USC @ Washington Is This a Trap Game?

ctsports picksAnalyst ISeptember 18, 2009

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 13:  Joe McKnight #4 of the Southern California Trojans looks for running room while playing the Ohio State Buckeyes on September 13, 2009 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. USC won the game 18-15. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

We are back this week with another TRAP game of the week brought to us from Handicapper Craig Trapp! This weekly feature article has arose out of Craig's weekly radio show PICKS and Parlays!! Make sure you check out the weekly radio show as each week as Craig and Mitch host the show and usually have several professional sports handicappers all giving our FREE PICKS for the upcoming week.

Last week trap pick was Tulane hoping they could surprise BYU, well that did no happen. Hopefully this weeks trap game will be much more successful.

This week think USC and Washington game provides a huge trap for USC. USC goes into this game as a 21 point favorite  and after a huge road win at Ohio State. Most do not realize how tough it is for a West Coast team to play a huge game in the Eastern Time Zone. The game with Ohio State was a very hard fought game for the Trojans and even though they pulled out a win they came out pretty banged up. Yes we all know that USC is much more talented then Washington but the Trojans will fall victim to a let down and will be lucky to pull out a win here. Oh and don't forget that starting QB Barkley most likely will not play with a shoulder injury.

Also in the favor of Washington this week is they know USC very well as new head coach Steve Sarkisian and with former Carroll assistant Nick Holt as defensive coordinator. These two know USC schemes forward and backwards and will have Washington poised to take advantage of them. If anyone watched the first game of year the Huskies look a ton better against a very good LSU team and easily covered the spread. Think they easily cover again this week against a USC team that is just looking to get out with a win. The offense will move the ball the key will be if they can hold the turnovers below 2 for the game. The defense still lack the elite playmakers but they are sound tacklers and all rally to the ball every play. Washington was shut out and embarrassed last year and these players have not forgot. USC better come to play or they will once again lose a game to a 20 plus point underdog.

Trap game of week: Washington +21 and take a small play Washington Moneyline +600

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