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USC Strong at Home Against Notre Dame

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The USC Trojans are 5-2 SU and ATS in their last seven home games against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Trojans will host their bitter rivals, who are just 4-10 SU in their last 14 games against the Trojans and 2-8 SU in their last 10 games on the road against teams with winning records.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone UNDER in Southern Cal's last seven games.
  • Southern Cal is 8-0 SU in its last eight games at home.
  • Southern Cal is 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS in its last six games at home after winning its two most recent home games.

USC is one of the hottest teams in college football right now, powering through its last seven games with a 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS record, including five straight double-digit wins. Freshman sensation Sam Darnold has sparked this offense to 40 points per game over the last five games and ranks eighth in the nation with a passer rating of 162.4.

The Fighting Irish have compiled an ugly 4-7 SU and ATS record through seven games this season, but none of those losses have come by double digits and the team's average margin of defeat is only 4.6 points per game. Notre Dame is 4-1 ATS in its last five games as a double-digit underdog with one outright upset.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the USC Trojans in this one found them as -17-point favorites at Bovada. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 40-29 result in favor of the Trojans. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs USC Trojans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The USC Trojans sport a record of 8-3 and 7-4 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Notre Dame Fighting Irish sit at 4-7 and 4-7 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 2-9 for the Trojans and 5-6 for the Fighting Irish. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and USC vs Notre Dame injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the USC Trojans at No. 19 and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at No. 34 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits USC's No. 49-ranked offense, averaging 31.82 PPG, against a Notre Dame defense that ranks No. 55 this week at 26.27 PPG. The USC aerial game is averaging 266.82 yards per game, more than the Notre Dame Fighting Irish secondary allows through the air, 195.64 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish feature the league's No. 85-rated road run defense, allowing 210 yards per game. USC, meanwhile, ranks No. 24 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Fighting Irish suffered a Week 12 loss against Virginia Tech in their last game, falling 34-31 at Notre Dame Stadium.

Last time we saw the Bruins, they had no answer for Ronald Jones II as the Trojans rolled to a 36-14 victory at Rose Bowl.

Betting Trends
  • Notre Dame is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Notre Dame is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 6 games
  • Notre Dame is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Southern California is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Southern California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern California's last 5 games
  • Southern California is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

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