Stanford Cardinal (1-0) vs. USC Trojans (2-0)
Stanford Cardinal vs. USC Trojans 9/9/23 – The college football season is heating up as the Stanford Cardinal (1-0) prepare to square off against the USC Trojans (2-0) in what promises to be a thrilling Pac-12 matchup. The game is set for September 9, 2023, at 10:30 PM ET and will be held at United Airlines Field at the LA Memorial Coliseum, televised on FOX.
Coming into this contest, the Cardinal has key players showing promise. Casey Filkins, their running back, has made quite an impact, albeit with limited attempts. He’s managed 67 rushing yards from just 6 carries, boasting an average of 11.2 yards per attempt. Meanwhile, Stanford’s wide receiver, John Humphreys, has secured 3 receptions, accumulating 29 yards and a touchdown. Although the stats seem modest, Humphreys has shown an ability to find the endzone.
On the other hand, the Trojans have been a force to reckon with. MarShawn Lloyd, their running back, has been pivotal with 118 rushing yards over 16 attempts, averaging 7.4 yards per carry and even finding the endzone once. The wide-receiver position is well-served by Tahj Washington, who has tallied 160 receiving yards from just 5 receptions, accounting for 3 touchdowns, and boasting an eye-watering 32 yards per reception average. Check out our free daily football picks for more insights.
Stanford Cardinal vs. USC Trojans Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 9, 2023, 10:30 PM ET|
|Where:||United Airlines Field at the LA Memorial Coliseum|
Ashton Daniels QB vs. Caleb William QB
Stanford’s Ashton Daniels has been fairly consistent, completing 25 out of his 36 attempts, for 248 yards and a 69.4% completion rate. With a passer rating of 145.6, Daniels has thrown 2 touchdown passes and kept his slate clean with zero interceptions. Daniels has shown promise but will need to elevate his game to compete with the Trojans.
In stark contrast, USC’s Caleb Williams has been a revelation. Williams has an impressive 73.5% completion rate, throwing for a staggering 597 yards from 36 completions. His passer rating stands at an incredible 236.4. He has a phenomenal 9 touchdown passes already and has not been intercepted yet.
Caleb Williams appears to be in a league of his own. His performance in both yardage and touchdowns vastly outshines that of Ashton Daniels. While Daniels is no slouch, Williams has been nothing short of exceptional.
Odds/Point Spread: USC Trojans -5000, Total Odds: 69.5
The betting odds are strongly in favor of USC, with a spread of -28.5 and a moneyline of -5000. Stanford trails with a spread of +28.5 and a daunting moneyline of +1300. The total for the game has been set at 69.5, indicating an expectation for a high-scoring affair.
Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
Stanford’s recent betting trends are not particularly encouraging. They are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games and 1-5 SU in their last 6 games overall. Their performance against USC has been slightly better, boasting a 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games. However, they’ve struggled on the road, with a dismal 2-8 ATS record.
USC Trojans Betting Trends
USC has been strong, especially at home. Their record stands at 13-3 SU in their last 16 games. Notably, the total has gone OVER in 10 of USC’s last 10 games and 5 of their last 5 games at home. Against Stanford, the total has gone OVER in 5 of the last 6 games.
Stanford Cardinal vs. USC Trojans 9/9/23 Betting Picks
In light of the data provided, USC appears to be the overwhelming favorite to win this game. Caleb Williams’ form, coupled with strong performances from their key skill players, suggests that Stanford may struggle to keep pace. While Stanford may put up a fight, the odds and current form overwhelmingly favor the Trojans. Considering both teams’ recent performances and betting trends, taking USC to cover the spread seems like the logical choice. A potentially high-scoring game seems likely, given the OVER trends for both teams. Enjoy the game, and best of luck with your wagers! For more insights, check out our free daily sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: USC Trojans will win 53-17.