USC at Washington

No. 3 USC had plenty of questions with a true freshman quarterback, but the Trojans may turn to their backup on Saturday when they face Washington at 3:30PM ET from Husky Stadium.

Bet USC at Washington

Matt Barkley led the Trojans down the field in a fourth-quarter drive to help defeat Ohio State 18-15 last week, but a bruised shoulder may keep Barkley from seeing the field on Saturday for the PAC 10 opener. Barkley has sat out of practice all week and coach Pete Carroll has not named a starter for Saturday’s game as of yet, with sophomore Aaron Corp looking more likely to get the call each day. The Trojans may also be without safety Taylor Mays, who is nursing a sprained knee ligament. Barkley was 15-of-31 passing for 195 yards and one interception against the Buckeyes last week, while Joe McKnight had 60 yards rushing on 16 carries. The USC offense had just 313 yards of offense, but held Ohio State to 265 yards.

Washington is off to a 1-1 start under new coach and former USC offensive coordinator, Steve Sarkisian. The Huskies lost 31-23 to LSU at home in the opener, but rebounded with a 42-23 win over Idaho last weekend. Jake Locker continues to look sharp, throwing for 253 yards on 17-of-25 passing with three touchdowns in last week’s win. Chris Polk also rushed for 80 yards and a score in the win. Defensively, Washington did allow Idaho to throw for 349 yards through the air.

Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made USC 21-point road favorites over Washington on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 53.5.

College Football Week 3 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

USC is 9-6 against the spread versus WASHINGTON since 1992

USC is 10-4 straight up against WASHINGTON since 1992

8 of 12 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

WASHINGTON is 1-1 against the spread versus USC over the last 3 seasons 

USC is 2-0 straight up against WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at WASHINGTON since 1992

WASHINGTON is 4-4 against the spread versus USC since 1992

USC is 4-3 straight up against WASHINGTON since 1992

4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons.

WASHINGTON is 1-0 against the spread versus USC over the last 3 seasons 

USC is 1-0 straight up against WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

WASHINGTON is 2-12 ATS (-11.2 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.

WASHINGTON is 0-9 ATS (-9.9 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.

WASHINGTON is 2-12 ATS (-11.2 Units) when playing on a Saturday over the last 2 seasons.

WASHINGTON is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest over the last 2 seasons.

WASHINGTON is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) in games played on turf over the last 2 seasons.

WASHINGTON is 2-12 ATS (-11.2 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.

WASHINGTON is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.

Southern Cal is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington

Southern Cal is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Washington

Washington is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Washington is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games at home

USC: 14-3 Under vs. conference

WASHINGTON: 0-8 ATS off home win
Week 3 College Football Injury Report
USC

No significant injuries.

WASHINGTON

No significant injuries.

USC at Washington Current Odds

USC Trojans -21 Over 53.5

Washington Huskies Under 53.5

Player Props:

Total rushing yards for Joe McKnight (USC): Over/Under 82.5

Will Stafon Johnson (USC) record a first half touchdown: Yes (+110) or No (-140)

Total receiving yards for Damian Williams (USC): Over/Under 65.5

Total completions for Jake Locker ( WASH): Over/Under 21.5

Will Locker throw an interception: Yes (-200) or No (+160)

Total rushing attempts for Chris Polk ( WASH): Over/Under 18.5

Total receptions for James Johnson ( WASH): Over/Under 2.5

Will Johnson record a touchdown: Yes (+160) or No (-200)

Bet USC at Washington

Posted: 9/19/09 12:06PM ET

 

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