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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Southern Cal Trojans Holiday Bowl Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Nebraska Cornhuskers


Southern Cal Trojans
Saturday, December 27, 2014 8:00 PM ET
Qualcomm Stadium

The Holiday Bowl used to be an annual offensive shootout, especially during the days when BYU was a regular invitee. But the last six Holiday Bowls have all played UNDER on the betting totals. In a matchup more fitting of a national championship game of seasons past 9-3 Nebraska meets 8-4 Southern Cal in the 37th edition of the Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

The Cornhuskers are playing in a bowl for the seventh straight season, but will be doing so without head coach Bo Pelini, who's been fired after seven seasons. USC, meanwhile, is playing in a bowl for the third straight season, and is 8-2 both SU and ATS over its last 10 bowl appearances.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Southern Cal Trojans Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers in this one found them as 4-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Computer Prediction: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Southern Cal Trojans Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 33-32 win for the Cornhuskers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Southern Cal Trojans Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Nebraska Cornhuskers have seen them go 9-3 and 7-4-1 ATS so far this season, while the Southern Cal Trojans are at 8-4 and 7-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Trojans are 4-7-1, while the Cornhuskers are 9-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Southern Cal vs Nebraska injuries news.

The game pits the Southern Cal Trojans, currently No. 24 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, who rate No. 26 in the latest survey.

How Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Southern Cal Trojans Stats Matchup

The game also pits Southern Cal's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 35.08 PPG, against a Nebraska defense that ranks No. 50 this week at 24.83 PPG. The Southern Cal aerial game is averaging 294.58 yards per game, more than the Nebraska Cornhuskers secondary allows through the air, 196.25 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Nebraska Cornhuskers feature the league's No. 105-rated road run defense, allowing 226.6 yards per game. Southern Cal, meanwhile, ranks No. 51 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ameer Abdullah went over the 100-yard mark (106) in his team's latest effort as Nebraska defeated Iowa by a score of 37-34 on Friday.

Cody Kessler led the way last time out for the Trojans, connecting for 372 passing yards and a 49-14 victory over the Fighting Irish at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Southern Cal Trojans Betting Odds Trends

Nebraska is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Nebraska is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nebraska's last 6 games
Southern Cal is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Cal's last 5 games