College Football Betting Preview
#23 Oregon at #9 USC
Saturday, 8:00 pm Eastern – ABC
SBG Global Opening Line: USC – 17 , Total 57
Revenge will be on the mind of ninth-ranked USC on Saturday as they host #23 Oregon. The Trojans rarely lose any games but they were beaten last year by the Ducks 27-21 and they are coming off a loss to the other Oregon team, the Beavers that knocked them from #1 in the polls. With the volatility in college football it still could be possible that the Trojans could move up the rankings and regain that spot before the year is out, but not if they lose on Saturday. SBG Global reports that early College Football betting has the public taking USC at Home.
USC could be without two-time All-Pac-10 linebacker Rey Maualuga, who sprained his knee in the Oregon State loss and is questionable for Saturday.
The Trojans will need him considering Oregon is fourth in the country in rushing, averaging 308.6 yards in their first five games. “In areas we need to shore up, they are extremely capable and strong,” USC head coach Pete Carroll said. “You can’t ignore the running game with over 300 yards rushing.”
Here is a look at the College Football betting stats for Saturday’s game. The Ducks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October. The Ducks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on grass. The Ducks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.
The Trojans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on grass. The Trojans are 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Trojans are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a loss. The Trojans are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Trojans are 28-12 ATS in their last 40 home games. The Trojans are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in October. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between the two teams.
The Over is 5-1-1 in the Ducks last 7 games overall. The Under is 4-1 in the Ducks last 5 games on grass. The Under is 5-2 in the Ducks last 7 conference games. The Over is 9-4-2 in the Ducks last 15 road games.
SBG Global Current Line: USC – 16 , Total 56
The Under is 4-0 in the Trojans last 4 games in October. The Under is 7-1 in the Trojans last 8 home games. The Under is 16-5 in the Trojans last 21 games on grass. The Under is 21-7 in the Trojans last 28 conference games. The Under is 20-8 in the Trojans last 28 games overall. The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between the two teams.
Pick: USC 2 out of 5 units