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Pac-12 Report - Week 12
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|2018 PAC-12 STANDINGS|
Utah at Colorado (Pac-12 Network, 1:30 p.m. ET)
The Utes have been struggling lately, but it pales in comparison to the slide of the Buffaloes. They were ranked in the Top 25, unbeaten, etc. They have dropped five in a row, and now are suddenly in danger of failing to attain bowl eligibility. Wow. The Utes enter 5-1 ATS in the past six conference games, while going 10-4 ATS in the past 14 road outings. The Buffs are a dismal 1-4 ATS in the past five, while going 3-7-1 ATS in the past 11 home outings. They're also 3-9-1 ATS in the past 13 against teams with a winning record, including 0-5 ATS in the past five at home against teams with a winning road mark. In this series, the underdog is 6-1 ATS in the past seven in the series, while the Utes are just 2-5 ATS in the past seven battles.
Southern California at UCLA (FOX, 3:30 p.m.)
This used to be 'THE' game for a while. Now, the Trojans limp in at .500, while the Bruins have eight losses and will be home for the holidays. In a way, THIS is the bowl game for both sides, even if USC does go bowling in December, too. USC is 3-8-1 ATS in the past 12 road games, and just 3-7-1 ATS in the past 11 inside Conference USA. However, they're 8-3 ATS in the past 11 against losing teams. UCLA is 1-6 ATS in the past seven home outings, and just 8-17 ATS in the past 25 games overall. In this series the under has dominated lately, going 6-1 in the past seven at the Rose Bowl, and 10-1-1 in the past 12 meetings overall. The home team is 15-7 ATS in the past 22 battles, with USC just 2-5 ATS in the past seven trips to UCLA.
Oregon State at Washington (Pac-12 Network, 4:30 p.m.)
The Beavers travel up the I-5 to King County to battle the Huskies, and they're not expected to do much. They enter as 33 1/2-point underdogs as of Thursday evening. Oregon State could start phoning it in, as they're well past any chance of bowl eligibility. They're just 3-9 ATS in the past 12 on the road, and 1-4 ATS in the past five against winning teams while covering just once in their past 11 conference tilts. Washington returns from a bye, and they're 10-3 ATS in the past 13 after a week off. The Huskies are just 1-4 ATS in the past five at home, though, and 2-6 ATS in their past eight at home against Oregon State. The road team has cashed in four of the past five in this series. As far as the total, the under is 6-2 in the past eight meetings in Seattle.
Stanford at California (Pac-12 Network, 7:30 p.m.)
It's time for 'The Big Game', one of the more underrated rivalries. While the 'band game' dominates the memories of those outside of the alumni bases for both of these schools, every game is memorable to those who go to school at these institutions. Stanford heads in as a two-point favorite, so Vegas is expecting pretty much a coin-flip battle in this rivalry battle. Both of these teams have been hot against the number. The Cardinal are 5-1 ATS in the past six on the road, 6-2 ATS in the past eight inside the league and 7-3 ATS in the past 10 against winning teams. Cal is 4-0 ATS in the past four conference games and 7-2 ATS in the past nine against winning teams, too. However, Cal is just 1-3-1 ATS in the past five at home. Stanford has dominated lately, going 5-1 ATS in the past six meetings, while going 4-0 ATS in the past four across the bay to Berkeley. The road team is 7-2 ATS in the past nine, and 5-1 ATS in the past six meetings.
Arizona at Washington State (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.)
The Wildcats are trying to become bowl eligibility, while the Cougars have a chance at making the four-team national playoff if some craziness occurs in the next few weeks. But they need to keep winning first. Vegas has them installed as a moderate 10-point favorite, but containing QB Khalil Tate could be an issue. Arizona hasn't been very good on the road, however, going just 4-14 ATS in the past 18 road games and 1-5 ATS in the past six road outings against a team with a winning home mark. The Cougs are 9-1 ATS in the past 10 at home, and 6-1 ATS in the past seven conference tilts. They're also 16-5 ATS in the past 21 game overall, too. The over has connected in four in a row, while going 4-1 in the past five meetings in Pullman. In addition, the underdog is 11-4 ATS in the past 15 in this series.
Arizona State at Oregon (Pac-12 Network, 10:30 p.m.)
One of these 6-4 clubs will leave with a fifth loss, but bowl are already bowl eligible. This one could be a rock 'em/sock 'em kind of a game, as each team has a solid quarterback and playmakers on the wing. Arizona State is fun to watch because of WR N'Keal Harry, while it all starts with QB Justin Herbert for Oregon. AZ State enters 11-5 ATS in the past 16 league games, while going 9-4 ATS in the past 13 against teams with a winning record. The Ducks are 2-5 ATS in the past seven home games, and just 3-8 ATS in the past 11 games overall. Eugene has been a house of horrors for Sparky, though, as they're just 0-3-1 ATS in the past four trips to Autzen Stadium, and 2-8-1 ATS in the past 11 meetings in this series overall. The over is 6-2 in the past eight meetings, and 5-2 in the past seven battles in Oregon.