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USC vs Colorado: Pac 12 Lines

After suffering a heart-breaking defeat in triple overtime at home to Stanford last week, the USC Trojans get a much easier opponent on the road this Friday night against the hapless Colorado Buffaloes.

Colorado is just 1-8 SU and 2-7 ATS, including a 1-5 ATS record against Pac-12 opponents and six straight losses both SU and ATS.

Matt Barkley threw for 284 yards and three touchdowns in the loss to Stanford.The Buffaloes sport records of 1-8 and 2-7 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Trojans sit at 6-2 and 4-4 ATS on the season.

The over under records are 4-5 for the Buffaloes and 4-4 for the Trojans.

View Southern Cal vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

USC Betting Line: If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Trojans listed as 21.5-point favorites. Meanwhile, the over under line was sitting at 58.5 over at TopBet (where they are contiinuing to offer reduced-price college football wagering on select days on top of a huge 50% bonus).

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Buffaloes, currently No. 74 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Trojans, who rate No. 27 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 35-10 victory for the Trojans.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 111-ranked offense (18.8 PPG) against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 64 at 26.8 PPG. The Buffaloes passing attack has averaged 245.1 yards per game, less than the Trojans give up through the air (273.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Trojans feature the league's No. 9-rated road run defense, allowing 81.7 yards per game. Colorado, meanwhile, ranks No. 95 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Southern Cal was a 56-48 loser at home against Stanford. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (104) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Colorado was a 48-14 loser on the road against Arizona State. They failed to cover the 32–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (62) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Southern Cal Trojans Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 0-10
When playing within the conference are 2-8

A few Trojans at Buffaloes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Cal's last 6 games on the road
Southern Cal is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Southern Cal is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Cal's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games at home
Colorado is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Colorado is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Southern Cal home to Washington, Saturday, November 12
Colorado home to Arizona, Saturday, November 12

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