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The Stanford Cardinal have won seven straight games against the UCLA Bruins and managed to cover the posted spread in six of those contests as we take a look at the college football betting trends for Week 7 of the season.
Stanford topped UCLA 31-10 on the road last season as 6-point underdogs on the betting lines, and they enter the matchup between ranked teams on Thursday night as a 6.5-point home favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark at 4-1 both straight up and against the spread on the season. UCLA is 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS heading into the key contest.
The Cardinal are 22-2 SU in their last 24 games at home, while the Bruins have struggled to pay out on the football betting lines at 0-7 ATS in their seven most recent games in October.
Elsewhere this week, the UNDER is 5-0 in the last five games for USC on the road as they head to Notre Dame with interim head coach Clay Helton in charge to face the Fighting Irish as increasing underdogs; Notre Dame opened as a 3-point favorite but have been bet up to a 7-point favorite at some sportsbooks. Notre Dame is on a run of 6-1 both SU and ATS.
Michigan State is 7-0 ATS in its last seven games against Michigan but has failed to cover the posted spread in each of its last six games as those teams prepare to meet on Saturday. The Wolverines are set as 7.5-point home favorites. As well, Texas A&M is just 2-6 ATS in its last eight home games as it hosts Alabama this week as a 4.5-point underdog.
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UCLA at Stanford
Stanford is riding a run of 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS in games against UCLA.
The UNDER is 8-0 in UCLA’s last eight October games.
UCLA is riding a run of 0-7 ATS in October games.
USC at Notre Dame
The UNDER is 5-0 in USC’s last five road games.
Notre Dame is riding a run of 6-1 SU and ATS overall.
USC is riding a run of 5-2 SU overall.
Michigan State at Michigan
Michigan State is riding a run of 7-0 ATS in games against Michigan.
Michigan State is riding a run of 0-6 ATS overall
The UNDER is 5-1 in Michigan’s last six games.
Alabama at Texas A&M
Alabama is riding a run of 4-1 SU and 1-4 ATS overall.
Texas A&M is riding a run of 5-12 ATS in conference games.
Texas A&M is riding a run of 2-6 ATS in home games.
Florida at LSU
LSU is riding a run of 4-1 SU and ATS in games against Florida.
Florida is riding a run of 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS overall.
The OVER is 4-0 in LSU’s last four games.
Penn State at Ohio State
Ohio State is riding a run of 7-2 SU and ATS in home games against Penn State.
The OVER is 5-1 in Penn State’s last six games.
Ohio State is riding a run of 13-0 SU in conference home games.
West Virginia at Baylor
The UNDER is 9-1 in West Virginia’s last 10 conference games.
West Virginia is riding a run of 1-5 ATS in October road games.
Baylor is riding a run of 10-1 SU overall.
Arizona State at Utah
Arizona State is riding a run of 8-0 SU and ATS in October games.
Utah is riding a run of 1-5 ATS in conference home games.
The UNDER is 5-1 in Arizona State’s last six games.
Louisville at Florida State
Louisville is riding a run of 6-0 ATS in road games.
Florida State is riding a run of 30-0 SU in regular season games.
Florida State is riding a run of 1-6 ATS in home games.
Iowa at Northwestern
The UNDER is 5-1 in Northwestern’s last six games.
Iowa is riding a run of 6-2 ATS in conference road games.
Northwestern is riding a run of 2-7 SU in conference home games.