Check out our free Cougars vs Cardinal pick and preview for NCAAF week 13 game in Stanford. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NCAAF matchup.
Cougars vs Cardinal Pick & Preview: NCAAF Week 13 Betting Odds
On Saturday, November 26th at 11:00 PM ET, the Stanford Cardinal and BYU Cougars at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, CA. FS1 will carry the TV coverage for the game. In a non-conference matchup, the Cougars are -6.5 point favorites on the road. The over-under point total is currently set at 57.5.
Cougars vs Cardinal Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAF
- Teams: BYU Cougars at Stanford Cardinal
- Where: Stanford at Stanford Stadium
- Date: Saturday, November 26th
- Betting Odds:
- BYU -6.5, BYU -240 | STAN +191 O/U 57.5
The BYU Cougars travel to take on the Stanford Cardinal in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 6-5. So far, they have yet to play a game in the FBS Independents.
In their previous game, the Cougars won by a score of 52-26. The two team’s combined to score 78 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 63.5. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 420 yards, with 80 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 155th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, BYU is ranked 76th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 340 yards through the air.
Leading into this week’s game, look for a BYU offense to put together a strong performance. This season, the team is averaging 31.64 points per game and is generating explosive plays in the run game at a high rate. The team will be taking on a Stanford defense currently ranked just 114th in EPA. One matchup to watch in this game, is if BYU can generate some success in the run game. So far, the team is averaging 156.91 rush yards per game and have a matchup vs a Stanford defense that is vulnerable up front. So far, the Cougars are the 31st ranked team in pass yards per game, with an average of 282.36. This has come while throwing the ball an average of 33.45 times per contest, placing them 88th in the NCAA.
As the Cardinal travel to take on the BYU Cougars, they have an overall record of 3-8. This includes going 1-8 in Pac-12 action.
In their last matchup, Stanford fell by a score of 27-20 to California. Heading into the game, the Cardinal were 5.0 point underdogs on the spread, leading to a loss vs the spread. The two team’s combined to score 47 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 46.0. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 393 yards, with 113 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 177th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Stanford is ranked 113rd in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 280 yards through the air.
Coming into this week’s game, the Stanford offense is averaging 20.91. So far, big plays have been hard to come by for the unit, as they rank poorly in explosive plays in both on the ground and through the air. However, they have an opportunity to put together an above average performance vs a BYU defense ranked 111st in EPA. One matchup to watch in this game, is if Stanford can generate some success in the run game. So far, the team is averaging 112.27 rush yards per game and have a matchup vs a BYU defense that is vulnerable up front. Heading into the game, the Cardinal will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per game average of 248.45 yards places them 65th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 42nd ranked team in attempts per contest (36.91).
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game
In terms of betting, the Cougars have an ATS record of 3-7-0. Their current over-under record sits at 6-4-0. Through their last 5 road contests, the Cougars offense has averaged 30.0 points per game while allowing an average of 32.4. BYU posted an overall record of 3-2-0 while going 2-3-0 ATS.
In terms of betting, the Cardinal have an ATS record of 2-8-0. Their current over-under record sits at 5-5-0. In their last 5 games at home, the Cardinal have a straight up record of 2-3-0 while going 1-4-0 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 25.0 points per game in these contests.
Cougars vs Cardinal Pick
Free Spread Prediction: Stanford Cardinal 6.5
Free Spread Prediction: Under 57.5