[7:30 PM] #20 USC @ #4 Washington

Who will WIN this matchup?

#20 USC Trojans (6-3)

@ #4 Washington Huskies (9-0)


Current odds:

USC Trojans: (+274)

Washington Huskies: (-320)


ESPN simulations have Washington as 78.5% favorites to win the game.

64% of sports bets are currently on Washington to win as (-320) favorites.

The line for this game Washington by 7.5 points.

Fourth-ranked Washington is in good position in terms of the College Football Playoff but faces a big hurdle with red-hot USC arriving in Seattle for Saturday’s Pac-12 contest. The Trojans have won five consecutive contests and have soared with redshirt freshman Sam Darnold as the starting quarterback and will represent a big test for a Huskies’ defense allowing 17 points per game.

Darnold has thrown 18 touchdown pass and topped 300 yards three times during the winning streak that has displayed that the Trojans have a star quarterback in the making. Overall, he has passed for 1,874 yards and 20 touchdowns against four interceptions and he is mixing well with standout junior wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster, who has 48 receptions for 641 yards and eight touchdowns.

Sophomore inside linebacker Cameron Smith leads the defense with 63 tackles while sophomore outside linebacker Gustin Porter has a team-best 7.5 tackles for losses.

Sophomore quarterback Jake Browning matched his own school record with six touchdown passes in last week’s win over California and he also holds the single-season mark of 34 passing scores. Browning, who has passed for 2,273 yards, regularly teams up with junior wideouts John Ross (44 reception, 14 touchdowns) and Dante Pettis (37 catches, 11 scores), while sophomore running back Myles Gaskins (952 yards) is closing in on his second consecutive 1,000-yard season.

Trojans junior CB Adoree’ Jackson is averaging 31.2 yards on kickoff returns and 14.7 on punts – returning one of each for a score.


StreakSmarts Pick: #4 Washington Huskies

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick