|2012 College Football Week 7 Odds & Spread: USC vs. Washington|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 12 October 2012 06:30|
USC vs. Washington Odds
USC is 4-1 overall, 2-1 in the Pac-12 and 2-1 on the road. Washington is 3-2 overall, 1-1 in conference play and 3-0 at home. USC is 1-4 against the spread this year while Washington is 2-3 ATS. Washington has won and covered in two of its last three against USC.
Trends show that USC is 2-5 against the spread in its last 7 meetings against the Huskies and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 trips to Washington. The underdog has covered the spread in 5 of the last 7 games in this series as well.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv USC is the favorite to win this game, as the Trojans have odds of -12.5 points at Washington on Saturday. The over/under total for this game has been set at 54.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had USC as a 13.5-point favorite. The spread never got any higher than that, but did drop to 11.5 points during the week before closing at 12.5 points.
USC is 4-1 on the year following a 38-28 win at Utah last week. The Trojans have been somewhat underwhelming this year considering their high expectations entering the season. Against BCS opponents, the Trojans are winning by just an average of 13.7 points. USC is only allowing 19.4 points per game and scoring 34 points per contest. The team is led by quarterback Matt Barkley, who has thrown for 1,308 yards and 15 TDs this season.
Washington is coming off a 52-21 loss at Oregon last week. The Huskies have had both their losses come against teams ranked in the top 10 this year, as they also lost to LSU. Washington did beat Stanford, who handed USC its only loss. This year, Washington is averaging only 22.8 points per game on offense while giving up 26.2 points per contest on defense. The offense has been led by running back Bishop Sankey, who has run for 433 yards and six touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, USC tight end Randall Telfer is questionable for this game with an ankle injury while cornerback Brian Baucham is out with a lung injury. Washington has no injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Washington. The Huskies are getting 53% of the wagers with odds of +12.5 points at home against USC on Saturday.