USC set to host ASU as a nine-point home favorite

As a true freshman in 2019, Arizona St. QB Jayden Daniels had a stellar 17/2 TD-INT ratio.

The Pac-12 will become the final Power Five conference of the season to get underway when the
six-game slate kicks off on Nov. 7.

No. 21 USC will host Arizona State as a 9-point favorite, according to BetOnline. The Trojans
opened as 11-point favorites, but the early betting action has been on the Sun Devils.

Quarterbacks Kedon Slovis (USC) and Jayden Daniels (ASU) should provide an entertaining
matchup. Slovis took over for an injured JT Daniels last season and completed 72% of his
passes, throwing 30 touchdowns. Daniels only completed 60% of his passes for Arizona State,
but his touchdown-to-interception ratio was an impressive 17-to-2.

Washington State is traveling to Oregon State as a 3-point ‘chalk’ in what is expected to be the
closest game in the conference. This line has held steady over the last few weeks.

The Cougars’ in-state rival will be traveling to California. Washington is a 4-point road favorite in its
first game under head coach Jimmy Lake. Former head coach Chris Petersen had three
consecutive seasons with double-digit wins, but he went just 8-5 last season.

Lake served as the defensive coordinator under Petersen, so there should not be a rebuild in
place for the Huskies. However, Washington has been bet down from -6 to -4.

Utah is the lone double-digit favorite in Week 1. The Utes are listed at -14 in their home game
against Arizona. The Wildcats have gone 15-30 in conference games since winning the Pac-12
South in 2014.

Oregon opened as a double-digit ‘chalk’ (-11.5) against Stanford, but the line has been bet down
to -9. The Ducks are playing in their first game without star quarterback Justin Herbert, who is
finding success as a rookie in the NFL. Stanford returns veterans on defense, but it went just 4-8
last year.

The final game of the day is a matchup between UCLA and Colorado. There has been no line
movement during the last two weeks, with the Bruins holding as 6-point road favorites.

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