Stanford vs USC Prediction

Stanford vs USC 12-01-17
Pac-12 Football Championship Pick

When: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, December 1, 2017
Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Bovada Betting Line: USC -4
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Stanford vs USC PAC12 Championship Pick

Stanford will try to defeat USC in the Pac-12 championship game for the second time in three seasons. Stanford (9-3) has won eight of its past nine following a 38-20 victory against No. 17 Notre Dame on Saturday, and USC (10-2) has won four straight for the second time this season. The last time these two teams met was Sept. 9 in Los Angeles and the Trojans played one of their best games of the season, piling up 623 total yards in a 42-24 victory. USC quarterback Sam Darnold completed 21-of-26 passes for 316 yards and four touchdowns, and led the Trojans on six touchdown drives of 75 yards or longer. Stanford’s go-to player continues to be running back Bryce Love, who had 160 rushing yards on 17 carries and scored a touchdown in the first meeting, one of 10 games with at least 100 yards rushing this season. USC will see a different quarterback as sophomore K.J. Costello replaced senior Keller Chryst four games ago and is coming off his best performance, throwing for 176 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions against the Fighting Irish.

Stanford vs USC Betting Trends

Stanford Cardinal
Stanford is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Stanford’s last 8 games
Stanford is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Southern California
Stanford is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Southern California

USC Trojans
Southern California is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Southern California is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern California’s last 6 games
Southern California is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Stanford
Southern California is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Stanford

Stanford vs USC Betting Prediction

The last time they met USC rolled over the Stanford defense. However, that was then and now the Stanford defense has been playing better. This game will be closer and lower scoring than last time and I will be taking the points as long as I can get at least 3.5.

Betting Pick: Stanford +4
Score Prediction:
USC 24 – Stanford 23