Last Vegas Bowl betting: Fresno vs USC
|Southern Cal Trojans||Fresno State Bulldogs|
Coming off a victory in the Mountain West Conference Championship Game, one-loss Fresno State will take on USC in the Las Vegas Bowl on December 21.
Fresno State was on track for a bigger bowl game until they fell to San Jose State to close out their regular season on November 29. They topped Utah State 24-17 in the championship game for the Mountain West Conference on December 7.
Fresno State is just 1-5 ATS in its past six bowl games, while USC is 7-2 ATS past nine bowl games.
FSU was 11-1 SU this season, but just 5-7 ATS.
The Bulldogs sport a record of 11-1 and 5-7 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Trojans sit at 9-4 and 6-7 ATS on the season. The over under records are 6-6 for the Bulldogs and 5-8 for the Trojans.
This game matches up the No. 5 (Bulldogs) and the No. 45 (Trojans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 44-35 result in favor of the Bulldogs is predicted by handicapping models.
Last time out for Southern Cal, they were a 35-14 loser as they battled UCLA at home. Southern Cal failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 49 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, Fresno State's aerial attack generated 404 yards and the Bulldogs came away with a 24-17 victory over Utah State at Bulldog Stadium.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Fresno State's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 45.33 PPG, against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 22 this week at 21.31 PPG. The Bulldogs aerial game is averaging 409.75 yards per game, more than the Trojans secondary allows through the air, 214.46 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Trojans own the league's No. 29-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 137.33 yards per game when on the road. Fresno State, on the other hand, rates No. 92 this week in generating rushing yards at home.