Back for another week of Pac-12 picks. As usual, all lines are courtesy of VegasInsider.com. Our pick for the UW-California game will come in a separate post tomorrow.
Utah at USC, 1 p.m., Pac-12 Networks (USC by 6) -- This should be an interesting game to watch, with USC maybe feeling a little better after a win under Ed Orgeron followed by a pretty competitive loss at Notre Dame. And the Utes are coming off a pretty deflating loss to Arizona. So here's to thinking USC's mojo continues. Silas Redd has been looking better and better, too. USC 31, Utah 24.
UCLA at Oregon, 4 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN (UO by 23.5) --One of two pretty important matchups in the conference this week. But after seeing how the Bruins struggled to move the ball against Stanford, just not sure if UCLA's offense will have enough steam against the Ducks' well-rested defense to keep up. And the Ducks' offense has never been clicking better. Oregon 58, UCLA 24.
Arizona at Colorado, 5 p.m., Pac-12 Networks (UA by 15.5) --This is a critical game for the Wildcats' bowl chances, with Arizona sitting at 4-2 at its midway point. 'Cats should be 5-2 after this one. Arizona 38, Colorado 28.
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Stanford at Oregon State, 7:30 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN (Stanford by 5) -- This will be a big test for the Beavers, who have won six consecutive games and have seen Sean Mannion and Brandin Cooks vault to the top of a handful of national statistical categories. Should be a good one in Corvallis, but I still think the Cardinal have the edge here. Stanford 35, OSU 28.
Last week: 6-1 straight up, 3-3 against the spread. Season: 49-10, 35-23.