USC vs. UCLA Week 15 Prediction
Pac-12 rivals meet in the Rose Bowl on Saturday night when 3-2 UCLA hosts No. 15 USC at 7:30 p.m. ET. Will the unbeaten Trojans avoid an upset and cover as a 3.5-point road favorite or will the Bruins cover for the fourth time in their last six games?
437 USC Trojans (-3.5) at 438 UCLA Bruins (+3.5); o/u 64
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, December 12, 2020
USC Trojans Game Notes
USC sophomore QB Kedon Slovis completed 25-of-32 passes for 287 yards and five touchdowns in a 38-13 victory over Washington State on Sunday. Slovis (6'2/200) led USC to touchdowns on their first five drives of the game, as the Trojans opened up a 35-6 halftime lead and never looked back. In the first quarter alone, he threw a ridiculous four touchdowns passes to Amon-Ra St. Brown, who tied a NCAA record for touchdown receptions in one quarter. The sophomore signal caller also tossed a 35-yard touchdown to Tyler Vaughns as the Trojans cruised to the blowout win. USC takes their 4-0 record into their rivalry game against UCLA this Saturday.
UCLA Bruins Game Notes
UCLA junior QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson completed 18-of-24 passes for 192 yards and a touchdown while rushing 15 times for 49 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 25-18 win over Arizona State. Thompson-Robinson continues to show his development as a passer this season. After a couple of good performances against Colorado and Cal early on, Thompson-Robinson came back again this week with another efficient performance. Though he did not put the ball in the end zone as often as in the previous two games, Robinson did showcase some impressive accuracy. He also earned his first game of the year without an interception, which is hopefully a trend he can continue. UCLA are now 3-2 with a rivalry game against USC up next.
USC vs. UCLA Betting Prediction
The Trojans are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games versus the Bruins, while the home team in this series is 12-5 against the number in the last 17 meetings between these two teams. USC is also 1-6 against the spread in its last seven games played in the month of December, is 3-10-2 against the number in its last 15 road games versus a team with a winning home record and is 1-5-1 at the betting window in its last seven games as a road favorite.
On the other side, the Bruins are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall, are 6-1-2 against the number in their last nine games following an ATS win and have covered the spread in four of their last five home games. UCLA is also 6-2-1 ATS in its last nine games as an underdog.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 15 BETTING PREDICTION: UCLA BRUINS +3.5