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Wildcats take on Trojans in Week 5 contest

Arizona WildcatsSouthern Cal Trojans
Oct 1, 3:30 PM | Grass of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Arizona Wildcats vs Southern Cal Trojans Odds

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The Southern Cal Trojans host Arizona on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-2 ATS mark against the 1-3 Wildcats in NCAAF action at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The Wildcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Trojans are 2-2 ATS. Arizona is 2-2 against the total, while Southern Cal is 2-2 versus the number.

View Arizona vs Southern Cal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Wildcats in this one found them as 13-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Trojans - Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to power ranks. Southern Cal is rated No. 55 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Wildcats sit at No. 26. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 30-16 win for the Trojans.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Cal's No. 79-ranked offense, averaging 25.5 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 106 this week at 35 PPG. The Trojans aerial game is averaging 280.2 yards per game, more than the Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 250.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Wildcats own the league's No. 80-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 197 yards per game when on the road. Southern Cal, on the other hand, rates No. 85 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Arizona was a 56-31 loser in its last match at home against Oregon. They failed to cover the 15–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 87 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Southern Cal, they were a 43-22 loser as they battled Arizona State on the road. Southern Cal failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 65 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7

Southern Cal Trojans Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Wildcats at Trojans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing Southern Cal
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona's last 10 games on the road
Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Southern Cal
Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Cal's last 5 games when playing Arizona
Southern Cal is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Arizona
Southern Cal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Cal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Arizona at Oregon State, Saturday, October 8
Southern Cal at California, Thursday, October 13

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