Arizona at USC - 11/7/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (5-4) at Southern Cal Trojans (5-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: Southern Cal Trojans -19.5 -- Over/Under: 67 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Wildcats and USC Trojans meet Saturday night at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The Arizona Wildcats look for their third road victory to become bowl eligible. Anu Solomon is completing 61.8 percent of his passes for 1,709 yards, 13 touchdowns and two interceptions. Solomon has two touchdown passes in his last three games. Cayleb Jones and Johnny Jackson have combined for 962 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while David Richards has 29 receptions. The Arizona Wildcats ground game is averaging 265 yards per contest, and Nick Wilson leads the way with 691 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 34.2 points and 453.4 yards per game. Will Parks leads the Wildcats with 51 tackles, Jack Banda has three sacks and Jace Whittaker has four pass deflections. Parker Zellers is questionable while Nick Wilson and Jacob Alsadek are out.
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The USC Trojans look for their third straight victory to become bowl eligible. Cody Kessler is completing 70.4 percent of his passes for 2,268 yards, 18 touchdowns and five interceptions. Kessler has three touchdown passes in his last three games. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Adoree' Jackson have combined for 1,290 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Deontay Burnett has seven receptions. The USC Trojans ground game is averaging 167.6 yards per contest, and Ronald Jones II leads the way with 533 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, USC is allowing 21.6 points and 394.6 yards per game. Cameron Smith leads the Trojans with 66 tackles, Su'a Cravens has two interceptions and Delvon Simmons has three sacks. Zach Banner and Johathan Lockett are questionable while JuJu Smith is doubtful.
The Wildcats are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss. The Trojans are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games following a S.U. win and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Southern California and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings overall.
Arizona can put points on the board quick and in a hurry. Also, USC is going to be without its top receiver. So, while the Trojans are the better team and should win outright, the Wildcats should be able to hang in there.