Southern Cal Trojans Host the Fresno State Bulldogs in Week 1 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action
The Trojans and the Bulldogs kick off the season with a rematch of last year’s Las Vegas Bowl. USC easily got past Fresno State in that one, 45-20 as a 5-point favorite. The victory was the Trojans’ sixth in their last seven games and they were also a solid 5-2 ATS.
The Bulldogs may have been an impressive 11-2 SU last season, but they were a bad call for bettors most weeks at 5-8 ATS. That included a 3-2 ATS record on the road and a 5-7 ATS mark when they were favored.
Fresno State Bulldogs vs Southern Cal Trojans Opening Odds and Betting Line
Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the $Fresno State Bulldogs listed as 21.5-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under betting line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.
Computer Prediction: Fresno State Bulldogs vs Southern Cal Trojans Pick
Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 41-37 win for the Bulldogs on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Betting fans of the Southern Cal Trojans have seen them go 10-4 and 7-7 ATS so far this season, while the Fresno State Bulldogs are at 11-2 and 5-8 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Fresno State Bulldogs are 6-7, while the Southern Cal Trojans are 5-9. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Southern Cal vs Fresno State injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 45 (Southern Cal Trojans) and the No. 5 (Fresno State Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.
How Fresno State Bulldogs vs Southern Cal Trojans Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the Southern Cal Trojans No. 60-ranked offense (29.71 PPG) against a Fresno State Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 87 at 30.31 PPG. The Southern Cal Trojans passing attack has averaged 227.14 yards per game, less than the Fresno State Bulldogs give up through the air (282.62 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Fresno State Bulldogs feature the league's No. 100-rated road run defense, allowing 216.83 yards per game. Southern Cal, meanwhile, ranks No. 86 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Fresno State was a 45-20 loser in their most recent outing at home against Southern Cal. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (65) made winners of UNDER bettors. Cody Kessler led the way last time out for the Trojans, connecting for 344 passing yards and a 45-20 victory over the Bulldogs at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Next Betting Matchups
Fresno State at Utah, Saturday, September 6th
Southern Cal at Stanford, Saturday, September 6th