USC at Washington State Odds & Betting AdviceNoah Williams
Two undefeated, ranked Pac-12 programs face off this Friday Night when No. 5 USC faces No. 16 Washington. It’s a rare prime time nationally televised game in Pullman. Martin Stadium, with a capacity of about 33,000, was sold out last week and will be rocking.
The Week 5 NCAAF odds favor the USC Trojans by 3.5-points over the Washington Cougars. The game total is at 65 points. Kick-off is on ESPN at 10:30 PM ET from the Martin Stadium, in Pullman, Washington.
USC Trojans Vs Washington State Huskies College Football Week 5 Odds & Betting Advice
What: No. 5 USC Trojans (4-0) at No. 16 Washington State (4-0)
When: Friday, September 29, 2017
Start Time: 10:30 PM ET
Where: Pullman, WA
Stadium: Martin Stadium
Spread: USC -3.5
Moneyline: USC -175 vs Washington State +155
Game Total: 65
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: USC vs Washington State
Why Bet The USC Trojans To Beat The Cougars
USC redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold was an early preseason Heisman Trophy favorite and potential No. 1 NFL draft pick in 2018 already tossed for 1225 yards, nine touchdowns. His seven picks, just two fewer than he made in 10 starts last season, may hinder his Heisman votes.
Darnald will face a Washington State defense that ranks No. 1 in the Pac-12 in passing defense, allowing only 142.2 yards per game. He is averaging 306.2 passing yards a game, completing 98 of 146 passes (67.1 percent) with nine touchdown passes.
The Trojans’ 13-game winning streak is their longest since winning 34 consecutive games under Pete Carroll from 2003-05. They started the week as four-point favorites over Washington State.
Why Bet The Washington State Cougars To Beat The Cougars
Washington State is winning by outscoring opponents. So far they have put up 87-points and have given up just 19 in the first half this season.
Why are we talking more about Senior QB Luke Falk? He’s been beyond impressive this season. He has thrown for1378 yards, 14 touchdowns, and just a single pick after four weeks. 11 of his 14 TD passes have come in the last two weeks. He sent Oregon Stage packing with a 396 yard and six touchdown performance two weeks ago. And followed that up with a 478 yard, five touchdown showing last weekend against Nevada.
Through four games, Falk has guided Washington State to No. 12 in the nation in scoring, averaging almost 44 points per game in Leach’s “Air Raid” attack.
Falk, who has completed 67.1 percent of his passes for 344.1 yards a game with 14 touchdowns and only one interception, will face a USC defense that forced six turnovers against Cal. The Trojans have 11 takeaways — the third-most in the nation.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On
- Trojans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games.
- Cougars are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games as an underdog.
USC vs. Washington State Week 5 Betting Analysis
With Darnold and running back Ronald Jones Jr. carrying the load offensively for USC, coach Clay Helton’s team will be putting up points practically every possestion. The question is can the Cougars keep up?
I am betting yes. I like the home dog with the points in a shootout.