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College Football Betting Preview: Washington Huskies vs. USC Trojans

November 4, 2023


The best game in the Pac-12 in week 10 of the college football season will feature the 5th-ranked Washington Huskies traveling to Los Angeles, California to face the 24th-ranked USC Trojans at United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with the game kicking off at 7:30 PM ET and airing nationally on ABC.

The Washington Huskies enter this game ranked 5th in the AP Poll and 5th in the Coaches Poll with a record of 8-0 following a 42-33 win on the road against the Stanford Cardinal while failing to cover the 27.5-point spread as a road favorite in week 9 of the college football season. Washington scored 42 points while compiling a total of 460 yards offensively which included 369 passing yards and 91 rushing yards while allowing 33 points and 499 total yards defensively which included 367 passing yards and 132 rushing yards. Michael Penix Jr. led the team in passing, completing 21 of 38 attempts for 369 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. Dillon Johnson led the team in rushing with 18 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown. Ja’Lynn Polk led the team in receiving, catching five of ten targets for 148 yards and two touchdowns.

USC enters this game ranked 24th in the AP Poll and 22nd in the Coaches Poll with a record of 7-2 following a 50-49 win on the road against the Cal Bears while failing to cover the 10-point spread as a road favorite in week 9 of the college football season. The Trojans scored 50 points while compiling a total of 497 yards offensively which included 369 passing yards and 128 rushing yards while allowing 49 points and 527 total yards defensively which included 292 passing yards and 235 rushing yards. Caleb Williams led the team in passing, completing 23 of 40 attempts for 369 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for two additional touchdowns. MarShawn Lloyd led the team in rushing with 17 carries for 115 yards and two touchdowns while adding three receptions for 72 yards. Tahj Washington led the team in receiving, catching five of seven targets for 102 yards.

BookMaker has the Washington Huskies listed as 3-point favorites on the road against the USC Trojans on Saturday evening in week 10 of the college football season. USC has won six of the last ten while Washington has won two of the last three meetings. The Huskies are 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Washington Huskies are 3-4-1 ATS overall, 1-2 ATS on the road, 3-4-1 ATS as a favorite, and 1-3-1 ATS in conference games this season while the USC Trojans are 2-7 ATS overall, 2-3 ATS at home, 0-1 ATS as an underdog, and 1-5 ATS in conference games on the year.

Washington has been the better team at covering the spread in the series, going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three meetings. The Trojans have been one of the worst teams in the Pac-12 at covering the spread this season going 2-7 ATS overall and 1-5 ATS in conference games. I look for that trend to continue which is why I am laying the points with the Washington Huskies when they travel to face the USC Trojans on Saturday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Washington Huskies -3