Does it ever get easy to pick a USC game?
The Trojans are sloppy and not gettting better. That makes them predictable and is helpful for picking games.
But then you remember they play in the Pac-12 South. Colorado is undefeated. But its opponents are 4-19 overall. Who have the Buffaloes beaten? Nebraska? Arizona State? New Hampshire?
If Clay Helton is good at one thing, it is being a bottom feeder. USC is 29-2 when it is oddsmakers’ favorite.
USC middle linebacker Cameron Smith might not play today but I don’t think it’s a huge deal. He is a mainstay but he is also a solid-but-not-spectacular linebacker.
If USC played in the SEC or Big 12 or Big Ten, I might take the other team. But against a Pac-12 South opponent, I need to take the Trojans.
Score: USC 27, Colorado 24.