Arizona vs. USC Total Prediction
Will Arizona and USC combine for enough points on Saturday night to push the score over the total for bettors?
Matchup: Arizona (6-2) at USC (7-2)
TV: ESPN, 10:45 p.m. ET
Line: USC -7 (73)
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under for Saturday night's game is sitting at 73 points, which is also where the number opened. USC, meanwhile, is a 7-point home favorite after Washington opened as a 9-point underdog.
Who is the Public Backing?
As of this writing, the public is backing the suddenly hot Wildcats, although not by much. Just over 50% of tickets for Saturday night's games are on Arizona and the points.
Key Betting Trends
The Wildcats are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games in Southern Cal. The underdog is also 10-2 against the number in the last 12 meetings between these two teams while the road squad has covered in six of the last eight meetings.
OUR PREDICTION: Perhaps the Trojans finally got back on track last week in Tempe. USC had struggled offensively for weeks, but Sam Darnold and Co. racked up 48 points last Saturday against an ASU defense that was playing extremely well.
Meanwhile, Arizona has been the hottest team in the Pac-12, thanks in large part to young quarterback Khalil Tate. The Wildcats have scored an average of 45 points per game over their last four and the Trojans have struggled against dual-threat quarterbacks. Tate and the Arizona offense has averaged 567 yards per game over their last four contests, including in their 58-37 home win over Washington State last weekend.
The over is 4-0 in the Wildcats' last four games, is 6-1 in their last seven road games, and is 17-5 in their last 22 games when facing a team with a winning record. On the other side, the over is 19-7-2 in the Trojans;' last 28 home games versus a team with aw inning road record and has cashed in five of their last seven games when playing an opponent with a winning record on the season. If USC's offense is back, then points won't be a problem in Southern Cal on Saturday night.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 PICK: ARIZONA/USC OVER 73