#20 USC Trojans at Washington State Cougars College Football Pick & Preview

#20 USC Trojans at Washington State Cougars College Football Pick & PreviewMatchup: No. 20 USC Trojans at Washington State Cougars   

Date/Time: November 1st, 4:30 p.m. ET

TV: Pac 12 Network

College Football Betting Odds From BetDSI Sportsbook

Spread:  USC Trojans -7

Total: OFF

The USC Trojans have a very good football program. They have turned the corner and they are making their way back to the top of the college football world, but they still have glaring problems that need fixing.  One of those problems was evident in the last second lost to the Utah Utes last weekend.

The Trojans have played in plenty of close games and more often than not they have been on the losing ends of these nail biters. Southern California dropped to 5-3 overall and 4-2 in the Pac-12, which essentially means that they have no shot at a playoff berth. USC lost to Arizona State on a Hail Mary play and escaped with a victory over Arizona when the Wildcats missed a last-second 36-yard field goal. The loss to Utah with just eight seconds to go will be a tough game to get over. However, the Trojans will have to be ready when they head to Washington State to take on a Cougars team that was embarrassed on the football field.

The Cougars gave up 59 points and were trounced by the Arizona Wildcats. The Cougars have no shot at making the playoffs and can only hope to be bowl eligible. They have a high octane offense and can put up a flurry of points but unfortunately they have a horrible defense that cannot stop anyone. They are first in the FBS in passing yards but 117th in the country in points against.

The latest college football betting trends for this game uncover some betting angles that should be considered before making a wager on this Pac 12 clash. The Trojans are 6-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last 8 road games when playing against a team with a losing home record, 23-9 ATS in their last 32 games following a game in which they loss, but just 4-13 ATS in their last 17 road games. The Cougars are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a double-digit loss at home. In this series the Trojans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Washington State and the road team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.

The USC Trojans should be able to get back on the winning track against the hapless Cougars, but anything can happen on a college football Saturday.

For our game pick and additional stats and trends about this matchup, check out the BTB Betting Center.

Cole Ryan

Cole Ryan

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