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Silas Redd's impact on USC BCS odds

Penn State transfer Silas Redd improved Southern Cal’s running back depth and the Trojans’ odds to win the BCS National Championship, according to one sportsbook.

Bovada trimmed the Trojans’ odds from 7/2 (+350) to 13/4 (+325) after news broke that Redd was heading to Los Angeles.
Not all books believed Redd had an impact on USC’s chances, though. The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino SuperBook elected not to move the Trojans’ odds and kept them at 7/2.
Redd rushed for 1,241 yards with seven touchdowns last season. He's expected to share carries with Curtis McNeal (1,038 yards, six touchdowns) at USC.
5Dimes took a lot of UNDER money on Penn State’s season win total before the NCAA hammered the Nittany Lions with stiff sanctions stemming from the child sexual abuse scandal involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
Tony Williams, general manager of 5Dimes, had Penn State's win total listed at 7, but reopened it at 5.5 after the penalties were announced. 
“We knew transfers were coming,” said Williams. “I reacted heavily to the sanctions, and now we're getting a fair amount of OVER money. So six is clearly a number I hope the total steers clear of."
The Nittany Lions' win total remained at 5.5 (-130o) after Redd’s transfer. 
BetOnline opened lines on all of the Week 1 college football games on Tuesday, including Penn State’s home game against Ohio on Sept. 1. The Nittany Lions opened as 12.5-point favorites over Frank Solich’s Bobcats, and that number had been bet down to 11.5 as of Wednesday morning.
 

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