CFB Week 7 Picks: USC at Notre Dame Spread Odds, Trends & Injuries Print
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Saturday, 17 October 2009 08:36
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USC at ND

Charlie Weis can cement his future with No. 25 Notre Dame Saturday when the Fighting Irish host No. 6 USC at 3:30PM ET from Notre Dame Stadium.

Bet USC at Notre Dame
A win on Saturday for Weis could solidify his job as head coach, where a loss may put his future in jeopardy. The Irish are trying to end a seven-game losing streak to USC and Weis brings in a team with a 4-1 record that has won three games by seven points or less. The Irish have failed to cover the spread in their last four games, but Saturday marks the first time this season that they are underdogs. Jimmy Clausen has thrown for 1,544 yards and 12 touchdowns on the season to lead Notre Dame. Golden Tate has caught 33 passes for 602 yards and four scores, making up for the loss of Michael Floyd, who had five touchdown catches in three games before having his season ended with a broken collarbone. Armando Allen has rushed for 365 yards and three touchdowns on the year as well. On defense, the Irish are allowing 23 points and 403 yards per-game.
USC is 4-1 on the year and is 2-0 since losing to Washington 16-13 on Sept. 19. The Trojans have covered the spread in just two games this year, but have been favored by double digits in three of their five games in 2009. Freshman Matt Barkley has not lost as a starter, throwing for 958 yards and three touchdowns on the season. Joe McKnight has rushed for 473 yards and six touchdowns to lead the running attack, which is without Stafon Johnson, who is still recovering from a weightlifting injury where he dropped over 200 pounds on his neck. Johnson had five touchdowns on the year and will be out for at leas the remainder of 2009. Damian Williams has caught 24 passes for 359 yards and a touchdown to lead the USC receiving corp, which could give Notre Dame trouble on Saturday. The Trojans are allowing just 8.6 points and 236 yards per-game, both of which rank among the best in the country.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made USC 10-point road favorites over Notre Dame on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 48.5.
College Football Week 7 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992
USC is 10-7 against the spread versus NOTRE DAME since 1992
USC is 10-6 straight up against NOTRE DAME since 1992
10 of 16 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games over the last 3 seasons
USC is 2-0 against the spread versus NOTRE DAME over the last 3 seasons 
USC is 2-0 straight up against NOTRE DAME over the last 3 seasons 
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 
All games played at NOTRE DAME since 1992
NOTRE DAME is 4-4 against the spread versus USC since 1992
NOTRE DAME is 4-4 straight up against USC since 1992
5 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games played at NOTRE DAME over the last 3 seasons.
USC is 1-0 against the spread versus NOTRE DAME over the last 3 seasons 
USC is 1-0 straight up against NOTRE DAME over the last 3 seasons 
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Week 7 College Football Injury Report
USC
[CB] 09/06/2009 - Shareece Wright out for season ( Academics ) 
[RB] 10/03/2009 - Marc Tyler "?" ( Toe ) 
[WR] 09/06/2009 - Ronald Johnson hopes to return 10/17 vs. Notre Dame ( Collarbone ) 
[DE] 09/06/2009 - Armond Armstead is likely to be sidelined for six weeks ( Foot ) 
[CB] 10/03/2009 - Brian Baucham "?" ( Head ) 
[LB] 10/03/2009 - Malcolm Smith "?" ( Ankle ) 
[DL] 10/02/2009 - Hebron Fanqupo is downgraded to out for season ( Leg ) 
[RB] 09/29/2009 - Stafon Johnson out for season ( Throat ) 
[DE] 10/02/2009 - Marshall Jones out for season ( Neck ) 
NOTRE DAME
[FB] 10/03/2009 - James Aldridge "?" ( Shoulder ) 
[WR] 09/27/2009 - Michael Floyd out for regular season ( Collarbone ) 
USC at Notre Dame Current Odds
USC Trojans -10 Over 48.5 (-400)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish +10 Under 48.5 (+300)

Player Props:

Total completions for Matt Barkley (USC): Over/Under 18
Total passing touchdowns + interceptions for Barkley: Over/Under 2.5
Total rushing yards for Joe McKnight (USC): Over/Under 105.5
Total rushing attempts for Allen Bradford (USC): Over/Under 8.5
Total receptions for Damian Williams (USC): Over/Under 4.5
Total receiving yards for Williams: Over/Under 65.5
Total receptions for Anthony McCoy (USC): Over/Under 2
Total receptions for Stanley Havili (USC): Over/Under 2.5
Total passing yards for Jimmy Clausen (ND): Over/Under 242.5
Total pass attempts for Clausen: Over/Under 33.5
Total touchdown passes for Clausen: Over/Under 1.5
Total rushing yards for Armando Allen Jr. (ND): Over/Under 44.5
Total receptions for Allen Jr.: Over/Under 2.5
Total rushing attempts for Robert Hughes (ND): Over/Under 7.5
Total receptions for Golden Tate (ND): Over/Under 4.5
Total receiving yards for Tate: Over/Under 77.5
Total receptions for Kyle Rudolph (ND): Over/Under 3.5
Bet USC at Notre Dame
Posted: 10/17/09 1:36PM ET 

 

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