USC Vs Colorado Spread & ATS PickJosh Bailey
Can Darnold and No. 11 USC Cover the Spread As Double-Digit Favorites Against Colorado in Week 11 Pac-12 Pairing?
Sam Darnold and the 11th-ranked USC Trojans will look to cover the spread as double-digit road favorites when they hit the road to take on the struggling Colorado Buffaloes in a Week 12 Pac-12 pairing that has lost the luster that it looked like it would have early on this season. The Week 11 college football spread favors USC by 13.5-points over Colorado.
Can Darnold and company get the win and ATS cover or will Colorado get the home upset? Let’s find out right now. This game will go down live from Folsom Field on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 PM ET while airing live on FOX.
USC Vs Colorado Spread & ATS Pick
USC Trojans (8-2) at Colorado Buffaloes (5-5)
When: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4:00 PM ET
Where: Folsom Field
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Spread: USC -13.5
Why Bet On USC Over Colorado?
Southern Cal has won two straight and comes into this affair off a hard-fought 49-35 win over red-hot Arizona last weekend. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the Trojans were actually outscored in the second half against elusive quarterback Khalil Tate and the Wildcats, although USC managed to hold on for the win. Still, the Trojans have underachieved in a big way in what was supposed to be a title contending campaign and Sam Darnold has not come close to living up to his status as the preseason Heisman Trophy favorite.
Why Bet On Colorado Over USC?
Colorado enters this contest coming off an uninspiring 41-30 loss to Arizona State while failing to cover the chalk as a 6.5-point road underdog. Colorado led 27-17 lead after three quarters, but couldn’t hold on to get the win. The Buffaloes have alternated SU wins and losses over their last four games but are just 2-5 over their last seven games overall.
USC Vs Colorado ATS Pick
While USC has the better record in this contest and 56 percent of public bettors like the Trojans to get the win and ATS cover, I’m going to advise you to roll with the 44 percent of public bettors that like the Colorado Buffaloes to cover the chalk as nearly two-touchdown home dogs in this one.
Colorado and USC give up a virtually identical amount of points per game defensively, but USC averages just about a touchdown more per game than Colorado, which leads me to believe that this game will finish a lot closer to a seven-point margin than the nearly two-touchdown spread it currently is.
The Trojans are an uninspiring 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a straight up win. With the home team in this Pac-12 rivalry going 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and USC being a bit overrated to me, I like the Colorado Buffaloes to cover the chalk!
Pick: Colorado +13.5