Of all of the games on the Saturday 11/24 college football betting schedule, one of my favorite is the clash between the Stanford Cardinal and the UCLA Bruins. Join me for my Week 13 tips for this 6:30 p.m. ET kickoff that can be seen on FOX.
Stanford Cardinal (9-2, 7-4 ATS) -3
UCLA Bruins (9-2, 7-4 ATS) +3
It seems to be a bit ironic that the most important game out of the Pac-12 of the entire season isn’t a game involving either the Oregon Ducks or the USC Trojans. Instead, it’s a Stanford team that has everything on the line to get to the Rose Bowl going on the road against a UCLA team that has already shocked the world enough to win the Pac-12 South and establish perhaps a newly found level of dominance in the division.
Needless to say, there is a whole heck of a lot on the line in this one. Stanford is trying to keep its Rose Bowl hopes and BCS bowl hopes alive, two things that will only happen with a win in this game (or perhaps an Oregon loss). The Bruins know that they could still get a home game in the Pac-12 Championship Game if this one is won, and though it isn’t likely, they’re going to be playing their hearts out.
Here’s what I see in this college football matchup, though. I see a Stanford team that held Oregon to 14 points, held Cal to three, shut out Colorado, had Notre Dame down to just 13 in regulation, and kept USC to just 14. I see a UCLA team that held Arizona to 10, USC to a very respectable 28, and Utah to 14. And, I see a series that has had eight ‘under’ games since 2002 in 10 tries. As a result, I see a ‘total’ that probably should be in the 40s, not in the 50s.
Stanford @ UCLA Tips: Under 51.5