NCAA football wagering handicappers would do well to give the Men of Troy a second look in their college football betting online matchup with Washington.
The USC Trojans opened at Sports-Gambling as 11.5 point home favorites against the Washington Huskies. Kickoff Saturday at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is set for 8:05 PM Eastern and the game can be seen on ESPN.
The Washington Huskies are one of the biggest disappointments so far in the college football season with a record of 1-2 both straight up and with the NCAA odds.
The Huskies are coming off a bye that followed a 56-21 debacle at home against Nebraska as 3 point home dogs as they were proven to be completely outclassed by the 6th ranked Cornhuskers. A more revealing loss was in their opening game at BYU against a Cougars team that has now been revealed as far weaker than previous editions.
BYU scored a 23-17 win over U-Dub and has lost all 3 of their games that followed. One of the big reasons for the disappointing start to the Huskies season is quarterback Jake Locker, who was being touted as a number one NFL draft pick. Locker has hit on only 51% of his passes and has not been a game changer.
Washington ranks a poor 67th in scoring and an even worse 104th in points allowed. Those are not the numbers you want to take on the road to USC.
It has taken head coach Lane Kiffin and his Trojans longer than expected to get into sync but USC clobbered Washington State 50-16 last week as 22 point favorites in their most complete performance to date. USC now stands at 4-0 straight up and 2-2 with the NCAA football odds.
The Trojans now rank 16th in total offense while ranking a weak 87th for total defense. Running backs Marc Tyler and Allen Bradford are both over 5.6 yards per carry while quarterback Matt Barkley has completed 65% of his passes for a 12/4 TD/INT ratio.
USC seeks revenge for a 16-13 NCAA football wagering loss at Washington last year in which they were favored by 20.5 points.