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College Football Week 6 Odds & Betting Preview: Oregon State vs. USC

Written by on October 4, 2017

After struggling in their two previous games and getting completely humbled in their Week 5 loss against now, No. 11 Washington State, Sam Darnold, and the USC Trojans will look to bounce back and get back in the win column when they host the visiting Oregon State Beavers with the College Football Week 6 Odds in their favor. If you’re wondering whether the Trojans can cover the chalk as a nearly five-touchdown home favorite, let’s find out now!

College Football Week 6 Odds & Betting Preview: Oregon State vs. USC

  • When: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 4:00 PM ET
  • Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • TV: Pac-12 Networks
  • Radio: 93.5 FM (Oregon State) / 96.7 FM (USC)
  • Live Stream: PAC-12 Network
  • College Football Week 6 Odds: USC Trojans -34
  • Total: 59.5

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 20°C/68°F
  • Humidity: 30%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 2%
  • Wind: 9 mph WSW
  • Stadium Type: Open

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Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: USC Trojans lead 7-3
  • Score: Oregon State Beavers 20.70 / USC Trojans 29.30
  • Rush Yards: Oregon State Beavers 98.60 / USC Trojans 148
  • Pass Attempts: Oregon State Beavers 37.70 / USC Trojans 32.70
  • Completion Percentage: Oregon State Beavers 53.58 / USC Trojans 60.55
  • Passing Yards: Oregon State Beavers 229.20 / USC Trojans 237.90
  • Total Yards: Oregon State Beavers 327.8 / USC Trojans 385.9
  • Turnovers: Oregon State Beavers 1.80 / USC Trojans 1.90

Why Bet the Oregon State Beavers College Football Week 6 Odds at +34?

The Beavers got smacked senseless in their 42-7 Week 5 home loss against No. 5 Washington as quarterback Darrell Garretson was limited to 11 of 22 passing for just 74 yards and the Beavers committed two turnovers while getting shut out for the game’s first three quarters. Oregon State only trailed by a touchdown at the half but never got anything going and couldn’t keep the Huskies from erupting for 35 over the final two quarters. Running back  Thomas Turner was the lone bright spot for the Beavers with 54 yards and one score on nine carries. The Beavers are averaging a modest 21.2 points per game to rank an uninspiring 111th in scoring nationally while giving up a whopping 46.4 points per game defensively to rank an awful 128th nationally.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 21.20
  • Total Yards: 321.6
  • Rush Yards: 130.20
  • Passing Yards: 191.40
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 46.40
  • Total Yards: 490.2
  • Rush Yards: 202.20
  • Passing Yards: 288

Why Bet the USC Trojans College Football Week 6 Odds at -34?

The 14th-ranked Trojans narrowly got past Texas 27-24 in overtime in Week 3 and didn’t look very good at all in their 30-20 win over Cal in Week 4 and their poor play finally caught up to them in their 30-27 loss to Washington State in Week 5. While running back Ronald Jones II had a good game by rushing for 128 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries, quarterback Sam Darnold struggled by completing just 15 of 29 passes for 164 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. The College Football Week 6 Odds are with the Trojans. The USC defense got torched for 340 passing yards and two TD passes by Washington State quarterback Luke Falk while the Trojans lost the turnover battle 2-1 and the time of possession battle by 11 minutes. This season, Darnold is completing 64.6 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns but has also thrown a whopping eight interceptions to virtually cancel out all of his TD strikes. USC is averaging 35.0 points per game to rank 40th nationally in scoring but is also giving up 25.8 points per contest defensively (68th).

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 35
  • Total Yards: 490.2
  • Rush Yards: 121.80
  • Passing Yards: 277.80
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 25.80
  • Total Yards: 388.6
  • Rush Yards: 147.20
  • Passing Yards: 241.40

Latest College Football Week 6 Betting Trends

  • Oregon State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oregon State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oregon State’s last 5 games
  • Southern California is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern California is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Southern California’s last 14 games
  • Oregon State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern California’s last 6 games when playing at home against Oregon State

Expert Analysis and Prediction

While USC has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a losing record and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games, Oregon State has gone 7-3 ATS in their last 10 conference games while the underdog in this Pac-12 rivalry has gone 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and for me, that’s good enough to back them to cover the huge spread as nearly five-touchdown road dogs. Sam Darnold entered the season as the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy based mostly on his stellar performance against Penn State in last season’s Rose Bowl, but he’s largely struggled with inefficiency and interceptions. There’s a reason why 54 percent of public bettors like the Beavers to cover the spread and I believe that’s the right call seeing USC lately. I’m taking Oregon State and the points and you should too! College Football Week 6 Betting Pick: Oregon State +34