Arizona vs Southern California 10/19/2019 Odds, Picks and Game Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Arizona vs. Southern California 10/19/2019- Saturday’s showdown between PAC-12 rivals Arizona and Southern California will be one of several must-watch games for online sports bettors. After losing to Washington 51-27 last week, the Wildcats now hold a 4-2 record but still on a four-way tie with USC, Arizona State and Utah with identical 2-1 slate – good for the share of the top spot in PAC-12 South. The Trojans, meanwhile, will try to recover after back-to-back setbacks at the hands of Washington 28-14 and Notre Dame 30-27 in their last two outings.
Arizona vs Southern California 10/19/2019
The Arizona Wildcats got some reality check against a formidable foe last week. Against Washington, quarterback Khalil Tate went 13 out of 25 for 184 yards with one touchdown and an interception in the match. Running back JJ Taylor ran for 82 yards on 18 carries, while wide receiver Cedric Peterson caught 3 passes for 64 yards with no touchdown. The Wildcats have the 17th best passing game in the nation with 300 yards per game. Unfortunately, their defense has performed poorly all season long, allowing opponents to an average of 33 points per contest.
Players to watch: Khalil Tate QB (94 CMP, 145 ATT, 1272 YDS, 64.8 CMP%, 8.8 AVG, 75 LNG, 10 TD, 6 INT), J.J Taylor RB (54 ATT, 301 YDS, 5.6 AVG, 40 LNG, 3 TD), Gary Brightwell RB (44 ATT, 286 YDS, 6.5 AVG, 94 LNG, 4 TD), Cedric Peterson WR (14 REC, 270 YDS, 19.3 AVG, 75 LNG, 1 TD), Jamarye Joiner WR (17 REC, 262 YDS, 15.4 AVG, 40 LNG, 2 TD).Utah Utes
Southern California Trojans
The USC Trojans find themselves virtually out of Bowl Games contention entering Week No.7. It looks like the misery for the traditional football powerhouse will continue following their mishaps in their last two contests. Quarterback Kedon Slovis passed for 255 yards on 24-35 with two touchdowns and running back Markese Stepp ran for 81 yards with one touchdown last week against Notre Dame. Top-receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown accounted for 112 yards on 8 receptions with one TD.
Players to watch: Kedon Slovis QB (84 CMP, 112 ATT, 987 YDS, 75.0 CMP%, 8.8 AVG, 60 LNG, 7 TD, 4 INT), Vavae Malepeai RB (87 ATT, 406 YDS, 4.7 AVG, 26 LNG, 4 TD), Markese Stepp RB (35 ATT, 241 YDS, 6.9 AVG, 35 LNG, 2 TD), Michael Pittman Jr. WR (39 REC, 530 YDS, 13.6 AVG, 77 LNG, 4 TD), Tyler Vaughns WR (35 REC, 461 YDS, 13.2AVG, 41 LNG, 3 TD).
Arizona Wildcats vs Southern California Trojans Betting Trends
Arizona is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Southern California Trojans
Southern California is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games
Arizona Wildcats vs Southern California Trojans Betting Picks
ESPN Matchup Predictor put the USC Trojans as the overwhelming favorite to win the game with 82.4 percent. Historically, the Arizona Wildcats have struggled against the USC, losing six consecutive times against the Trojans. Online betting websites predict USC to dismantle Arizona 38-31 at home.