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USC vs Arizona Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 9 Game on FanDuel

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USC vs Arizona Week 9 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 10 USC Trojans (6-1, 4-1 Pac 12) vs. Arizona Wildcats (3-4, 1-3 Pac 12)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Venue: Arizona Stadium — Tucson, AZ
Coverage: FS1

Week 9 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a Pac 12 duel in the desert between No. 10 USC Trojans and Arizona Wildcats. Both teams are off a bye week, and Southern Cal suffered their first loss of the season the previous game in shootout and 43-42 loss at Utah.

USC vs Arizona Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: USC: (-690) | AZ: (+480)
Spread: USC: -15.5 (-110) | AZ: +15.5 (-110)
Total: 76.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Southern Cal enters this contest as a big road favorite of -15.5 on the spread and -690 on the moneyline. The takeback on Arizona is nearly 5/1, or +480 on the moneyline. The highest game total of the week is 20 points higher than an average NCAAF total at 76.5 points.

USC vs Arizona Prediction & Pick

Southern Cal leads the nation in turnover margin (+15). The Trojans pass heavy offense averages nearly 300 passing yards per game and 475 yards per game and USC has scored at least 40 points in 3-of-5 conference games. Both QB's Caleb Williams of USC and Jayden de Laura of Arizona have passed for 19 TD's and more than 1,970 yards with Williams only throwing 1 interception.

Arizona has significant defensive deficiencies as the worst in the Pac 12 allowing 462 yards per game including 505 YPG over their last three contests. The Wildcats have allowed 49 points exactly to three Pac 12 opponents in their last four games while losing by double-digits in all three contests. But Arizona does have some offensive weapons and the 'Cats have scored 31 points or more in four of their last five games and 8-of-10 Arizona games have gone over the total since late last season.

Final Score Prediction: USC: 47 | Arizona: 27

USC vs Arizona Betting Trends

- USC is 6-1 straight up (SU) in their last 7 games.
- USC is 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last 7 games.
- USC is 9-0 SU in their last 9 games vs Arizona.
- Arizona is 4-16 SU in their last 20 games, and 3-12 SU in their last 15 home games.
- The total has hit the Over in 4 of the last 5 Arizona games.

USC vs Arizona Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

This total is huge, and you would think both teams might make some adjustments on defense during their bye week. But the numbers don't lie when consistently struggling on defense and in conference play for the Wildcats. Many conference teams will be taking their best shots at soon-to-be-gone from the Pac 12 USC and UCLA. But Arizona still has little defense against this high-powered Trojans offense.

USC pilled up 556 yards and 42 points at Utah last game without the benefit of a Utes turnover while racking up 12 penalties themselves. Imagine what the Trojans can do if they come to play against a whimper of a Wildcats defense.

Bet: USC -15.5

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