Arizona Wildcats (5-4) at Southern Cal Trojans (5-3)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 7, 2015, 10:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Southern Cal Trojans -16.5 -- Over/Under:
The Arizona Wildcats will travel to play the USC Trojans in a Pac-12 showdown this weekend.
The USC Trojans are coming off of a win against Cal in their last game. USC looked impressive during this road win and the Trojans are beginning to role like people expected them to when the season began. The USC offense is averaging 37.4 points per game with 481.1 yards per game. Quarterback Cody Kessler leads the USC offense with 2268 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. Ronald Jones II is the leading rusher for USC with 533 yards and 5 touchdowns. Tre Madden also runs the ball for USC with 418 yards and 5 touchdowns. JuJu Smith-Schuster is the leading receiver for USC with 956 yards and 8 touchdowns, but he is questionable for this game. The next best receiver for USC is Adoree’ Jackson with 334 yards and 2 touchdowns. The USC defense has allowed 21.6 points per game with 394.6 yards per game. USC’s defense has 17 sacks, 7 fumble recoveries, and 10 interceptions. USC will hope to add to their 2 game win streak and keep within striking distance of Utah in the Pac-12 South.
The Arizona Wildcats are coming off of an embarrassing loss to Washington in their last game. The Arizona offense is averaging 37.4 points per game with 512.2 yards per game. Quarterback Anu Solomon leads the Arizona offense with 1709 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. Nick Wilson is the leading rusher for Arizona with 691 yards and 8 touchdowns, but he is questionable for this game. The backup is Jared Baker who has 559 yards and 6 touchdowns for Arizona this year. Cayleb Jones is the leading receiver for Arizona with 535 yards and 2 touchdowns. Arizona’s defense has given up 34.2 points per game with 453.4 yards per game. The Arizona defense has 17 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, and 6 interceptions. Arizona does not look like a very good team this season and will most likely struggle against USC in this game.
Arizona is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games. Arizona is 8-20 ATS in their last 28 November games. The over is 8-2 in Arizona’s last 10 games overall. USC is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win. The under is 7-2 in USC’s last 9 conference games. The underdog is 9-1 ATS in these two teams last 10 meetings.
The USC Trojans are playing great football right now and their defense is actually playing a huge factor in their success. Arizona, on the other hand, is not playing very well right now and their defense is in shambles. I am taking USC to win this one and put up a lot of points against a very poor defense.