A classic Pac-12 matchup is set for Saturday, September 11, 2021, when the Stanford Cardinal (0-1) visit the #15 USC Trojans (1-0). These two teams looked drastically different in their opening games and USC should be confident heading into this one. This game will air live on FOX at 10:30 p.m. EST.
Through one game, Stanford is averaging 7.0 points per game and 233.0 yards, 194.0 passing and 39.0 rushing. Defensively, the Cardinal are allowing 24.0 points and 344.0 yards, 144.0 through the air and 200.0 on the ground.
USC is averaging 30.0 points per game and 416.0 yards, 256.0 passing and 160.0 rushing. Defensively, the Trojans are allowing 7.0 points and 376.0 yards, 308.0 through the air and 68.0 on the ground.
Below is the betting pick, and preview, for the battle between the Stanford Cardinal and #15 USC Trojans. All odds are from DraftKings Sportsbook.
Stanford at USC Betting Trends
Stanford are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games.
Stanford are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Stanford are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against Southern California.
Stanford are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Stanford’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Southern California.
Stanford are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Pac-12 conference.
Stanford are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games played in September.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Stanford’s last 10 games played in week 2.
USC is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of USC’s last 7 games.
USC is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of USC’s last 7 games against Stanford.
USC is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of USC’s last 6 games when playing at home against Stanford.
USC is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Pac-12 conference.
USC is 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games played in September.
USC is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games played in week 2.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of USC’s last 5 games played on a Saturday.
The Stanford Cardinal traveled to Arlington, Texas, in week one, and left with a 24-7 defeat at the hands of the Kansas State Wildcats. Stanford used two QBs in this game, Tanner McKee and Jack West, who combined to go 23/30 for 194 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. The Cardinal running attack was non-existent as they combined for just 39 yards on 22 rushes. Defensively, Stanford allowed 344 total yards and forced one Kansas State interception.
USC hosted the San Jose State Spartans and finished with an impressive 30-7 win. The Trojans were leading by just six heading into the final quarter, but they won the final frame 17-0 to come away with the win. QB Kedon Slovis went 24/36 for 256 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. WR Drake London was impressive on the night as he hauled in 12 balls for 137 yards against the Spartans defense. Defensively, USC allowed 376 total yards and forced two San Jose State interceptions.
Series History: USC won the most recent meeting and leads this rivalry 62-33-3.
Prediction: I don’t see Stanford scoring enough to keep this game close. Give me USC -17.5 Saturday night.