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College Football Week 2 Picks: Washington State Cougars vs. USC Trojans

Jeff GrantContributor ISeptember 3, 2013

College Football Week 2 Picks: Washington State Cougars vs. USC Trojans

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    The USC Trojans are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight meetings with the Washington State Cougars, which is important to consider when making your Week 2 college football picks Saturday, as the two teams prepare to meet at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

    Sports bettors will find that the Trojans are 15-point home favorites in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 53 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Pac-12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    All gambling stats via SBR Forum.

Washington State Cougars

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    The Washington State Cougars suffered a 31-24 loss to the Auburn Tigers as 14-point road underdogs last Saturday while going under the betting total of 60.5.

    College football handicappers will find that the Cougars are 5-3 against the spread as underdogs of 10.5 to 21 points over the last two-plus seasons.

USC Trojans

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    The USC Trojans picked up a 30-13 victory over the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors as 23.5-point road favorites last Thursday while going under the betting total of 52.

    Trojans quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Max Wittek completed a combined 15 of 29 passes for 172 yards in that affair.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total, as the under is 7-1 in the USC Trojans' last eight home games.

    College Football Pick: Under 53

     

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