Another week of college football is upon us. The Pac-12 is one of the better college football conferences and currently has the third-ranked team in Oregon. The Pac-12 is starting to get more into the conference play portion of the season, with Week 5 having a few matchups that can separate the contenders from the pretenders.
Right now, the Pac-12 has several teams that are still in contention for the conference championship. Week 5 looks like it has some exciting games for bettors. Here are BetMGM’s Week 5 college football odds this week.
USC at Colorado
Spread: USC -7
USC has been one of the most disappointing teams in the conference so far. They have lost at home to both Stanford and Oregon State, but they’re still seven-point favorites on the road this week.
One thing benefiting USC is that they won their only road conference game so far. Also, Colorado has given up 30+ points in their last two games, so Southern Cal’s air raid offense should have a field day against the Buffalos’ defense.
Oregon at Stanford
Spread: Oregon -8.5
Oregon looks like a team that could make the College Football Playoffs this year. They cruised to their first conference win of the year over Arizona, which has yet to win a game this season.
This week, Oregon travels to Stanford, where the Cardinal have found mixed success in Pac-12 play.
Statistically, Oregon seems to have the edge, with the Ducks scoring ten more points per game than Stanford and allowing eight fewer points per game. However, Pac-12 history may suggest otherwise, with Oregon failing to cover last week and Stanford winning as a double-digit underdog earlier this season. Stanford also has a long history of upsetting contenders in October, so this game could be more interesting than the line suggests.
Washington at Oregon State
Spread: Oregon State -2.5
In my opinion, Washington and Oregon State are playing to see who will challenge Oregon for the Pac-12 North. Both are 1-0 in conference play, and unless Stanford upsets Oregon, these two teams will be the only ones with a realistic shot of catching the Ducks.
Arizona State at UCLA
Spread: UCLA -3.5
The winner of Arizona State and UCLA will likely be the favorite to win the Pac-12 South, with Utah being the only other 1-0 team in conference play.
Both teams covered easily in their last conference game. UCLA moved up to #20 in the country, yet are just favorites by 3.5 points at home, which shows that bettors don’t trust the Bruins yet.
Washington State at California
Spread: California -7.5
Truthfully, there do not appear to be many long-term implications related to this game. Both teams are 0-1 in conference play and 1-3 overall this season.
This game is more for pride than standings. California looks like the better team and shouldn’t have any significant problems with the Cougars.
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