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Pac-12 Report - Week 9
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|2018 PAC-12 STANDINGS|
Oregon State at Colorado (Pac-12 Network, 3:00 p.m. ET)
The Buffaloes are reeling, losers or two in a row at USC and at Washington after an unblemished 5-0 start. Meanwhile, the Beavers have to win out if they want bowl eligibility. They're a 24-point 'dog heading into Boulder. The Beavs have really struggled against the number, going 2-6 ATS in their past eight against winning teams, 1-5 ATS in the past six on the road and 0-8 ATS in their past eight league games. Meanwhile, the Buffs are 5-2 ATS in their seven games this season, while going 3-1-1 ATS in the past five at Folsom Field. They also seem to enjoy October, going 9-4 ATS in the past 13 games in the month. The deciding factor on whether or not Colorado excels or struggles is whether Laviska Shenault Jr. is able to play. He sat out last week in Washington.
Arizona State at Southern California (ABC or ESPN2, 3:30 p.m.)
Head coach Herm Edwards brings his bunch to Los Angeles looking to snap out of their funk. It seems like a while since they moved to 2-0 at home with a win over then-ranked Michigan State, and all was well in Tempe. The Sun Devils are 9-4 ATS in the past 13 conference tilts, but they've struggled with a 7-15 ATS mark in the past 22 road outings. For USC, they're 4-1 ATS in the past five against teams with a losing record, while going 14-6 ATS in the past 20 following a straight-up loss. However, they're just 5-16-1 ATS in the past 22 games overall and 1-4 ATS in the past five home games. They're also a dismal 2-5-1 ATS in the past eight conference tilts.The favorite has cashed in six of the past seven meetings in this series, with the under going 5-2-1 in the past eight meetings at the Coliseum.
Washington at California (FOX Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.)
The Huskies are believed to no longer be in the running for a playoff spot with two overall losses, but they are very much alive for a conference title. They're a double-digit road favorite against the Bears in Berkeley. Washington heads to Cal with just one cover in the past seven road outings, and they're 0-4 ATS in the past four conference tilts. They're also 2-5 ATS in the past seven against teams with a winning record. The Golden Bears aren't much better, going 1-4 ATS in the past five overall and 0-3-1 ATS in their past four at home. Cal is 5-11 ATS in the past 16 following a cover in the previous game, too.
Total bettors might be feeling the 'under' in this one. The under is 7-1 in Washington's past eight overall, and 4-1 in their past five inside the league. The under is also 8-3-1 in their past 12 road outings, and 6-0 in the past six against winning sides. The under is 5-1 in Cal's past six conference games, and 7-2 in the past nine games overall. In this series, the under is 8-1 in the past nine meetings, too. Washington has covered four in a row at Cal, and the road team is 5-1 ATS in the past six meetings with the Huskies 7-2 ATS in the past nine aginst the Bears.
Washington State at Stanford (Pac-12 Network, 7:00 p.m.)
The Cougars put their 7-0 ATS record on the line on 'The Farm' against the Cardinals. Washington State is also 4-0 ATS in the past four against winning teams. Stanford is pretty good against winning sides, too, going 6-2 ATS in their past eight. They have also covered seven of the past 10 overall. Lately for Washington State it has been all about the 'over', going 8-2 in their past 10 overall and 6-1 in their past seven against winning teams. The over is also a ridiculous 17-5 in the past 22 on the road. However, the under is 5-1 in Stanford's past six at home, and 11-4-1 in their past 16 against the Cougars.
Oregon at Arizona (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.)
The Ducks hit the road just 2-6 ATS in their past eight games overall, while going only 1-5 ATS in the past six road games and 1-7 ATS in their past eight against losing teams. They're also just 1-4 ATS in their past five trips to Tucson, and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the past five in this series. Arizona has cashed in five of the past seven in this series, but they're 1-4 ATS in the past five against winning sides. It's all about the under lately for both teams. The under is 6-1 in the past seven conference tilts and 4-1 in the past five overall for Arizona. The under is 9-1 in Oregon's past 10 on the road, and 4-1 in their past five against losing teams.
Utah at UCLA (played Friday)