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Pac-12 Report - Week 8
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Stanford at Arizona State (Thurs. - ESPN, 9:00 p.m. ET)
The Cardinal head to Tempe on Thursday night looking to get back on track after a couple of losses. They had playoff hopes before losses to Notre Dame and Utah made them reassess their goals. Herm Edwards' group started off well at home, including a win over Michigan State, but they have dropped three of the past four overall. Stanford is 5-2 ATS in their past seven appearances on Thursday, while Arizona State enters 5-1 ATS in the past six at home and 11-5 ATS in their past 16 overall. They're also 7-3 ATS in the past 10 against winning teams, but Sparky is a dismal 0-5 ATS in their past five appearances on a Thursday. The under is 5-1 in the past six in this series, and 4-1 in the past five in Tempe. The home team is 10-4-1 ATS in the past 15 meetings with the underdog 3-1-1 ATS in the past five. Stanford is just 1-3-1 ATS in the past five trips to the desert, too.
Colorado at Washington (FOX, 3:30 p.m.)
This game looked a lot more attractive until last week when both sides took losses. Colorado was dumped at USC for their first blemish on the win-loss record. Washington suffered a loss at Oregon when their field-goal kicker misfired to send it to overtime where they eventually lost. The Buffaloes head into this game as 15 1/2-point underdogs, and they'll have to face Washington's lockdown secondary. They also might be without all-everything Laviska Shenault Jr. due to injury, which helps matters none. Colorado is 4-9-1 ATS in their past 14 within the conference, 2-5 ATS in the past seven on the road and 1-5-1 ATS in the past seven against teams with a winning record. The Huskies aren't much better, going 2-6 ATS in their past eight overall and 2-5 ATS in the past seven league games.
Total bettors might be pounding the under this week. The under is 4-0 in Colorado's past four road games, 4-0 in their past four Pac-12 contests and 6-1 in the past seven games overall. The under is also 9-2 in the past 11 against teams with a winning overall record. The under is 6-1 in the past seven games overall, and 11-5-1 in the past 17 leagues battles. Washington has dominated this series, going 8-0 ATS in the past eight meetings, and 4-0 ATS in the past four at home. The favorite is a perfect 6-0 ATS over the past six in this series.
California at Oregon State (Pac-12 Network, 4:00 p.m.)
The Bears were once a Top 25 team, but they have fallen on hard times. Cal is coming off an embarrassing home loss against previously winless UCLA, and they're reeling as they hit the road. Oregon State has won just once against an FCS club in six games this season, but they're only a touchdown 'dog at Reser Stadium in Corvallis. Cal enters 0-4 ATS in their past four, and 4-9 ATS in their past 13 following a double-digit loss at home. Oregon State is just 2-8 ATS in the past 10 overall and 0-7 ATS in their past seven league games. The over has cashed in four straight in this series, and four of the past five meetings in Corvallis. The home team and favorite is 6-2 ATS in the past eight in this series, but Cal is just 1-4 ATS in their past five trips to Oregon State.
Oregon at Washington State (FOX, 7:30 p.m.)
Oregon hits the road for Washington State looking to build upon their huge win against Washington last week. Are the Ducks back? It might be better answered this week in how they respond to success. Someone will be leaving with their second loss of the season. Oregon is 4-1 ATS in their past five conference games, but they're just 2-5 ATS in the past seven overall and 1-4 ATS in the past five on the road. Washington State has been fire at home, going 8-0 ATS in the past eight and 6-0 ATS in their past six overall. In addition, they're 8-3 ATS in the past 11 against teams with a winning overall mark. For the Ducks, the under is 8-1 in their past nine games on the road while the over is 4-0 in the past four for Washington State. The over is also 5-0 in their past five conference tilts and 6-0 in their past six against winning sides. The Ducks haven't had a lot of success against the Cougs lately, at least against the number, as they're 0-8 ATS in the past eight in this series and 0-4 ATS in the past four meetings on the Palouse.
Southern California at Utah (Pac-12 Network, 8:00 p.m.)
The Trojans head to Rice-Eccles in Salt Lake City to battle the Utes, looking to push past Utah like they did against unbeaten Colorado last week. The only difference, that game was at home. USC hasn't had a lot of success on the road in recent seasons, something they are desperate to change. They're 2-7-1 ATS in the past 10 road games, too, and 1-4 ATS in the past five against winning teams. USC is also 5-15-1 ATS in the past 21 games overall. For Utah, they are 20-8-1 ATS in the past 29 games against teams with a winning record. The under has been the play for both sides lately, too. The under is 4-0 in USC's past four after a straight-up win, and 7-3 in their past 10 games in the month of October. The under is 4-0 in Utah's past four following a straight-up win, too, and 7-1 in their past eight following a win by 20 or more points. The home team is 6-1 ATS in the past seven in this series.
Arizona at UCLA (ESPN2, 10:30 p.m.)
Arizona heads into this game on a low note as QB Khalil Tate (ankle) is battling an ankle injury and he will be sidelined. UCLA picked up its first win in the Chip Kelly era, topping Cal last week on the road. Can they make it two in a row? Vegas is loving the Bruins, as they're more than a touchdown favorite as of early Thursday morning. Arizona is 5-0 ATS in the past five against losing teams, but that's not terribly important as they turn to a backup QB. They are 3-7 ATS in the past 10 overall and 5-16 ATS in their past 21 on the road. UCLA has had problems against the number, too, going just 1-4 ATS in the past five at home. Of course, that includes a cover against Washington in their most recent home outing. The favorite is 9-2 ATS in the past 11 in this series, and the Wildcats are just 2-5 ATS in the past seven trips to UCLA. The home team is 11-4 ATS in the past 15 meetings overall, too.