Here they are, our penultimate edition of Pac-12 picks for the 2015 season. As always, all lines are courtesy of VegasInsider.com, and are for purposes of your own choosing, because you are your own person, and nobody can tell you what to do. And as always our pick for the Washington game will come in a separate post a little later today. All games Saturday.
Last week: 2-4 straight-up, 3-3 against the spread
Season: 57-22 straight-up, 42-27-2 against the spread
Arizona at Arizona State, 12:30 p.m., FOX Sports 1 (no line) -- Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon is officially listed as questionable to play in this game due to a concussion, so there wasn’t a betting line when I last checked on Friday morning. That does complicate this pick, because Solomon played pretty well in the Wildcats’ upset victory over Utah last week. Jerrard Randall has his pluses, too -- he’s an outstanding runner, and threw the game-winning touchdown pass last week -- but I don’t know of Arizona can win the Territorial Cup relying solely on him. And the fight that ASU showed when down by 17 points in the first half last week against Washington leads me to believe that maybe the Sun Devils still have something left in the tank. The pick: Arizona State 31, Arizona 27.
USC at Oregon, 12:30 p.m., ESPN (Oregon by 4) -- A huge game for both teams, obviously, though the Ducks need Stanford to lose to California to have any hope of winning the Pac-12 North. USC, meanwhile, can win the Pac-12 South by beating Oregon, then beating UCLA next weekend. But the Ducks seem to be rolling behind the exploits of senior quarterback Vernon Adams, who is making the most of what appeared earlier to be a lost season in Eugene. The Ducks still can’t get to where they wanted to go this season, but they’re going to continue wrecking the hopes of other teams along the way. The pick: Oregon 35, USC 30.
UCLA at Utah, 12:30 p.m., FOX (Utah by 1.5) -- Two teams coming off heartbreaking losses, and now comes the news that Utah running back Devontae Booker will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee. Hard to see the Utes beating the Bruins without him. Think UCLA gets this one. The pick: UCLA 28, Utah 20.
California at Stanford, 7:30 p.m., ESPN (Stanford by 11) -- How will the Cardinal respond after having their CFP hopes (all but) dashed? Probably pretty well, because I don’t see the Bears’ defense slowing them down much. The pick: Stanford 41, California 28.
Colorado at Washington State, 7:45 p.m., ESPN2 (WSU by 15) -- Any other year, with any other WSU team, I might view this as a trap game. But these Cougars have a different vibe to them. And Colorado freshman Cade Apsay will be making his first career start at quarterback in place of the injured Sefo Liufau. I don’t see any way the Buffaloes hang with WSU on a chilly night in Pullman. The pick: Washington State 45, Colorado 24.
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