Arizona a Favorite Against USC

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Arizona will try and bounce back from a bad loss last week as they host USC on Saturday night in a college football betting game that can be seen on ABC.  Arizona was no match for Stanford a week ago but the Wildcats are still playing for a nice bowl game so they can’t afford to lose at home to the Trojans.

 Arizona is a 4.5 -point favorite with a total of 59 at SBG Global.

 USC is ineligible for a bowl game this season but they are still having a decent season. They are 6-3 overall and 3-3 in the Pac-10.  USC has a very good offense led by quarterback Matt Barkley but the Trojans defense is simply not very good. USC is 14th in the country in total offense but they are 97th in total defense.  That has meant some high scoring games like last week’s 34-33 win over Arizona State.

 Arizona also has a good offense as they are averaging 30.9 points per game.  Last week in the loss against Stanford it was the defense that was poor in a 42-17 loss.  Arizona has quarterback Nick Foles and running back Nic Grigsby and both should have big days against USC’s defense.  The problem for Arizona is getting their defense to play better. They allowed a season-worst 516 yards last week to Stanford.  Arizona is still the best in the conference in scoring defense at 17.4 points per game but they didn’t look like it last week.

 USC leads the all-time series against Arizona 26-7 and they have won the last four games in Tucson.  The Trojans are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as a road underdog. The Trojans are 22-8 ATS in their last 30 games in November. The Trojans are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 conference games.

 The Wildcats are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a home favorite. The Wildcats are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in November. Arizona is 5-0 ATS in the last five college football betting games against USC.

 The Over is 6-0 in the Trojans last 6 games overall. The Over is 5-2 in the Trojans last 7 road games. The Over is 4-1 in the Wildcats last 5 games overall. The Over is 4-1 in the Wildcats last 5 home games. In this series, the Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

USC at Arizona
Saturday, 8:00 pm Eastern – ABC

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