USC vs Washington Pick Against the Spread

usc barkleyUSC will take aim at its third straight win this weekend when it travels to Seattle to face the Washington Huskies. Saturday’s meeting between the Trojans and Huskies is scheduled to kick off at 7:00pm ET at CenturyLink Field; it will be broadcast live on FOX. Early college football odds have USC listed as a -12 pick against the spread and the game total set at 55.5 points.

USC lost its fourth game of the 2011 season in ugly fashion, falling 43-22 at Arizona State, and it turned in a similar performance in its third game this year, losing 21-14 as a road favorite at Stanford. The Trojans were able to shake off their loss to the Sun Devils in epic fashion as they went on to win seven of their last eight games a season ago. USC fans are hoping they can do the same this year, and it appears as though they might.

Since its loss to the Cardinal USC is 2-0 with a 27-9 home win over Cal and a 38-28 road victory against Utah. Matt Barkley has also rebounded from his poor showing against Stanford (20-of-41 for 254 yards and two picks), throwing five touchdowns to two interceptions while completing over 70 percent of his passes in the Trojans last two games.

Washington upset the same Cardinal squad that upended USC when the two Pac-12 rivals hooked up for a Thursday night meeting almost two weeks ago. The Huskies shut down the Stanford offense en route to a 17-13 victory at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Unfortunately for Washington, it did not carry the momentum from that win into last Saturday’s meeting with Oregon. The Ducks had their way with the Huskies in Eugene, whipping Steve Sarkisian’s troops 52-21 to drop them to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play.

USC has won eight of the last 10 in this series, but Washington has won two of the last three and covered in five of the last seven. The Trojans proved the talent gap between the two programs last season, though, as they limited the Huskies to 13 first downs and 244 total yards in a 40-17 win at the Los Angeles Coliseum. USC easily covered the 12 point spread, snapping Washington’s two game win and cover streak.

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USC vs Washington Pick Against the Spread: Provided by

USC Trojans -12 (-110), Over 55.5 (-110)

Washington Huskies +12 (-110), Under 55.5 (-110)