San Diego State Aztecs (0-0) vs Stanford Cardinals (0-0)Date : 08/31/2018
Time : 9:00 PM ET
Location : Stanford Stadium
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
San Diego State Aztecs vs Stanford Cardinals
The Cardinals will open their season against the Aztecs at Stanford Stadium. The San Diego State Aztecs are coming off a terrific season ending the year 10-2 while the Stanford Cardinals finished the 2017 campaign 9-5 they will look to bounce back after losing to USC in the Pac-12 Championship.
San Diego State Aztecs's Latest Performance :
The Aztecs are a much-experienced team compared to last season and it will show in the season opener against Stanford. The Aztecs will be getting the same players they had to start in the season opener against Stanford. They will finish with 10 or more wins this season with the amount of talent they have on the roster. The Aztecs are expected to rely on an impressive running game and a solid defense. The attention will be on Juwan Washington he has a huge shoe to fill after Rashaad Penny broke the school record for most rushing yards in a single season with 2,248. I expect Washington to fit in the Aztecs running system just fine and put up huge numbers this season. The Aztecs defense held four opponents to 10 or fewer points and ranked number 21 in the country in points allowed per game. The Aztecs are likely to rely on their running game to lead them to a season opener victory.
Stanford Cardinals's Latest Performance :
Leading the offensive line for Stanford will be running back Bryce Love. Last season he scored 19 touchdowns averaging 8.1 yards per carry, he will look to have a breakout season. They can rely on Love and the line for production and get their defense off the field quickly, they should be able to keep a number next to their name all year. K.J. Costello will be starting in the season opener he finished the year completed 58.8% of his passes for 1573 total yards to go along with 14 TD and 4 INT. The Cardinal will be entering the 8th season under head coach David Shaw. Stanford has won at least 8 games in each of Shaw’s first 7 seasons on the job and is an impressive 52-15 in conference play during this stretch. Stanford defense still remains questionable their top seven players won’t be returning for the season and this will play a huge factor as they have to play against the best rushing team in the Nation.
How San Diego State Aztecs & Stanford Cardinals Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Cardinal are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on grass.
Aztecs are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 vs. Pac-12.
Against The Spread Selection: San Diego State Aztecs +14.5
My reason for the pick :
Expect the San Diego State Aztecs running game to be displayed right from the get-go. They should be able to pick up the win on the road against Stanford. With five starters back on the offensive line it is tough not to see them pulling out with a win on the road. Love will do all he can to keep Stanford in striking distance but the defensive line of the Aztecs will prove to be too much for Love to handle. Juwan Washington is destined for stardom.
Betting trends for San Diego State Aztecs:
- Aztecs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
Betting trends for Stanford Cardinals:
- Cardinals are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Friday Games.