USC vs. Oregon State Total Prediction
Pac-12 rivals will meet in Corvallis on Saturday night when the Oregon State Beavers host the USC Trojans at 10:00 p.m. ET. Will both offenses struggle to push the final score over the total of 61.5?
10:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 3, 2018
Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Trojans are 17-point favorites to beat the Beavers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 61.5 points. As of this writing, 56% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Trojans.
USC freshman QB J.T. Daniels (head) practiced on Tuesday. Daniels has cleared the concussion protocol after sitting against Arizona State on Saturday. Jack Sears took the start versus the Sun Devils, but is expected to resume backup duties when the Trojans take on Oregon State upcoming. For the campaign, Daniels has thrown for 1,618 yards (57.1-percent completions) with an 8/7 TD/INT ratio in seven games. The true frosh signal-caller has played well in spots, but still has clear developmental work ahead of him before he's ready to lead USC back to true contention.
Oregon State Beavers
Oregon State redshirt senior QB Conor Blount (concussion) is still in the concussion protocol, but is expected to be cleared this weekend. The question is whether or not Blount will be cleared ahead of Saturday's contest against USC. Another question would be whether or not Blount would get the start even if he does, as Jake Luton and Jack Colletto lead Oregon State to their first Pac-12 win while erasing a 28-point deficit. Don't be surprised if Luton gets the start against the Trojans either way.
The over is 4-1 in the Trojans’ last five games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
The under is 5-2 in the Beavers’ last seven games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Corvallis and 4-0 in the last four meetings overall. The under is also 5-2 in the Trojans’ last seven games versus a team with a losing record, is 10-2 in the Beavers’ last 12 games overall and is 5-1 in Oregon State’s last six games after scoring more than 40 points in its previous contest.
College Football Prediction: USC/Oregon State under 61.5