jordan Simmons "?" Saturday vs. Stanford ( Knee )
[TE] 08/07/2014 - Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick out for season ( Academics )
[LB] 08/14/2014 - Jabari Ruffin out for season ( Knee )
[DB] 08/29/2014 - Anthony Brown quit the team ( Personal )
[DT] 08/26/2014 - Kenny Bigelow out indefinitely ( Knee )
[LB] 08/26/2014 - Lamar Dawson out indefinitely ( Knee )
[CB] 08/26/2014 - Joshua Shaw out indefinitely ( Ankle )

STANFORD
[DT] 08/30/2014 - Aziz Shittu "?" Saturday vs. USC ( Toe )
[DL] 08/23/2014 - Ikenna Nwafor out for season ( Undisclosed )
[OL] 08/28/2014 - Brandon Fanaika out for season ( Undisclosed )
[LB] 08/28/2014 - Lane Veach out for season ( Undisclosed )
[C] 08/28/2014 - Thomas Oser out indefinitely ( Undisclosed )

Next Game
USC vs. Boston College
Stanford vs. Army

Point Spread Pick

The USC Trojans appear to have a large edge in experience on the offensive side of the ball especially on the line where the Cardinal returns only 1 starter from last season. The Trojans knocked them off last season 20-17 but were run over for 210 yards. We doubt that will be the case this time around with the new offensive line of Stanford unlikely to be dominate with their lack of experience. Look for Southern Cal to not only get the point spread cover here, but we're going to call for them to put an end the Cardinal 17 game home winning streak.
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