Planning on watching today’s Cardinal and Trojans game? Catch the action at Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA, as the Trojans hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on PACN. The over/under for this Pac-12 conference contest is set at 153.5 points, with the Trojans being the favored team playing at home against the Cardinal.

STANFORD CARDINAL VS USC TROJANS BETTING PICK

The Pick: USC Trojans -4

This game will be played at Galen Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE USC TROJANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Trojans.
  • Not only will USC pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Does Stanford Have What it Takes on the Road?

Stanford comes into today’s matchup as the underdog, with a point spread of +4. So far this season, they have gone 7-6 and have won their last two games. In their last game, they defeated UCLA by a score of 59-53.

On the road this season, the Cardinal are just 1-2 and have an average scoring margin of -3.7 points per game. Over their last ten road games, they are just 3-7.

Stanford has an ATS record of 7-5 this season and they are 2-1 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cardinal have an ATS mark of 6-4.

So far this season, the over/under record in Stanford games is 8-4 and today’s line of 153.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (148.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.

The Stanford offense is coming off a game where they scored 59 points against UCLA. They posted a field goal percentage of 36% and connected on 6 threes. The Stanford offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 24.8 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 37% of their looks from outside this season.

In terms of defense, Stanford is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. UCLA, the Bruins finished with a field goal percentage of 32% and a total of 53 points vs. Stanford.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Trojans?

So far this season, the USC Trojans have been favored in 11 of their 14 games and are favored by 4 points today against Stanford. Overall, USC has a record of 7-7 and is 5-3 at home.

In their last game, the Trojans defeated California by a score of 82-74. Over their last 10 games at home, USC is 6-4.

As the favorite this season, USC is 6-5 vs. the spread. Overall, they are 6-8 ATS this year. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Trojans are 5-5 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 4-4 this season and 4-6 in their last 10 home games.

USC’s over/under record this season is 11-3 and today’s over/under line of 153.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (147.7). So far, their games have averaged 152.6 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 155 points.

The Trojans’ offense wrapped up their last game with 82 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 77.9 points per contest. Boogie Ellis led the team in scoring, putting up 15 points. Additionally, Kobe Johnson contributed 14 points for the Trojans.

In terms of defense, USC is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 74.7 points per game. Against California in their most recent game, the USC defense gave up a total of 74 points while allowing California to hit 53% of their shots.