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Trojans vs Buffaloes Game Preview

Southern Cal TrojansColorado Buffaloes
8-3November 23, 2013, 03:33 | Folsom Field4-6

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Buffaloes host the Trojans at Folsom Field in Week 13 action.

The Trojans will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 6-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Buffaloes are 5-5 ATS. Southern Cal is 4-7 against the total, while Colorado is 7-3 versus the number.

View Southern Cal Trojans vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup, the Buffaloes sat as 21.5-point underdogs, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

The game pits the Buffaloes, currently No. 115 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Trojans, who rate No. 33 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 34-14 victory for the Trojans.

Last time out for Southern Cal, they were a 20-17 winner as they battled Stanford at home. Southern Cal covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 37 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Sefo Liufau led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 364 yards Saturday as the Buffaloes downed the Golden Bears 41-24 at Folsom Field.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 82-ranked offense, averaging 25.9 PPG, against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 16 this week at 19.36 PPG. The Buffaloes aerial game is averaging 252.8 yards per game, more than the Trojans secondary allows through the air, 217.45 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Trojans feature the league's No. 33-rated road run defense, allowing 140 yards per game. Colorado, meanwhile, ranks No. 104 in rushing offense at home.

A few Trojans at Buffaloes trends to consider:
Southern Cal is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Southern Cal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Cal's last 5 games
Southern Cal is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Colorado is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
Colorado is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Colorado is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Southern Cal home to UCLA, Saturday, November 30th
Colorado at Utah, Saturday, November 30th