Oregon State vs. USC Prediction
Will USC rebound from its first loss of the season and destroy Oregon State today at 4:00PM ET in Southern Cal?
Who: Oregon State (1-4) at USC (4-1)
When: 4:00PM ET, Saturday, October 7
Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Trojans are 33-point home favorites versus the Beavers, who opened as 32-point underdogs. As for the total, the number currently sits at 57 after hitting the board at 59.5.
Oregon State Betting Trends
The Beavers are 0-5 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 0-5 against the number in their last five games following a loss of more than 20 points, and are 0-4 at the betting window in their last four games following a loss. They’re also 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games following a double-digit loss at home.
USC Betting Trends
The Trojans are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games versus a team with a losing record, are 5-1 against the number in their last six games played in October, and are 6-2 against the number in their last eight conference games. USC has also been great off a loss, covering in 30 of its last 42 games following defeat.
Our Prediction: The Trojans offense is in a rut. Sam Darnold entered the season as the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy and he’s been anything but. His biggest problem has been turnovers, as he has nine touchdowns on the year but he’s also thrown eight interceptions. His fumble in the fourth quarter last week against Washington State sealed the Trojans’ fate. That said, Oregon State lost quarterback Jake Luton three weeks ago and he’s not likely to play today. The defense has also surrendered 142 points over their last three games so if USC can rely on Ronald Jones II, perhaps Darnold will settle in and get back on track versus an overmatched Beavers squad today.
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