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Pac-12 Report - Week 7
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|2018 PAC-12 STANDINGS|
Arizona at Utah (Fri. - ESPN, 10:00 p.m. ET)
It's Friday Night Lights at Rice-Eccles in Salt Lake City, as the Wildcats and Utes tangle. It's an important game for both, too, as the Utes can ill afford a third loss in the conference if they're to have any hopes of representing the Pac-12 South in the Championship game, while the Wildcats do not need a fourth loss if they want to be bowl eligible. The Wildcats are just 3-13 ATS in the past 16 road games, while going 1-5 ATS in the past six road outings against a team with a winning home record. They're also 4-9 ATS in the past 13 games against teams with a winning record. Utah picked up a win at Stanford last week, but they're just 1-3-1 ATS in their past five following a straight-up victory. Arizona has posted a 4-1 ATS in the past five meetings in Salt Lake City.
Washington at Oregon (ABC or ESPN, 3:30 p.m.)
The Huskies and Ducks lock horns in a rivalry game, and it's a huge test for Washington. They're pretty much carrying the flag for the conference if the Pac-12 is going to have any hopes of a playoff team this season. Washington is 2-5 ATS in the past seven games overall, while going 1-5 ATS in the past six games on the road. Oregon hasn't been much better, however, going 1-5 ATS in the past six games overall while being blanked in their past five at home against the spread. However, they are an impressive 4-1 ATS in the past five outings following a bye week. Total bettors might like the fact the over has cashed in each of the past four meetings in this series, however the under is 7-3-1 in Washington's past 11 on the road and 4-0 in their past four against teams with a winning record. Oregon has dominated this series, at least against the number, going 11-2-1 ATS in the past 14 meetings, including 6-1-1 ATS in the past eight in Eugene.
UCLA at California (Pac-12 Network, 7:00 p.m.)
The winless Bruins head to Berkeley desperate for their first win of the season. While they didn't pull off the upset, they have plenty of positives after putting a scare into Washington in last weekend's cover at home. It was a rare cover, as UCLA is just 4-9 ATS in the past 13 Pac-12 battles, while going 2-5 ATS in the past seven overall. They're also a dismal 2-7 ATS in the past nine in this series. Cal is 4-1 ATS in the past five against teams with a losing record, while going 5-2-1 ATS in the past eight at home. They have also dominated this series against the spread, going 7-3 ATS in the past 10 meetings, including a perfect 5-0 ATS in the past five in Berkeley. The underdog is 15-6-1 ATS in the past 22, however, although the home team has cashed in seven of the past eight. The under is also 5-0 in the past five in this series.
Colorado at Southern California (FOX Sports 1, 10:30 p.m.)
The Buffaloes put their unblemished record on the line against the Trojans in #Pac12AfterDark. Colorado, in the ranks inside the Top 20, might look very attractive as a touchdown underdog against the Trojans, who are just 3-2 SU. The Buffs are 4-1 ATS in the past five overall, but they're just 1-4-1 ATS in the past six agains teams with a winning record. USC hasn't done very well against the number lately, however, failing to cover in four in a row at home, and they're also winless in four straight against the number vs. teams with a winning overall mark. So something has to give between these two as far as that trend is concerned. USC is just 5-15-1 ATS in the past 21 games overall, and 1-4-1 ATS in their past six inside the league. Bettors might like Colorado, since they're 3-1-1 ATS in the past five meetings and the underdog is also 3-1-1 ATS in the past five in the series. However, the home team is 4-1-1 ATS in the past six battles.
Teams On A Bye
Arizona State, Oregon State, Stanford, Washington State