Sacramento State Hornets (2-0) vs. Stanford Cardinal (1-1)
Sacramento State Hornets vs. Stanford Cardinal 9/16/23 – Sacramento State Hornets take on Stanford Cardinal in Week Three of college football season for an intriguing matchup that promises an incredible battle between these two sides. Sacramento State boasts an undefeated start with two wins out of two games played so far while Stanford sits with an even 1-1 mark. All this action will unfold Saturday at 8 PM ET from Stanford Stadium, and PACN will broadcast it.
Sacramento State’s offense relies heavily on running back Marcus Fulcher, who has amassed 150 rushing yards from 31 attempts and scored three touchdowns – he serves as a cornerstone of their offensive machinery. Wide receiver Devin Gandy has also made an impression, collecting four receptions for 115 yards at an average catch length of 28.8 yards; although yet to score, his average is indicative of game-changing plays in store.
Stanford’s offense is led by running back Casey Filkins, who has amassed 130 yards in just 11 rushing attempts at an impressive 11.8 average yards-per-carry rate. John Humphreys adds another layer to their ground game with five receptions totaling 71 yards and one touchdown for wide receiver John Humphreys; Humphreys will serve as an integral component in Stanford’s offensive strategy. If you’re looking for the free football picks today, consider their matchups carefully.
Sacramento State Hornets vs. Stanford Cardinal Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 8:00 PM ET|
Kaiden Bennett QB vs. Ashton Daniels QB
Sacramento State’s Kaiden Bennett has had a compelling season so far, completing 25 of 38 passing attempts for 397 yards. His passer rating of 174.3 reveals his efficiency and impact on the game. Bennett brings strengths in accuracy with a 65.8% completion rate and has a strong arm, as evidenced by his 10.4 yards per pass attempt. However, he will need to avoid interceptions to give his team the best chance to win. Tactical awareness and quick decision-making under pressure are other strong suits Bennett possesses.
Ashton Daniels, Stanford’s quarterback, has had a decent start with 267 passing yards from 27 completions in 43 attempts. His completion percentage stands at 62.8%, and his passer rating is a respectable 125.6. Daniels has a more conservative approach, averaging 6.2 yards per pass. His one interception so far indicates his cautious playing style, but he will need to improve his decision-making to be more aggressive while avoiding turnovers.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Stanford ML, Total Odds: –
The current betting odds for the game are not yet available. Therefore, it’s crucial to keep an eye on updates to assess the market and make an informed betting decision closer to game time.
Sacramento State Hornets Betting Trends
Sacramento State has been performing well against the spread, boasting a 5-0 ATS record in their last five games. However, they have struggled in straight-up scenarios, especially on the road, with a 1-10 SU record in their last 11 games away from home. This indicates they often outperform expectations but still fall short in the win column. The total has gone under in six of their last seven games, which could suggest a low-scoring affair.
Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
Stanford has been struggling both SU and ATS lately, with a 1-6 SU record in their last seven games and a concerning 1-7 ATS record in their last eight games. Even at home, they are 1-9 ATS in their last ten games. However, they are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games played in week 3. The total has gone over in four of Stanford’s last six games, contrasting with Sacramento State’s trend toward lower scores.
Sacramento State Hornets vs. Stanford Cardinal 9/16/23 Betting Picks
Based on current trends and performance metrics, this match-up seems poised for a defensive battle with a possible lower total score. While Stanford has more depth and higher-level competition experience, Sacramento State’s recent ATS record cannot be ignored.
If betting odds become available, consider taking Sacramento State to cover the spread, given their recent ATS performance. However, the safer bet would be Stanford for a straight-up win. Keep an eye on the over/under markets, as contrasting trends from both teams could provide an exciting betting opportunity. For more insights and potential betting opportunities, you can also explore some free expert sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: Stanford 24, Sacramento State 14.