USC vs. Colorado Predictions
Following back-to-back wins both straight up and against the spread, will USC rout Colorado when the Pac-12 foes meet at 4:00 p.m. ET in Boulder today?
ODDSMAKERS LIKE: USC. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Trojans are 14-point road favorites versus the Buffaloes, who opened as 12.5-point underdogs. As for the total, the number currently sits at 62.5 points after hitting the board at 64.5.
THE PUBLIC LIKES: USC. As of Saturday morning, the Trojans are receiving 53% of tickets for this game.
HISTORICAL TRENDS LIKE: Colorado. The home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams.
WHO WE LIKE: USC. Following a horrific performance in South Bend a few weeks ago, the Trojans have snapped out of their season-long funk. They weren't prepared to deal with the pre-season hype that they received before the season but now Sam Darnold and Co. are rolling.
The Trojans have rushed for 672 total yards the last two weeks, which has helped take pressure of Darnold, who was forcing too many passes when it was all on him. USC is 11-2 against the spread away from its home digs after three or more consecutive overs.
Meanwhile, Colorado blew a 27-17 lead last week at Arizona State but the Sun Devils out-scored the Buffaloes 24-3 in the final quarter in a CU loss. The Buffs have thrown for over 350 yards the past two games but I think Ronald Jones II takes over this game for USC, which cruises to its third straight victory.
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