|2013 ESPN2 Friday Night College Football Odds: USC vs. Oregon State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 01 November 2013 13:30|
USC vs. Oregon State Odds
Oregon State is 6-2 overall, 4-1 in the Pac-12, 2-2 at home and 4-4 against the spread. USC is 5-3 overall, 2-2 in the Pac-12, 1-2 on the road and 3-5 against the spread. The home team has won five straight in this series.
Trends show that the home team is 7-1 against the spread in the last 8 games of this series while USC is 0-5 against the spread in its last 5 trips to Oregon State. Oregon State has hit the over in 10 of its last 13 games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Oregon State is the favorite at home, as the Beavers have odds of -4 points against USC on Friday night. The over/under total for the game has been set at 52.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Oregon State favored by 3 points. The spread climbed to a peak of 5.5 points before falling to 4. The over/under total opened at 52 points. It climbed up to 53 points before falling back to 52.5.
Oregon State is coming off a 20-12 loss to Stanford at home last Saturday. The Beavers have had both their losses come by a combined 11 points. The Oregon State offense is one of the best in the country, as it averaging 40.1 points per game and leads the nation in passing at 420.8 yards per game. Quarterback Sean Mannion has thrown for 3,263 yards and 30 touchdowns with just three interceptions this season. Receiver Brandin Cooks has added 85 receptions for 1,256 yards and 13 scores. Defensively, the Beavers are allowing 27.4 points per game.
USC is coming off a 19-3 win over Utah last week. The Trojans are 2-1 since letting Lane Kiffin go as head coach, with the lone loss being 14-10 to Notre Dame. USC has struggled all season on offense, averaging just 24.6 points per game, but the defense has been improving, now allowing just 19.3 points per contest. Quarterback Cody Kessler has thrown for 1,560 yards and nine touchdowns this season while running back Tre Madden has 671 rushing yards with three scores.
In terms of Injuries, Oregon State tight end Connor Hamlett (knee) is out for the game. USC tight end Randall Telfer (knee) is doubtful, while receiver Victor Blackwell (ankle) is questionable for the game.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Oregon State, as the Beavers are getting 82% of the wagers with odds of -4 points against USC on Friday night.