USC over Ucla by 11

Playbook Football (Midweek Alert) - - Miami Florida Over -

A crit­i­cal game for UCLA head coach Jim Mora if he wants his of­fice keys to fit next year’s door locks, al­though word has it the lock­smith has been called. Floun­der­ing with a SU record of 9-13 (5-11 ver­sus Pac12 foes) since the start of 2016, Mora has also dropped two in a row to South­ern Cal af­ter win­ning his first three meet­ings (2012-14). Bru­ins QB Josh Rosen did his part to as­sist Mora’s cause last Satur­day, re­turn­ing af­ter miss­ing 5 quar­ters with a con­cus­sion to throw for 381 yards and a TD in last week’s 44-37 win over Ari­zona State, snap­ping a 2-game UCLA los­ing streak. The bad news for the Tro­jans is this con­test marks their 12th straight game with­out rest this sea­son. The good news is this game is their last reg­u­lar-sea­son con­test, so they can kick back and get some rest be­fore the con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship show­down on De­cem­ber 1st. USC brings con­flict­ing num­bers to the Coli­seum ta­ble tonight: 15-6 SUATS in Last Home Games, in­clud­ing as fa­vorites of 8 or more points, but only 2-4 SU and 1-5 ATS in sea­son fi­nales against foes off a win. A 0-4 ATS ef­fort as dou­ble-digit home chalk this year doesn’t in­spire con­fi­dence, but nei­ther does UCLA’s mis­er­able 1-6 ATS record as road dogs of more than 10 points and 4-11 SUATS mark when play­ing with con­fer­ence re­venge, in­clud­ing 1-5 ATS off a SU win. De­spite the ugly

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