UCLA vs. USC Total Prediction
Will the UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans light up the scoreboard on Saturday night when the Pac-12 rivals clash at 8:00 p.m. ET in Southern California?
Matchup: UCLA (5-5) at USC (9-2)
TV: ABC, 8:00 p.m. ET
Line: USC -16
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under currently sits at 71.5 points after hitting the board at that same number. As for the point spread, USC opened as a 15-point home favorite but the line has climbed to 16 at most online sportsbooks.
Who is the Public Backing?
As of Thursday morning, 55% of tickets are on the Trojans to cover the large point spread.
Key Betting Trends
The favorite has cashed in six of the last eight meetings between these two teams while the home team is also 15-6 against the number in their last 21 games overall. The Bruins, meanwhile, are just 2-8 at the betting window in their last 10 road games versus the Trojans.
OUR PREDICTION: The over is a perfect 5-0 in the Bruins' last five road games, is 8-2 in their last 10 games overall, and is 4-1 in their last five conference games. The over is also 5-1 in their last six games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
On the other side, the over is 5-0 in the Trojans' last five games overall and is 4-0 in their last four games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous contest. The over is also 4-0 in USC's last four Pac-12 games and has hit in five of the Trojans' last seven home games.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 12 PICK: UCLA/USC OVER 71.5