USC Pick vs.Washington State: Top Bets, Current Odds, Injury Updates & More For Saturday’s Game
It has been a tumultuous week for the USC Trojans and lost in the fires of a coach change is a trip to the Pacific Northwest to visit the Washington State Cougars. The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Fox.
The Clay Helton era in Los Angeles is finally over. USC (1-1, 0-1 Pac-12) finally got rid of the struggling head coach this week after the team were embarrassed 42-28 at home by Stanford last Saturday in a loss which kicked them out of the AP’s Top 25. The Trojans lost up to 29 points at one point in the game and were penalized 111 yards in a downright sloppy performance. As athletic director Mike Bohn launches a coach search, interim head coach Donte Williams will try to get his guys ready for this game.
Washington State (1-1, 0-0 Pac-12) entered the draw last Saturday with a 44-24 victory over FCS Portland State. Laura’s starting quarterback Jayden handled the controls well, throwing 21-29 for 303 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. They will try to gain momentum to start the Pac-12 game after losing to Utah State in Week 1.
Here’s all the data you’ll need, and a choice for the game!
SP + rankings
USC: 24th overall, 14th attack, 51st defense
Washington state: 60th overall, 15th attack, 104th defense
DL Korey Foreman Is Likely – Groin
DL Nick Figueroa is Likely – Shoulder
CB Adonis Otey is questionable – Wrist
RB Kenan Christon is questionable – Staff
TE Josh Falo is questionable – Undisclosed
DB Jaylen Watson Is Questionable – Upper Body
DB Chris Jackson is questionable – Undisclosed
QB Jarrett Guarantano is questionable – Undisclosed
DB Armauni Archie is questionable – Undisclosed
DB Armani Marsh is questionable – Undisclosed
ATS / Total
Against the spread
USC: 3-3 ATS (2020)
Washington state: 1-3 ATS (2020)
USC: Over 1-5 (2020)
Washington state: Over 3-1 (2020)
247Sports Returning / Global Talent
USC: 8th overall, 9th attack, 6th defense
Washington State: 61st overall, 48th attack, 68th defense
Broadcast: USC -7.5
Moneyline: USC -320, Washington State +250
Opening line: USC -9.5
Opening total: 60
Less than 62.5
It’s been a hectic week for USC and it doesn’t help that they will have to go on the road and in a rainy environment with an interim head coach. Quarterback Kedon Slovis should have a productive game, but he’s not shy about making mistakes like the pick-six he threw against Stanford last week.
Wazzu is still unproven and there is a significant talent gap between them and their opponents on Saturday. Considering the conditions, 62.5 is a bit steep so I would lean here.
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