The Stanford Cardinal will be out to clinch the PAC 12 conference north title as they face the PAC 12 conference south champion UCLA Bruins in an NCAA college football game on Saturday afternoon. Kick off time from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena is scheduled for 6:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX.
The point spread opened up in this college football game at a pick.
Early money has shown on the side of the road team as Stanford is now favored by -1 ½ points.
In their head to head meeting last year it was Stanford with the 45-19 home win as a -22 ½ point betting favorite. The total went over 56 ½ points. CFB Trend: Stanford Cardinal is 3-0 ATS in their past three meetings with the UCLA Bruins.
Stanford has won five straight games. A Cardinal win and they will host the PAC 12 conference championship game next week. A loss by Stanford and an Oregon win against Oregon St and the Ducks are champions of the PAC 12 north. They improve to 9-2 on the season after a 17-14 road overtime win against the Oregon Ducks as a -18 ½ point road favorite. The total went under 67 points. The Cardinal force the overtime period with a Kevin Hogan ten yard touchdown pass with under two minutes remaining. Their offense produced 411 yards with 200 rushing for under 4 ½ yards per carry. Stanford survived three turnovers and took one away from the Ducks. Kevin Hogan hits on 25 of 36 passes for 211 yards with a touchdown and pick. Hogan a freshman QB is completing 74% of his passes with 7 touchdowns and three picks. Stepfan Taylor rushes for 161 yards on 33 carries. Stanford allowed Oregon 405 offensive yards with 198 from their ground attack for 5 yards per rush. The Cardinal has a stout defense. They give up just 328 yards a game good for 18th in all off football and 17 points a game 11th best in the nation.
UCLA has won five straight games. They win the PAC 12 conference south division after a 38-28 home win against the USC Trojans last week as a +4 point underdog. The total came in at over 64 ½ points. The Bruins open up a 24-0 lead early in the second quarter and holds on for the victory. Their offense gained 406 yards with 172 coming from their ground attack for 3 ½ yards per rush. UCLA wins the turnover battle by a +2 margin. Brett Hundley hits on 22 of 30 passes for 234 yards with a touchdown. The UCLA freshman signal caller completes 69% of his throws with 25 touchdowns and 9 picks. Johnathan Franklin rushes for 171 yards on 29 carries with two touchdowns. The UCLA defense allowed USC to put up 513 offensive yards with 17 from their running attack for over 5 ½ yards per rush attempt. UCLA’s defense struggles in pass defense. They allow 273 yards passing per game 108th worst in all of college football.