NCAA betting odds handicappers are becoming more skeptical about the ability of the Arizona Wildcats to achieve success with the NCAA betting lines versus winning teams.
Arizona will host USC on Saturday night with a telecast on ABC set for 8 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with Arizona as a 15.5 point favorite.
The Southern Cal Trojans have a college football betting record of 6-3 straight up and 4-5 against the spread with 7 of their games going over the total. USC is coming off a 34-33 home win over Arizona State in which they failed to cover as 5.5 point favorites. The Trojans needed a late field goal to escape with the win.
Offense has not been a problem for USC as they rank 14th in the country but defense has been a surprising and continual problem as the Men of Troy rank 96th in the country. Matt Barkley has developed into a superstar quarterback that has thrown for 2348 yards and a 24/8 touchdown/interception ratio.
Marc Tyler has added 626 yards rushing with a 6.0 yards per carry average and 87 touchdowns. USC has gotten the money in 3 out of 4 road games this year.
#18 Arizona has a college football gambling record of 7-2 straight up and 5-4 against the spread with 6 of their games going over the total. The Wildcats are coming of a 42-17 loss at Stanford as they went over the number for the 3rd consecutive game. Arizona ranks 19th for total offense and 10th for points allowed.
Quarterback Nick Foles has passed for a 72% completion rate and 7.8 yards per attempt with a 10/6 TD/INT ratio. Keola Antolin has 529 yards rushing while Nicholas Grigsby has 423 yards on the ground and both are over 5 yards per carry on average.
USC has beaten the NCAA betting odds in just 5 out of their last 18 Pac 10 Conference games and are just 2-8 against the spread after a straight up win. Arizona has paid out in 15 of their last 21 home games. The underdog has covered 5 consecutive times in this series, which has gone under the total 4 straight games.