USC vs. Arizona Spread: Line and Odds Still Favoring the Trojans


The USC vs. Arizona spread has been an interesting one, as the unranked Trojans opened as a road favorite over the 5-0 and 10th ranked Wildcats.

As of this morning, the Wynn Las Vegas sportsbook has the Trojans maintaining their spot as a three point road favorite, according to Vegas Insider. The over/under is set is 66.5 points.

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USC opened as 3.5 point road favorite last Sunday, only to drop down to 2.5 points within an hour, due to early money flooding in on the Wildcats.

Despite the enticing line however, money hasn’t tilted the spread in Arizona’s way as expected. With the Wildcats in a patented let down spot following their upset win over Oregon last week, and the Trojans’ loss last week making the match up of the let down vs. the bounce back, USC continues to be the favorite.

This is the second time this season that the Trojans have had the road edge. They were unable to cover a 17-point closing spread at Boston College, as they ended up losing outright to the Eagles, 37-31. In 2013, USC was 1-2 against the spread as road favorites, with the lone cover coming on the road at Cal.

Arizona has yet to be a home dog this year, but is 1-0 as underdogs after beating Oregon last week despite a 21.5 spread in the Ducks’ favor. The Wildcats have been the home dog under Rich Rodriguez three times. In those games, they outscored opponents 140-90 while overcoming a combined spread deficit of 34 points.

Tonight’s game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Pacific on ESPN 2.

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