|Fox Sports 1 College Football Week 2 Odds: Washington State vs. USC|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 06 September 2013 09:00|
Washington State vs. USC Odds
USC opened the season with a 30-13 win over Hawaii on the road. The Trojans failed to cover the spread of 23.5 points and went under the total. Washington State lost 31-24 to Auburn on the road, but covered a 14-point spread. The Cougars also hit the under. USC has won its last eight against Washington State.
Trends show that USC is 1-6 against the spread in its last 7 games following a win and 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on grass while Washington State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games against a team with a winning record.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, USC is the favorite at home in this one, as the Trojans have odds of -15.5 points against Washington State. The over/under total for this game has been set at 53.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had USC favored by 14.5 points. The spread hit a peak of 16.5 points before falling back to USC -15.5. The over/under total opened at 53.5 points. It bounced from 53 to 54 before moving back to 53.5.
USC got a win in its opener, but its offense didn’t look to impressive. The Trojans totaled just 364 yards of offense in the win. The defense did hold Hawaii to just 231 yards and 23 rushing yards, but the Trojans will need more offense this week. Tre Madden led USC by rushing for 109 yards on 18 carries. The Trojans split time between two quarterbacks, but Cody Kessler and Max Wittek combined to go 15 of 29 passing for 172 yards with one touchdown.
Washington State put up a good effort against Auburn, but came up just short on the scoreboard. The Huskies totaled 464 total yards of offense in the loss while allowing 394 yard to Auburn. Quarterback Connor Halliday led the team in the loss as he was 35 of 65 passing for 344 yards and one touchdown. Halliday did throw three interceptions in the game, however.
In terms of Injuries, USC cornerback Anthony Brown is questionable with a knee injury while cornerback Kevon Seymour is questionable with a shin problem. Washington State safety Darius Lemora is questionable with an undisclosed injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Washington State, as the Cougars are getting 66% of the wagers with odds of +15.5 points against USC.