We’ve got a must-see matchup this Saturday night at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, California, as USC and UCLA face off. USC won this matchup last season, 52-35.
Let’s look at where the value is at in this one.
Odds (via FanDuel)
• USC: -142
• UCLA: +116
• USC -2.5: -114
• UCLA +2.5: +106
• Over 62.5: -106
• Under 62.5: -114
Key Points to Consider
Some Numbers: This will be USC’s first real test of the season as their 3 wins have come against a series of opponents so far who are a combined 2-10. USC is 3-2 on the season and enters this weekend’s matchup after back-to-back wins.
Defense: While it was expected that USC would boast a potent offense, it’s been their defense that’s been setting the tone. They are No. 34 in total yards allowed, holding opponents to under 22 points per game. USC’s defense held Washington State to just 263 yards of total offense.
Inconsistent: UCLA’s offense started the season averaging 37 points per game but have put up just 26 points per in their last two games. Which Bruin offense will we get this weekend?
Inconsistent Part II: UCLA — in their two games against teams above .500 — have given up 40 points per game. Against losing teams, however, UCLA has held them to under 13 points per game. Which Bruin defense will we get this weekend?
USC to cover.
Four-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick. USC covers in 60% of AccuScore sims, with the average margin of victory being +6.7 points.
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