As the old saying goes. “Life is not fair.” Specifically, that could pertain to USC football coach Clay Helton. Just a couple of years removed from a Rose Bowl win, he is under intense fire. He has had to shuffle three different quarterbacks as the betting on College Football swills. Yet his players continue to play hard. Of major concern is that recruiting has not been up to Glory Year standards. Colorado has been wildly inconsistent under first-year coach Mel Tucker. All of which makes for a potential Russian Roulette scenario for both teams Friday night!
USC Trojans vs. Colorado Buffaloes
|Date and Time:||Friday, October 26, 2019, 9 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado|
|USC vs. Colorado TV Coverage:||ESPN2|
USC Trojans vs. Colorado Buffaloes Overview
Colorado has an offshore bookmaker record of 3-4 both straight up and against the spread with four overs. Last week the Buffs were run off the field at Washington State in a 41-10 defeat. CU ranks 83rd for scoring offense and 124th for total defense.
USC is 4-3 both straight up and with the odds and 2-5 under the total. Last week the Men of Troy took apart Arizona 41-14 for an easy payout. National metrics are indicative of a mediocre team. Consider USC ranks 50th for total offense and 92nd for defense. While Troy will likely bowl, they still think of themselves as a national contender program. Helton isn’t likely to survive.
Key Trojans: QB Kedon Slovis (1219 YDS, 73.6 COMP, 8.7 AVG, 9 TD, 4 INT, 9 SACK, 162.2 RTG), RB Markese Stepp (48 ATT, 307 YDS, 6.4 AVG, 3 TD), WR Michael Pittman Jr (43 REC, 599 YDS, 13.9 AVG, 5 TD), PK Chase McGrath (27-27 XP, 8-8 FG)
Key Buffaloes: QB Steven Montez (1723 YDS, 63.8% COMP, 7.2 AVG, 10 TD, 8 INT, 8 SACK, 131.1 RTG), RB Alex Fontenot (114 ATT 568 YDS, 5.0 AVG, 4 TD), WR Tony Brown (37 REC, 480 YDS, 13.0 AVG, 4 TD), PK James Stefanou (21-22 XP, 11-14 FG)
USC And Colorado Betting Trends
The Trojans are:
- 3-6 against the spread in their last nine away games
- 3-7 under the total on the road
- 4-6 vs. the line on the road at Pac 12 Conference opponents
- 3-10 under the total away from home against the Pac 12
- 6-3 on the board head to head with the Buffs
- 2-5 under the total in their series with Colorado
The Buffaloes are:
- 4-12 against the spread in their last 16 home games
- 3-5 under the total at Folsom Field
- 3-8 vs. the odds when hosting Pac 12 Conference opponents
- 2-5 under the total at home vs. the Pac 12
- 2-1 on the board at Folsom Field against the Trojans
- 2-3 under the total when hosting USC
USC Trojans Vs. Colorado Buffaloes Betting on College Football Picks
In this situation, Colorado is potentially a live Betting on College Football Home dog. Neither team has been a reliable play on the board. However, Colorado’s red ink at Folsom Field and their terrible defense are not factors to bet on.
USC Vs. Colorado Betting on College Football Pick: USC Trojans
USC Vs. Colorado Betting on College Football Score Prediction: USC 34, Colorado 20