Washington Huskies Look to Stay in CFP
The USC Trojans and the Washington Huskies battle on Saturday night at Husky Stadium. The 4th-ranked Huskies will look to stay in the College Football Playoff picture and stave off an upset from the inconsistent Trojans. The matchup is broadcast nationally on FOX Sports at 7:30 pm EST.
Oddsmakers currently have the Huskies listed as 8-point favorites versus the Trojans, while the game’s total is sitting at 60.
In their last action, Washington was a 66-27 winner on the road against the Cal Golden Bears. They covered the -19-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (93) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Washington sophomore Jake Browning had a six-touchdown performance against the Bears. That boosted his passer rating to a national-best 202.79. Browning has thrown 34 touchdown passes and only three interceptions. He has 2,273 passing yards and a 67.7 completion percentage.
USC was a 45-20 winner in its last match at home against the Oregon Ducks. They covered the -16.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 65 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. USC’s season turned when redshirt freshman Sam Darnold was inserted as starting quarterback in the fourth game. That was a final minute, 31-27 loss, to the Utah. The Trojans have ripped off five in a row since then, winning four by at least 21 points.
Darnold is ranked seventh nationally — and first among freshmen — in passer rating with a mark of 168.1. He has completed 146 of 215 passes for 1,874 yards, with 20 touchdowns and four interceptions. Like Browning, his mobility keeps defenses honest and opens up the field for a great supporting cast.
Stats and Matchups
Team record: 6-3 SU,5-4 ATS
Current Streak: won 5 straight games.
Southern California is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Southern California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern California’s last 5 games
Team record: 9-0 SU,5-4 ATS
Current Streak: won 9 straight games.
Washington is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games
USC at UCLA Saturday, November 19
Washington home to Arizona State Saturday, November 19
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