Eagles face Trojans in Week 3 odds
Boston College Eagles vs Southern Cal Trojans Odds
The USC Trojans (1-1), coming off an embarrassing home loss to Washington State, step back out of Pac-12 play to host Boston College (2-0) Saturday afternoon at the Coliseum (3 pm ET, Pac-12 Network).
In the early betting Southern Cal, which managed to score just seven points in losing to the Cougars, was favored by 14 points over the Eagles, who have opened this season with victories over Villanova and Wake Forest.
USC is now riding a money-losing 3-7 ATS in its past 10 games as a double-digit favorite.
Betting Line: Bettors going with the Trojans in this game found them listed as 16-point favorites on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 89-rated Trojans and the No. 60-ranked Eagles, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 28-24 result in favor of the Eagles.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Cal's No. 98-ranked offense (18.5 PPG) against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 20 at 12 PPG. The Trojans passing attack has averaged 113 yards per game, less than the Eagles give up through the air (174.5 YPG on average).
Boston College was a 24-10 winner in its last match at home against Wake Forest. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 34 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, Boston College got a 204-yard performance from Andre Williams as a key part of its 24-10 win over Wake Forest.
Southern Cal lost its last outing, a 10-7 result against Washington State on September 7. Southern Cal failed to cover in that game as a 16-point favorite, while the 17 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Tre Madden went over the 100-yard mark (151) in his team's latest effort, but Washington State still defeated Southern Cal by a score of 10-7.
Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
Southern Cal Trojans Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
A few Eagles at Trojans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Boston College's last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston College's last 8 games
Boston College is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Boston College is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Southern Cal's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Cal's last 6 games
Southern Cal is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
Southern Cal is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
Boston College home to Florida State, Saturday, September 28
Southern Cal home to Utah State, Saturday, September 21