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Pac-12 Report - Week 7

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Big Ten · ACC · Pac-12
The Pac-12 has another full week of conference matchups, as the out-of-conference schedule isn't totally done, but will be a rarity from this point forward.

The highlight of this weekend's schedule will be Oregon-Washington, kicking off in Seattle at 1pm PT. The Huskies had a tough game last week in Stanford, and now have to play another elite team for a second straight week. Can they get it right this time around and throw a monkey wrench into the national championship picture?

Southern California kicked off the week's schedule with a win against Arizona. It started out looking like a blowout, but Rich Rodriguez's Wildcats came back to make it interesting, falling 38-31. USC bettors who felt good about their pick had heart failure near the end as Arizona nearly stormed all the way back.
2013 PAC-12 STANDINGS
Team SU Conference  ATS Over/Under
Arizona 3-2 0-2 2-3 2-3
Arizona State 3-2 1-1 2-3 5-0
California 1-4 0-2 0-5 3-1-1
Colorado 2-2 0-2 2-2 3-1
Oregon 5-0 2-0 5-0 4-1
Oregon State 4-1 2-0 2-3 4-1
Southern California 4-2 1-2 2-4 2-4
Stanford 5-0 3-0 2-3 4-1
UCLA 4-0 1-0 4-0 2-2
Utah 3-2 0-2 3-2 3-2
Washington 4-1 1-1 4-1 2-3
Washington State 4-2 2-1 5-1 2-3-1


Oregon at Washington (FOX Sports 1, 4:00 p.m. ET)
The Ducks have been unflappable, pun totally intended, going 5-0 ATS in their past five matchups against teams with a winning record. Oregon is also 11-1 ATS in their past 12 road games, 13-3 ATS in their past 16 overall, and 15-5-2 ATS in their past 22 Pac-12 tilts. For Washington, they have been pretty solid themselves. The Huskies are 5-1 ATS in their past six, 4-1 ATS in their past five home games against teams with a winning road record, and an impressive 14-3 ATS in their past 17 home contests. We'll get a good feel on what each of these teams are made of when the dust settles Saturday afternoon. Is Oregon THAT good, or will they finally be in a fight for their lives? If so, how will they respond? Is Washington able to beat on the cupcakes, but a cupcake themselves when it comes to play a contender? We'll see.

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Stanford at Utah (Pac-12 Network, 6:00 p.m. ET)
Obviously there isn't a lot of history between these two teams, but one thing they have in common - the 'over' comes in frequently when they're on the field. The over is a perfect 4-0 in Stanford's past four, and 5-0 in their past five Pac-12 battles. The over is also 15-6-1 in their past 22 road games against a team with a winning home mark. For Utah, the 'over' in their past nine at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, and 5-2 in their past seven Pac-12 contests. The 'over' is also 7-3 in their past 10 overall. Some will likely want to go all-in on Stanford with the spread, too, as they are 19-7-1 ATS in their past 27 Pac-12 games, and 7-3 ATS in their past 10 against a team with a winning record, while Utah is 1-4 ATS in their past five against a winning team, and 0-5 ATS in their past five Pac-12 tilts.

Colorado at Arizona State (Pac-12 Network, 10:00 p.m. ET)
While the sample size in this series is small, you have to like Arizona State thanks to some key numbers. First off, the favorite is 4-0 ATS in the past four meetings in this series. Colorado is 0-4 ATS in the past four meetings. And Arizona State is a perfect 5-0 ATS this season, including a win last weekend in Dallas against Notre Dame, racking up another signature win in a schedule that has already featured the Irish, Stanford and Wisconsin. Needless to say, the Sun Devils are battle tested. The Buffaloes have been much better this season than their forgettable 2012 campaign, but they're starting to show some symptoms of last season now that the competition is getting more intense. CU is just 7-20 ATS in their past 27 conference games, and 7-20 ATS in their past 27 against winning teams. They have also covered just 16 of their past 52 away from Boulder.

Oregon State at Washington State (ESPNU, 10:30 p.m. ET)
The most important to know for this game is that the Beavers get RB Storm Woods (concussion) back from injury this week. He has missed time due to a concussion suffered in the Utah game earlier this season. With him out of the lineup, RB Terron Ward did an adequate job, but the offense was missing something. It will be whole again this week on the Palouse. QB Sean Mannion and WR Brandin Cooks might be the most impressive pass-catch combo in the nation. Washington State might not be totally back, but at least head coach Mike Leach has them more competitive than the past few years. The Cougs are 4-1 ATS in their past five home games, and 7-1 ATS in their past eight against a team with a winning record. A win against Oregon State would be another brick in the wall as they build back toward being a contender. The 'over' has cashed in four of the past five meetings in Pullman.

California at UCLA (ESPN2, 10:30 p.m. ET)
Cal has been abysmal this season, and there doesn't appear to be a whole lot of hope as they head down to UCLA for what essentially will be another whipping. The Bears are a 25-point dog, and since they are 3-15 ATS in their past 18, and 1-4 ATS in their past five road contests, a cover might not be likely. They're also 0-7 ATS in their past seven conference tilts. UCLA is rest, coming off a bye, and they are 4-0 ATS in their past four overall, and 5-2 ATS in their past seven conference battles. The Bruins are also 9-4 ATS in their past 13 home games. This one has been a close shave in the past, but these two teams are far apart this season. This could be a laugher.

  
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