USC vs Arizona Pac 12 Odds Preview
The USC Trojans will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday night against a foe that has taken their money in recent years.
Arizona is 2-6 SU, but 6-2 ATS in their past eight Pac 12 battle vs Southern Cal. They meet at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Week 7 college football wagering action.
USC is just 2-7 ATS in its last nine conference games.
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 63-rated Trojans and the No. 47-rated Wildcats in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 43-27 win for the Wildcats on Thursday.
Last time out for Arizona, they were a 31-13 loser as they battled Washington on the road. Arizona failed to cover in the match as a 8.5-point underdog, while 44 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Ka'Deem Carey ran through the Washington defense for 132 yards in Arizona's last game, but the Wildcats still lost a 31-13 decision at Husky Stadium. Tre Madden went over the 100-yard mark (128) in his team's latest effort, but Arizona State still defeated Southern Cal by a score of 62-41.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Cal's No. 88-ranked offense, averaging 26 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 9 this week at 14.25 PPG. The Trojans aerial game is averaging 189.8 yards per game, more than the Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 185.75 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Wildcats feature the league's No. 40-rated road run defense, allowing 142 yards per game. Southern Cal, meanwhile, ranks No. 76 in rushing offense at home.
A few Wildcats at Trojans trends to consider:
Arizona is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Arizona is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Southern Cal
Arizona is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Southern Cal
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing Southern Cal
Southern Cal is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Southern Cal is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Cal's last 6 games at home
Southern Cal is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
Arizona at Utah, Saturday, October 19th
Southern Cal at Notre Dame, Saturday, October 19th