|2013 College Football Week 1 Picks & Predictions: USC vs. Hawaii|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 29 August 2013 18:15|
USC vs. Hawaii Pick
USC went just 7-6 last season and was an abysmal 3-10 against the point spread. Hawaii went 3-9 last season and was just 4-7 against the point spread. USC has won the last five meetings dating back to 1999, but Hawaii has covered the spread in the last two meetings with USC.
Odds: The oddsmakers from Bovada.lv have USC as the heavy favorite on the road, as the Trojans have been given odds of -23.5 points against Hawaii. The over/under total for the game has been set at 53.5 points
Line Movement: The opening odds for this game had USC favored by 21 points. The spread was never lower than that and is currently peaking at USC -23.5. The over/under odds opened at 52.5 points and has since slowly worked up to 53.5.
Public Betting: Of the wagers that have been placed on this game, 75% are going on USC with a point spread of -23.5 points against Hawaii. Be sure to click on the public betting link to get the latest odds and betting percentages.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL FREE PICK: USC is 0-7 against the spread in its last 7 road games and 0-4 ATS in its last 4 non-conference games while Hawaii is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games against Pac-12 opponents, but just 2-8 ATS in its last 10 home games. Despite some trends going against USC, our pick in this one is the Trojans. USC needs to make a statement in this opener, and despite the team playing two quarterbacks, the Trojans should come out motivated. Lane Kiffin is working with a short rope right now, so any negative signs from the Trojans could spell the end of his job. With a talent like Marqise Lee at receiver, USC can score at any time. Covering 23.5 points is a lot, but the Trojans should be able to handle that over 60 minutes of football.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 1 FREE PICK: USC -23.5