|2012 FOX College Football Game of the Week Odds: Oregon vs. USC|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 31 October 2012 12:30|
Oregon vs. USC Odds
Oregon is 8-0 overall, 5-0 in the Pac-12 and 2-0 on the road. USC is 6-2 overall, 4-2 in conference play and 3-0 at home. The Ducks are 4-4 against the spread this year while the Trojans are 2-6 ATS. The road team has won the last two meetings between these two teams.
Trends show that the favorite is 6-2 against the spread in the last 8 games in this series. These two team have also combined to hit the under in 4 of their last 5 encounters at USC.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Oregon is the favorite on the road in this game, as the Ducks are getting odds of -7.5 points at USC on Saturday. The over/under total has been set at 70 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Oregon favored by 7 points. The spread never got lower than that and peaked at 8 points before closing at Oregon -7.5.
Oregon is coming off a 70-14 win over Colorado at home last week. The Ducks have scored at least 42 points in every game this year and lead the nation in scoring at 53.4 points per game. Along with that, the Oregon defense is allowing just 19.4 points per game. Oregon is led this year by the third-best rushing attack in the country, which is averaging 330.6 yards per game. Kenjon Barner has rushed for 974 yards and 14 touchdowns to lead the team.
USC is coming off a 39-36 loss at Arizona last week. The Trojans have now lost two games by a combined 10 points, with both games coming on the road. On the season, USC is scoring 35 points per game while the defense is allowing only 19.5 points per game. USC is being led by quarterback Matt Barkley, who has thrown for 2,266 yards and 25 touchdowns. Receiver Marqise Lee has caught 76 passes for 1,129 yards and 10 touchdowns as well.
In terms of Injuries, USC running back D.J. Morgan is questionable with a leg injury while defensive tackle Cody Temple is out with an ankle injury. Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan is questionable with a shoulder injury while linebacker Kiko Alonso is probable with an undisclosed injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Oregon. The Ducks are getting 84% of the wagers with odds of -7.5 points at USC on Saturday night.