The battle for second place in the Pac-10 takes place on Saturday night with 10th ranked Stanford a 9.5 point favorite at home against 13th ranked Arizona. Both teams are trailing Oregon in the Pac-10 but each team has a chance to play in a BCS bowl game. Stanford is off to their best start in 40 years and they are heavily favored in college football betting odds at SBG to get past Arizona in this game that can be seen on ABC.
Stanford averaging 42.4 points per game
The Stanford offense has been very potent this season as they are averaging more than 42 points per game. The Cardinal has a top quarterback in Andrew Luck and a solid running game. Last week it was Stanford rolling over Washington by a score of 41-0. Luck is third in the Pac-10 with 20 touchdown passes. Stanford’s defense is also playing well as they are third in the conference in total defense.
Arizona allowing 14.4 points per game
While Stanford wins with offense, Arizona wins with defense. The Wildcats won last week against UCLA but their defense did give up a couple of big plays so that is a concern in this game on the road at Stanford. The Arizona offense got untracked last week as they had 583 yards and 32 first downs behind backup quarterback Matt Scott. This week the Wildcats are hoping to have starter Nick Foles back. He has missed the last two games due to injury. He leads the conference in passing and for Arizona to have a chance they need him to play. Last year it was Arizona outscoring Stanford 43-38. Foles threw for 415 yards and three touchdowns.
The Cardinal is 14-2 in their last 16 games at home. They could be tested by Arizona who has done well getting points. The Wildcats are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games as an underdog. The Wildcats are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings against Stanford. It should be noted that although Stanford wins, they don’t always cover. The Cardinal is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite.
The Under is 5-1 in the Wildcats last 6 road games. The Over is 7-0 in Stanford’s last 7 home games. The Over is 10-3 in Stanford’s last 13 games overall. The Under is 4-0 in college football odds in the last 4 meetings between the two teams in Stanford.