Washington vs. USC - 9/28/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington vs. USC
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 2:31 PM (Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium)
Washington -10 -- O/U: 59 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The USC Trojans and the Washington Huskies meet in a week 5 Pac-12 conference college football matchup from Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium on Saturday.
The USC Trojans will look to build some momentum after rebounding to improve to 3-1 on the year with a 30-23 win over Utah in their last outing. Kedon Slovis has thrown for 732 yards, 5 touchdowns and 4 picks on 77.9% passing but left the Utah game due to injury, leaving the ball for Matt Fink, who has thrown for 351 yards, 3 touchdowns and an interception this year. Vavae Malepeai leads USC in rushing with 311 rushing yards and 4 rushing TDs while Michael Pittman Jr. leads USC in receiving with 31 grabs for 437 yards and 3 touchdowns. Tyler Vaughns has 27 receptions for 370 yards while Amon-Ra St. Brown has 207 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns this year. Defensively, Taianoa Hufanga leads the Trojans with 42 total tackles, including 26 solo tackles while John Houston Jr. has 35 total tackles and Palaie Gaoteote IV has 32 total tackles. Drake Jackson also has 3 sacks for the Trojans this season. As a team, USC is averaging 446.8 yards of total offense and 33.2 points per game while allowing 421 yards of total defense and 24 points per game against this season.
The Washington Huskies will look to build on their own 3-1 start to the year after back-to-back wins, including a 45-19 triumph over BYU in their last outing. Jacob Eason has thrown for 1,063 yards, 10 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 73.1% passing while Salvon Ahmed leads Washington’s three-headed rushing monster with 246 yards and 2 touchdowns. Richard Newton is right behind with 242 rushing yards and 5 rushing touchdowns while Sean McGrew has 204 rushing yards this season. Hunter Bryant leads Washington with 285 receiving yards while Aaron Fuller has a team-high 21 receptions for 259 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns. Andre Baccellia also has 16 receptions for 222 yards. Defensively, Myles Bryant leasd the Huskies with 24 total tackles, including a team-high 17 solo tackles while Kyler Manu has 20 total tackles and Benning Potoa’e has a team-high 3 sacks this season. As a team, Washington is averaging 463.2 yards of total offense and 40.8 points per game while allowing 332 yards of total defense and 18.2 points per game against this season.
USC is 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 road games and 8-19-1 ATS in their last 28 games overall while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games following a win. Washington is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall while the under is 11-3 in their last 14 games against a team with a winning record. USC is 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these two teams and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams at Washington.
USC has had their issues against the Huskies in recent meetings and you have to think that the Huskies will be ready and raring to go at home after beating the heck out of BYU on the road last time out. However, even with injuries at QB and some question marks going into this one, the Trojans have shown that they’re ready to go with the next guy up mentality when one gets hurt, the next guy is ready to step in as we saw with Matt Fink. I also liked how USC took it to Utah even with Fink at the helm, and although Washington is a tough place to go on the road and win, I just think this is too many points to be giving up to a USC team that I think can hang around, so I’ll take a stab at the Trojans and the points in this one.