Western Michigan vs. USC Prediction
Will Western Michigan hang with USC this evening when the teams meet in Southern Cal?
Who: Western Michigan (0-0) vs. USC (0-0)
What: College Football Week 1
When: 5:15PM ET, Saturday, September 2
Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Trojans are 27.5-point home favorites versus the Broncos, while the over/under currently sits at 58.5 points.
USC opened as a 24-point home favorite but the line was bet up three and a half full points to 27.5. As for the over/under, the number hit the board at 55 but has been bet up to 58.5.
Public Betting: Which side are public bettors on for this Matchup?
Public bettors are backing USC in droves this afternoon. Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 80% are taking the Trojans and laying the points.
OUR PREDICTION: The Broncos are 10-1 against the spread in their last 11 games in September and have covered the number in 12 of their last 14 non-conference games as well. They're also 16-5 against the spread in their last 21 road games and are 28-11 against the number in their last 39 games overall. Granted, Western Michigan has a new coach and a new quarterback. But the Broncos have enough talent to matchup with a Trojans team that has been hyped all summer. I think this game is closer than people expect.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 1 PREDICTION: WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS +27.5