Arkansas St. vs. USC Odds
Saturday’s college football action closes at 11PM ET when No. 8 USC hosts Arkansas State. Here’s a look at the odds for this game.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, USC is the clear favorite in this game, as the Trojans are getting odds of -27 points against Arkansas State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 69 points. These two have no recent meetings.
USC is coming off a 9-4 record in 2014 in the first year with Steve Sarkisian as head coach. The Trojans were 6-3 in the Pac-12, finished second in the South Division. USC was just 7-6 against the spread in 2014 while going 7-6 with the under. The Trojans also are 7-2 with the under in their last 9 games in September. It’s been a tough few weeks for USC and Sarkisian, who was reprimanded after appearing at a USC event intoxicated and using vulgar language. The team is looking to move on and focus on football and they can do that behind the arm of Cody Kessler. Kessler is one of the top Heisman candidates for this year as he threw for 3,826 yards and 39 touchdowns with just five interceptions in 2014.
Arkansas State is coming off a 7-5 record in 2014. The Red Wolves were 5-3 in the Sun Belt, finishing fourth in Blake Anderson’s debut season as head coach. The Red Wolves were 7-6 against the spread last year while going 9-4 with the over. Arkansas State has hit the over in 8 straight overall and 5 straight road games. The Red Wolves also have a veteran quarterback leading the team. Fredi Knighten returns for his senior year after throwing for 3,277 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2014. He also rushed for 779 yards and 11 scores.