USC at Colorado - 11/13/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Cal Trojans (6-3) at Colorado Buffaloes (4-6)
College Football: Friday, November 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Folsom Field)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes +16.5 -- Over/Under: 61 See the Latest Odds
The USC Trojans and Colorado Buffaloes square off early Friday night at Folsom Field.
The USC Trojans look to keep rolling while picking up their fourth straight victory. Cody Kessler is completing 69.3 percent of his passes for 2,511 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions. Kessler has three touchdown passes in his last three games. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Adoree' Jackson have combined for 1,473 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Steven Mitchell Jr. has 21 receptions. The USC Trojans ground game is averaging 174.4 yards per contest, and Ronald Jones II leads the way with 710 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, USC is allowing 22.6 points and 396.6 yards per game. Cameron Smith leads the Trojans with 72 tackles, John Plattenburg has two interceptions and Su'a Cravens has 4.5 sacks. Leon McQuay III is questionable and Tre Madden is out.
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The Colorado Buffaloes need a big win after losing five of their last six games. Sefo Liufau is completing 61.9 percent of his passes for 2,324 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions. Liufau has one passing touchdown in his last three games. Nelson Spruce and Shay Fields have combined for 1,271 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Devin Ross has 21 receptions. The Colorado Buffaloes ground game is averaging 183.8 yards per contest, and Phillip Lindsay leads the way with 503 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Colorado is allowing 28.3 points and 428.2 yards per game. Chidobe Awuzie leads the Buffaloes with 61 tackles, Jered Bell has two interceptions and Jimmie Gilbert has four sacks. Shay Fields and Gerrad Kough are questionable while Ryan Moeller is doubtful.
The Trojans are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 road games. The Buffaloes are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Trojans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
You take last week's blowout loss to Stanford away, and Colorado has either won or lost its last three games by one score. The Buffaloes are playing solid comp pretty strong lately and will be up for this game given its their last home game. I like the points here.