|2012 FOX College Football Game of the Week Odds & Spread: USC vs. UCLA|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 14 November 2012 10:30|
USC vs. UCLA Odds
UCLA is 8-2 on the season, 5-2 in the Pac-12 and 4-1 at home. USC is 7-3 overall, 5-3 in the Pac-12 and 3-2 on the road. The Bruins are 6-4 against the spread this season while the Trojans are 3-7 ATS. USC has won five straight against UCLA.
Trends show that USC is 9-4 against the spread in its last 13 games against UCLA but the home team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 games in this series. These two teams have hit the under in their last 6 meetings, including their last 4 meetings at UCLA.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, USC is the slight favorite on the road in this game, as the Trojans have odds of -4 points at UCLA on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 65 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had USC favored by 3 points. That was the lowest the spread got during the week and it is now at its peak with USC favored by 4 points.
UCLA is coming off a 44-36 win at Washington State last week. The Bruins have now won four straight since a 43-17 loss at Cal. This season, UCLA is scoring 37.7 points per game while the defense is allowing only 24.7 points per contest. The team is being led by running back Johnathan Franklin, who has rushed for 1,270 yards and eight touchdowns. Quarterback Brett Hudley has thrown for 2,739 yards and 24 touchdowns as well.
USC is coming off a 38-17 win over Arizona State last week. That win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Trojans, as they lost to Arizona and Oregon. USC has been strong all year on offense, as they are averaging 36.9 points per game. The defense is allowing just 23.5 points per contest. Matt Barkley has thrown for 2,972 yards and 33 touchdowns to lead USC, while receiver Marqise Lee has caught 98 passes for 1,447 yards and 13 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, UCLA receiver Devin Lucien is questionable with a collarbone injury. USC tight end Christian Thomas has been listed as questionable with a hip injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing USC. The Trojans are getting 64% of the wagers with odds of -4 points at UCLA on Saturday afternoon.