College Football Game Odds for Pac-12 Championship Match!
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The 2017 college football betting season is nearing its conclusion as we have but a handful of games before the season is officially under wrap. This Friday, the college football game odds will make their return with a thrilling matchup that is bound to draw some considerable action. The USC Trojans will face the Stanford Cardinal in the Pac-12 Football Championship Game to determine who the best team in the conference is. Let’s take a look at some NCAA picks and parlay odds to help bettors size up this weekend’s action.
Stanford Cardinal vs. USC Trojans – Friday, December 1st
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Stream: Watch ESPN
College Football Game Odds:
Stanford Cardinal +3 (-105) 57 ½ (-110) +135
USC Trojans -3 (-115) 57 ½ (-110) -155
The Cardinal marches into this Friday night pairing sporting a 9-3 record that ranks the program 1st in the Pac -12 North, thanks to the 7-2 conference record Stanford has accumulated this season. With a 30-22 win over the then-ranked No. 9 Washington a few weeks back, the Cardinal was able to solidify their position at the top of the division as well as their ticket to this year’s Pac-12 Championship match. Furthermore, Stanford enters this title game riding a 3-game win streak that includes the aforementioned win over Washington as well as a 17-14 triumph over Cal and a 38-20 upset of No. 8 Notre Dame this past weekend. Despite the high-level of competition that they beat during that streak, the top sportsbooks on the web are still siding against Cardinal this Friday night.
The Trojans enter this Pac-12 Championship with a 10-2 record that ranks USC 1st in the Pac-12 – South due to the 8-1 record that USC has posted in conference play. USC has beaten some of the top programs in the nation and their only losses of the year have come against the then-ranked No. 13 Notre Dame and the then-ranked 16 Washington State. In addition to riding their 4 game winning streak into this Friday’s pairing, the Trojans also enter this matchup as the 11th best ranked team in the nation. The college football game odds are siding heavily with USC in this one, which isn’t all that surprising when accounting for the difference in both teams’ rankings as well as records.
A quick glance at both of these teams’ numbers will reveal that USC has a slight advantage over Stanford. The Cardinal is putting up 32.3 points on offense while allowing 20.7 points defensively. USC has a better offense since their putting up 34.8 while their defense isn’t as sharp as Stanford’s, with a total of 26.2 points allotted in each matchup. Overall, these two are pretty close to one another and ultimately the NCAA football betting odds reveal that. However, if you had to pick one over the other, you might be better off siding with the team with the more ‘proven’ record.