USC Trojans vs Texas Longhorns NCAA College Football Las Vegas Betting, Odds, Picks, Predictions


USC Trojans
USC Trojans
1-1 (0-1 V)
8:00 pm ET, Saturday, September 15, 2018
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin
Texas Longhorns
Texas Longhorns
1-1 (1-0 H)
FOX
USC Trojans vs Texas Longhorns NCAA College Football Las Vegas Betting, Odds, Picks, Predictions

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USC Trojans vs Texas Longhorns Betting Odds

Time Gm# Team Opener Bovada BOnline TopBet MyBookie
09/15
8:00p
200
201
USC Trojans
Texas Longhorns
50½
3
47
3-120
47½u-130
3-128
47
3-115
46½

USC Trojans vs Texas Longhorns Betting Picks and Free Prediction

Texas can't afford too many mistakes when it hosts No. 21 USC on Saturday night. The Trojans are too good on defense for the Longhorns to continue to make drive-stalling errors.

Texas enters Saturday's rematch with USC ranked near the bottom nationally in penalty yards (110th), third-down percentage (112th) and red-zone offense (113th). "The biggest barrier? It's execution," coach Tom Herman told the media Monday. "We have got to coach our guys to be consistent.

We can't have any self-inflicted wounds too." The Longhorn defense will try to pressure USC freshman quarterback JT Daniels - who has been sacked six times in two games - into mistakes. Daniels played through a bruised throwing hand and had three turnovers in last week's loss to Stanford.

USC Trojans vs Texas Longhorns Keys Players Betting Report

USC Trojans: Daniels has thrown for 497 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions but has plenty of options. Senior Aca'Cedric Ware (159 rushing yards, one touchdown) leads a stable of running backs while sophomore Tyler Vaughns, freshman Amon-Ra St. Brown and junior Michael Pittman are making big plays in the passing game. A senior-heavy defense - led by linebackers Cameron Smith (16 tackles, 3.0 for loss) and Porter Gustin (eight tackles, 2.5 for loss, 1.5 sacks) - will be without starting safety Isaiah Pola-Mao (shoulder).

Texas Longhorns: Sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger (500 passing yards, two interceptions) has spread his four touchdown passes to four different players, including leading receiver Lil'Jordan Humphrey (13 catches, 191 yards). California graduate transfer Tre Watson (126 rushing yards) and sophomore Daniel Young (68 rushing yards) will get the bulk of the ground game as freshman Keaontay Ingram (101 yards, two scores) is doubtful with a knee injury. Senior defensive back P.J. Locke III leads Texas with 14 tackles while freshmen safeties Caden Sterns and B.J. Foster each had interceptions in last week's win against Tulsa.

 

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USC Trojans Betting Odds Trends

Southern California is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Southern California is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern California's last 6 games
Southern California is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Southern California is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Southern California's last 11 games on the road

Texas Longhorns Betting Odds Trends

Texas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Texas's last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games at home

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