ESPN’s SP+ predicts final score of UCLA-Stanford clash in Week 8
ESPN’s SP+ has made predictions for this week’s college football slate. Among those projections is a pick for the UCLA-Stanford game.
What is SP+? In a single sentence, creator Bill Connelly describes it as follows: “a tempo- and opponent-adjusted measure of college football efficiency.”
The model does not foresee an upset at home for Stanford. Instead, the model predicts the Bruins to get a big win on the road, 37-16.
The model gives the Bruins an 88% win probability and also likes the team to cover the spread of 16.5 points. The model also likes the game to go under the total of 55.
🕺 WEEK 8 SP+ PICKS 👯♂️🎉
Ohio St 27, Penn St 22
FSU 29, Duke 22
Bama 28, Tenn 23
USC 31, Utah 25
OU 37, UCF 23
Iowa 22, Minn 15 (yeah right)
Michigan 34, Mich St 14
Horns 39, Coogs 21
Miami 26, Clemson 25??https://t.co/fjsWyQPXfP pic.twitter.com/vixWXXsWyM
— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) October 15, 2023
The 25th-ranked Bruins are looking for a win after losing two of their last three games. The team fell to the Oregon State Beavers last week by a score of 36-24.
Stanford, meanwhile, is looking to build off of an impressive come-from-behind win over the Colorado Buffaloes. The Cardinal are sitting at 2-4 and need some wins if they hope to become bowl-eligible.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN.