USC vs Stanford Line & PickNoah Williams
The USC Trojans will look to get the big road upset against No. 7 Sanford when they square off in an intriguing Week 3 Pac-12 battle that I believe is offering college football bettors a ton of value.
The college football week 3 betting line favors Stanford by 8.5-points to beat USC. Now, let’s find out where that value is people!
USC Trojans vs Stanford Cardinal Betting Line & Expert Pick
What: USC Trojans (1-1) at Stanford Cardinal (1-0)
When: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Stanford, CA
Stadium: Stanford Stadium
Spread: Stanford -8.5
Moneyline: Trojans +270 vs Cardinal -345
Game Total: N/A
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: USC vs Stanford
Bet The USC Trojans at +8.5 Because…
The Trojans (1-1 SU, 1-1 ATS) pounded the hell out of Utah State in their commanding 45-7 Week 2 win while covering the spread as a 15.5-point home favorite.
USC quarterback Max Browne completed 23 of 30 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns while gifted wide receiver while JuJu Smith-Schuster caught seven passes for 65 yards and two scores. Defensively, USC is giving up an overly generous 29.5 points per game. Kicker Matt Boermeester has gone 3-4 on field goals this season with a long of 47 yards.
Bet The Stanford Cardinal at -8.5 Because…
Stanford got of to a fine start by beating K-State 26-13 in Week 1 to narrowly cover the spread as a 12-point home fave. Superstar running back Christian McCaffery rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries to lead the Cardinal to victory while quarterback Ryan Burns threw for 156 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, the Cardinal never allowed more than seven points in any quarter while limiting K-State to 130 rushing yards and 243 passing yards.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
I know USC has had two of the best recruiting classes in the nation the last two seasons, but you’d never know it the way the Trojans often look lost and confused.
Conversely, Stanford has a great, if underrated, head coach in David Shaw and a lockdown defense that just doesn’t give up many points.
Stanford has gone 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following an SU win and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 September games.
With USC going 1-4 ATS in their last five conference games, 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 matchups against Stanford, the Cardinal are the easy pick to win their third straight game over their longtime Pac-12 rivals.