2012 Pac-12 College Football Week 8 Odds & Spread: Colorado vs. USC Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Thursday, 18 October 2012 10:30
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Colorado vs. USC Odds

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LOS ANGELES (The Spread) – No. 11 USC looks to stay in the race for the Pac-12 title on Saturday when it hosts Colorado at 6PM ET on the Pac-12 Network.

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USC is 5-1 overall this year, 3-1 in the Pac-12 and 2-0 at home. Colorado is 1-5 overall, 1-2 in the Pac-12 and 1-1 on the road. The Buffaloes and the Trojans are both just 1-5 against the spread this year. USC has won its last three against Colorado.

Trends show that USC is 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 games in October and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a win. Colorado is 7-19 ATS in their last 26 road games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv USC is the heavy favorite in this game, as the Trojans are getting odds of -40.5 points at home against Colorado. The over/under total for the game has been set at 57.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had USC favored by 40 points. The spread hit a peak of 41 points during the week before closing at USC -40.5.

USC is coming off a 24-14 win at Washington last week. The Trojans have had three of their five wins this year come by 13 points or less, and their last two come by 10 points. The Trojans are giving up only 18.5 points per game this year while scoring 32.3 points per contest. The Trojans are led by quarterback Matt Barkley, who has thrown for 1,475 yards and 16 touchdowns on the year.

Colorado is coming off a 51-17 loss to Arizona State last week at home. The Buffaloes have had their last three losses come by at least 28 points. Colorado ranks 120th in the country in defense, allowing 41.3 points per game. The offense is 106th in scoring, averaging 20.8 points per game. The offense is being led by quarterback Jordan Webb, who has thrown for 1,141 yards and eight touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, USC defensive back Kevon Seymour is questionable with an undisclosed injury while tight end Randal Telfer is questionable with an ankle injury. Colorado defensive back Paul Vigo is questionable for this game with an undisclosed injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Colorado as the Buffaloes are getting 61% of the wagers with odds of +40.5 points at USC on Saturday.

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