The UCLA Bruins are 16-point NCAA football betting road dogs versus the USC Trojans, but the former hope to emulate their basketball team counterparts and steal something; only in this case it would be a victory (bell), as opposed to designer sunglasses. You don’t ever want to even think about going Judas Priest (i.e., breaking the law) in China. Didn’t you ever see Red Corner? But to continue the metaphor, the Memorial Coliseum is harder to break into than Fort Knox.
Stealing oncourt good; stealing offcourt bad.https://t.co/biSQBrHAAL
— Robert Stump (@bipolarbear3) November 13, 2017
- Date: November 18
- Time: 8:05 PM
- Venue: LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
- Best site to bet on college football sportsbook odds:
UCLA +16 (-110) +550
USC -16 (-110) -800
Less is Mora?
Head coach Jim Mora in particular and the Bruins in general got a new lease on life with a SU and ATS 44-37 win over Arizona State on Saturday, thus keeping their hopes of bowl eligibility alive. QB Josh Rosen, returning from a one-game absence, went 25-for-45 passing for 381 yards, with one touchdown and one pick. “It’s a special time in our lives and I think we need to just kind of lighten the load on our backs a little bit and just have fun,” Rosen said. “With the punt block, it didn’t faze us really because we had a particular mindset this week just to have fun and let it rip.” Rosen, by the way, has eight TDs and seven picks in four road games this season (while the Bruins are 0-9 SU in their last nine away from the Rose Bowl), but he could still make the difference he wasn’t able to make last year when he missed UCLA’s 14-36 SU and ATS loss to USC. The NCAA football betting total has gone under in nine of UCLA’s last 11 games against the Trojans.
USC down the straight and narrow
While UCLA scrambles for a bowl game, USC clinched the Pac 12 South division and with it a spot in the conference championship game and hasn’t given up on a College Football Playoff spot. Meanwhile, the Trojans in general are averaging 45 points and 590 yards of offense in their last three, and running back Ronald Jones in particular has 552 yards and six touchdowns in his last three. If all of that weren’t enough, USC has won outright their last 16 home games, and covered the NCAA football betting spread in nine of them. The Trojans have won the last two games in the rivalry, while the Bruins won the three before that. But regardless of past results, it’s going to be a veritable civil war (but fun, so more like a Civil War reenactment) pitting guys who used to play together in LA’s sundry high schools against one another. Crenshaw vs. Crenshaw! Gardena Serra vs. Gardena Serra! Loyola vs. Loyola! St. John Bosco vs. St. John Bosco! Long Beach Poly vs. Long Beach Poly! Crespi vs. Crespi! Jets vs. Sharks! It’s going to be a very busy day for Officer Krupke. Oh, wait; West Side Story was set in Manhattan.