College football betting expectations are beginning to fall for the Oregon State Beavers as they have fallen short of preseason college football gambling projections.
The Oregon State Beavers will host the USC Trojans on Saturday night with an ABC telecast set to kickoff at 7 PM Eastern Time. Sports-Gambling opened with USC as a 3point favorite.
The Southern Cal Trojans have a record of 7-3 straight up and 5-5 with the NCAA betting odds as 7 of their games have gone over the total. USC is coming off a 24-21 win at Arizona for their second consecutive win and is 4-3 in Pac 10 Conference action.
The Trojans rank 16th in the nation for total offense and are led by quarterback Matt Barkley who has completed 64% of his passes for 2518 yards with a 25/9 touchdown/interception ratio.
Marc Tyler has 786 yards rushing and 9 touchdowns while Allen Bradford has 571 yards and 4 TD’s to complete a well balanced attack. The defense has struggled most of the season and ranks 96th overall in the nation.
The Oregon State Beavers have a record of 4-5 straight up and 5-3-1 with the NCAA betting lines. OSU has gone over the total in 6 of their 9 games. It has been a disappointing season so far for a team that was expected to contend for the conference championship.
Oregon State has ranks a poor 92nd in the nation for total offense and 87th for total defense. The Beavers were upset at home last week by Washington State 31-14 for their second consecutive loss.
Quarterback Ryan Katz has been inconsistent with a 60% completion rate and a 14/5 TD/INT ratio. Jacquizz Rodgers has 896 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns.
USC has paid out in just 6 of their last 19 conference games while Oregon State has covered 19 of their last 25 league games.
The home team has paid out in 6 of the last 7 college football betting matchups in this series. Both Oregon State and the dog have covered 4 of the last 5 in this series and the Beavers have covered 4 consecutive games at home versus the Men of Troy.