2017 Rose Bowl Prediction

USC Trojans vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Rose Bowl Predictions 1/2/17

Is Penn State a good play as an underdog today in the Rose Bowl against USC or will the Trojans continue their red-hot play?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Trojans are 7.5-point favorites over the Nittany Lions while the over/under currently sits at 59 points. USC opened as a 6.5-point favorite but the line has jumped a full point, while the total opened at 62 before dropping to 59.

Bet College Football Bowl Games

USC KEY TRENDS: The Trojans are a perfect 6-0 against the spread in their last six games overall and are 5-1 at the betting window in their last six games played in January. That said, they're just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus Big Ten opponents and are winless at the betting window in their last four games played at a neutral site.

PENN STATE KEY TRENDS: The Nittany Lions are a perfect 8-0 against the spread in their last eight games coming off a win and are 8-0-1 against the number in their last nine games overall. They have not fared well at the betting window in non-conference games, however, going just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games against non-Big Ten competition. They're also just 1-4 ATS in their last five games played in January.

NCAA FB QUICK LINKS: Scores & Matchups | Injuries | Odds Comparison | Betting Trends | ATS Stats | Standings

OUR PREDICTION: One thing working in Penn State's favor is that the layoff killed USC's momentum. They finished the regular season on an eight-game winning streak, thumping Washington, UCLA and Notre Dame down the stretch. But the Trojans' last game came over a month ago, so how could they possibly have kept that focus up over these past four-plus weeks? Meanwhile, Penn State was passed over for the college football playoff and then the Nittany Lions had to watch as Ohio State (the team that did get in despite losing to PSU in the regular season) embarrassed itself against Clemson in the semi-finals. Penn State might not be as talented as USC, but the Nittany Lions will play with a massive chip on their shoulder today at the Rose Bowl. At the very least, I like them to stay within a touchdown of USC.



Recent NCAAF Discussions

Newsletters For NCAAF Week 4 (NFL Week 3) on Wed, Sep 2021 by Shazman
MLB FOR WED TUES SHIT 5-10-1 on Wed, Sep 2021 by Timmy1961
MLB FOR TUE MON OK MLB 8-4 NFL 1-2 on Tue, Sep 2021 by Surfer
RYDER CUP EARLY LOOKS FOR FRI on Tue, Sep 2021 by Timmy1961

College Football Predictions

Thumbnail Auburn vs. Penn State Week 3 Prediction The SEC will battle the Big Ten on Saturday night when No. 22 Auburn takes on No. 10 Penn State at 7:30 p.m. ET. With the Nittany Lions listed as 5-point home...
Thumbnail Alabama vs. Florida Week 3 Prediction SEC rivals clash at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday when No. 11 Florida hosts No. 1 Alabama at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS. With the total sitting at 60 points,...
Thumbnail Purdue vs. Notre Dame Prediction Will the Purdue Boilermakers cover as a 7.5-point road favorite on Saturday afternoon when they visit Notre Dame Stadium to take on the No. 12 Fighting Irish at 2:30...
Thumbnail Nebraska vs. Oklahoma Week 3 Prediction Is the under the best bet on the board when it comes to Saturday’s matchup between Nebraska and No. 3 Oklahoma at 12:00 p.m. ET? The non-conference rivals...
Thumbnail Maryland vs. Illinois Prediction The total in Friday night’s Big Ten matchup has moved from 59.5 up to 61.5 but is the over the best bet when Maryland takes on Illinois at...

NCAAF Headlines