|2012 ABC College Football Week 9 Odds & Spread: USC vs. Arizona|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 24 October 2012 11:30|
USC vs. Arizona Odds
USC is 6-1 on the year, 4-1 in the Pac-12 and 3-1 on the road. Arizona is 4-3 overall, 1-3 in conference play and 4-1 at home. The Trojans are 2-5 against the spread this year while the Wildcats are 4-3 ATS. USC has won 9 of its last 10 against Arizona.
Trends show that USC is just 1-6 against the spread in its last 7 meetings with Arizona while the underdog is 7-0 against the spread in the last 7 in this series. These two have also hit the under in their last four meetings in Arizona.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv USC is the road favorite in this game, as the Trojans are getting odds of -6.5 points at Arizona on Saturday. The over/under total has been set at 66 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had USC favored by 7.5 points. The spread quickly dropped to 7 points and then closed out at -6.5 points for the Trojans.
USC is coming off a dominant 50-6 win over Colorado. The Trojans have won four straight and are averaging 34.9 points per contest on the year. Defensively, USC is holding opponents to 16.7 points per contest. The team is being led by senior quarterback Matt Barkley, who has thrown for 1,773 yards and 22 touchdowns this season.
Arizona is coming off a 52-17 win over Washington last week. That snapped a three-game losing streak for the Wildcats. Two of the three losses came by 6 points or less. On the year, Arizona is allowing 30.4 points per game, but they are scoring 39.1 points per contest on offense. Arizona has the fifth-best passing attack in the nation behind quarterback Matt Scott, who has thrown for 2,355 yards and 17 touchdowns while rushing for 265 yards and three scores.
In terms of Injuries, USC tackle Aundrey Walker is questionable for this game with an undisclosed injury while tight end Randall Telfer is questionable with an ankle injury. Arizona has no injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this game are backing USC. The Trojans are getting 82% of the wagers with odds of -6.5 points at Arizona on Saturday night.