Pac 12 Week 9 Betting Odds: Plenty of Double-Digit Point Spreads
All Four Ranked Pac-12 Teams Heavy Favorites In Week 9 Matchups
Defending Champion Utah Utes Looking for Second Road Win of 2022
This week’s Pac-12 schedule isn’t going to wow too many onlookers. Only the Utah-Washington State matchup features a pair of teams with winning records so that could be the best of the games according to the Pac-12 Week 9 betting odds.
The Week 9 schedule will be about ranked Oregon, USC, Utah and UCLA taking care of business with three of the four ranked teams in the Pac-12 favored by more than 10 points this week. This is the first time in four weeks that one of the Pac-12 matchups doesn’t include a pair of ranked foes squaring off.
Oregon has moved up to No. 8 in both national polls. Southern California is 10th in the Associated Press poll and 11th in the American Football Coaches Association ranking.
UCLA and Utah are 12th and 14th in the AP poll. The Utes are also 14th in the coaches’ poll with UCLA dropping five spots to No. 15 in that ranking.
Oregon (even) has the best odds to win the Pac-12 according to the sportsbook. The Ducks are followed by USC (+265) while Utah and UCLA are both priced at +425.
Game of the Week
Utah Utes vs Washington State Cougars
- Date, time (TV): (FS1)
- Line: Utah -7.5
Defending Pac-12 champion Utah (5-2, 2-1 in the Pac-12) is just a game out of first place in the conference standings and according to the Pac-12 Week 9 betting odds, the Utes are favored to stay in contention for another Pac-12 title even if Oregon, USC and UCLA are the conference teams dominating the headlines.
The Utes are just 1-2 on the road this season as they are allowing nearly 100 more yards away from home.
Utah quarterback Cameron Rising is completing 68.8% of his passes with 15 TDs and just three interceptions while Cameron Ward of Washington State has thrown for 1,962 yards with 16 touchdowns.
Utah has won the last three meetings with the Cougars and outscored Washington State 107-54 in those games.
Oregon Ducks vs California Bears
- Date, time (TV): (FS1)
- Line: Oregon -17.5
When looking at the Pac 12 football standings, Oregon is the lone undefeated team in conference play thanks in large part to the Ducks leading the conference with an average of 517.1 yards per game. California has allowed the second-most passing yards in the conference. With the way Oregon quarterback Bo Nix is throwing the ball, that could be an issue for the Bears.
Cal freshman Jaydn Ott is fourth in the Pac-12 in rushing, however, he has just 155 yards over the last three games. Still, the Bears are heavy underdogs according to the Pac-12 Week 9 betting odds.
Nix has 17 TD passes and only one interception during Oregon’s six-game winning streak. He has completed 79.2% of his passes over the last two games.
Cal has allowed the second-most sacks in the conference, so keep an eye on the Oregon pass rushers in this matchup.
Although Cal has just two wins in the last 13 matchups with Oregon, the Bears have covered against the college football betting lines in each of the last three games with each of those contests finishing under the total.
Southern California Trojans vs Arizona Wildcats
- Date, time (TV): (Pac-12 Network)
- Line: USC -15.5
The defensive-challenged Wildcats could be in for a long evening. Arizona (3-4, 1-3) is allowing 454 yards per game this season and that number jumps to 528.5 in conference play.
USC quarterback Caleb Williams threw for a season-high 381 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions in last week’s one-point loss to Utah for the Trojans (6-1, 4-1). He is still in the running for the Heisman Trophy and will need to continue to pile up the yards and touchdown passes to close the gap on the leaders.
The game features three of the most productive receivers in the Pac-12. Arizona’s Jacob Cowing has 53 catches for 737 yards and seven TDs while teammate Dorian Singer has 605 yards on 41 receptions. USC is led by Jordan Addison’s 39 catches and 585 passing yards.
USC has returned three interceptions for touchdowns this season so Arizona will need to be careful with the ball.
USC has won nine games in a row against Arizona. However, the Wildcats have covered against the college football point spreads in each of the last two meetings.
Arizona State Sun Devils vs Colorado Buffaloes
- Date, time (TV): (ESPNU)
- Line: Arizona State -13
One of these teams will be picking up their second conference win of the season.
Arizona State is allowing 32.3 points and Colorado 35.8 in conference play. The Sun Devils have allowed just three offensive plays of 30 yards or more in four conference games so the news on defense isn’t all bad.
The teams are at the bottom of the Pac-12 in passing offense. Between them, they have 13 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions.
Three of the last four games between the Sun Devils and Buffaloes went over the total.
Stanford Cardinal vs UCLA Bruins
- Date, time (TV): (ESPN)
- Line: UCLA -16.5
UCLA is coming off its first loss of the season and will look to get healthy against a Stanford team looking for its third win in a row.
The defense has helped Stanford find its way into the win column as Notre Dame and Arizona State were both limited to just 14 points. Stanford allowed 301 and 355 yards in those two contests. Stanford has allowed touchdowns to be scored on just 11 of 22 drives into the red zone this season.
The UCLA offense is a much more dangerous unit as the Bruins average just under 500 yards per game.
UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson leads the Pac-12 with a passing rating of 172.24 as he is completing 73.8% of his passes for 1,772 yards with 17 scoring passes and only three interceptions.
Stanford had won 11 games in a row against UCLA, but the Bruins have captured two of the last three matchups, including last year’s meeting 35-24 as a four-point favorite on the road.
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