USC Trojans vs Texas Longhorns Betting Odds
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.
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|