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College Football Week 8 Picks: UCLA Bruins vs. Stanford Cardinal

Jeff GrantContributor IOctober 17, 2013

College Football Week 8 Picks: UCLA Bruins vs. Stanford Cardinal

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    The Stanford Cardinal haven't lost back-to-back games since October 2009, which is important to consider when making your college football Week 8 picks Saturday, as they prepare to host the UCLA Bruins at Stanford Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Cardinal are 5.5-point favorites in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 53.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Pac-12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.


    Gambling stats via SBR Forum

UCLA Bruins

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    The UCLA Bruins are 5-0 straight up and against the spread through five games this season, which includes a 37-10 victory over the California Golden Bears as 26.5-point home favorites last Saturday.

    Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley has thrown for 1,469 yards, 12 touchdowns and four interceptions in 2013.

Stanford Cardinal

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    The Stanford Cardinal will attempt to bounce back from their first loss of the season, as they suffered a 27-21 defeat to the Utah Utes as 7.5-point road favorites last Saturday.

    College football handicappers will find that the Cardinal have won and covered the spread in all three of their games as home favorites of 3.5 to seven points since 2011.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Stanford Cardinal in the first half, as the favorite is 4-1 against the spread in the last five overall meetings in this series.

    College Football Pick: Stanford Cardinal First Half


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