Pick Home Fave UCLA ATS vs. Stanford for Rivalry Weekend

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 7:44 PM UTC

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 7:44 PM UTC

I believe the phrase is “ships passing in the night.”  While Stanford is suffering the worst season in 4 years under HC Shaw, UCLA is continuing their 3 year revival under Head Coach Mora. Find out who we like for our college football pick. 

<p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, sans, sans-serif;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);"><iframe allowfullscreen frameborder="0" height="330" src="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/video/embed/?videoId=23780" width="560"></iframe></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/stanford-ucla-battle-the-victory-bell-friday-night/51719/" target="_blank" title="Stanford &amp; UCLA Battle for The Victory Bell Friday Night"><strong>Stanford vs. UCLA (-5) 3:30 ET ABC</strong></a><br /> At 6-5 SU, Stanford has already become eligible for the Bowl game.  Yet, at this time of year, they are considering a much larger prize!  For UCLA, this victory clinches the PAC 12 South and an opportunity to meet <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/college-football-picks-pac-12-likely-come-down-oregon-ucla/40511/" target="_blank" title="College Football Picks: Pac-12 Likely To Come Down To Oregon &amp; UCLA">Oregon in the PAC 12 title</a> game.</p> <p>It has been an incredible multiple-year run for <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/the-stanford-cardinal-s-2014-2015-college-football-betting-preview/47992/" target="_blank" title="The Stanford Cardinal's 2014-2015 College Football Betting Preview">the Stanford Cardinal</a>. The previous 3 years of this surge were under the guidance of current HC Shaw. Entering this season, Stanford was on a 4-year run of 46-8 SU and 35-18 ATS.  A stable factor in that ascent has been a sub-20 point defense that allowed less than 350 YPG in the pass-crazed PAC 12. Along with a ground game that in 3 out of 4 years averaged at least 208/5.0 overland, the Cardinal looked like an anomaly (more resembling a Big 10 powerhouse) in the PAC 12. This season, the defense has remained staunch. The Cardinal still allows just 17 PPG, 113/3.2 overland, 290 YPG and just 4.2 YP play. As such, it is never easy to fade them in this role of Defensive Dog in a series where they have won the previous 6 games. Last week, Stanford soared over my California selection, when they profited from a +4 net TO margin. But, the 418-310 yardage edge, hardly spoke to the 38-17 final score. The true reason for the Cardinal decline has been an impotent offense whose ground attack has declined to 150/4.3. With much less to play for than usual at this time of year, we may not see Stanford’s best effort today.</p> <p>We know we certainly will get the best from UCLA. This is to clinch the PAC 12 South title with the right to play Oregon for <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/college-football-odds-2014-conference-championships/48529/" target="_blank" title="College Football Odds on 2014 Conference Championships">the conference crown.</a> My only concern is the pressure of that situation in the role of favorite. Mora has done an amazing job in reestablishing the Bruins as a force on the West Coast.  In his 2 previous years at the helm, UCLA has gone 19-8 SU, 17-10 ATS. With a balanced 16 RS, led by prolific QB Hundley, the Bruins were expected to immediately contend for PAC 12 superiority. Perhaps a case of senioritis led to a stumble out of the gate. Through the end of October, it appeared they were sleepwalking against a group of teams who did not challenge them.  As a favorite in 7 of those games, UCLA responded by going 6-2 SU, but just 1-7 ATS.   But when the calendar turned to November and the season was on the line, the Bruins have responded.  They enter today winners of 5 straight games and, at lower price points, covering their last 3 contests.  That includes last week’s 38-20 rivalry win against USC in which they outgained the Trojans 461-276. </p> <p>Today, the Trojans come as the far more motivated team and in better current form.  Six time revenge, combined with the motivation of a division championship and a recent 5-0 SU, 3-0 ATS record, to make UCLA easy an easier than expected double digit victor today, covering <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/" target="_blank" title="SBR's live college football odds">college football odds</a>. Take them for your <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/" target="_blank" title="Free college football picks">college football picks</a>.</p> <p><strong>Free College Football Pick: </strong><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=809&amp;book=inarticle5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet at 5Dimes">UCLA -5.5 at 5Dimes</a></p> <p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":294501, "sportsbooksIds":[19,43,227,1096,999996,93,238,123,139], "LineTypeId":5, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p>
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