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After carrying an undefeated record into 2020’s Pac-12 championship game against Oregon, the loss (in what ended up being their final game) stings a bit for Trojan fans. They were impressive on both sides of the ball, finishing third in the conference in both offense and defense.
We’ll see if they can build on their success this season. With the nation's seventh-best recruiting class, they’re being given the second-best odds by sportsbooks to win the Pac-12, trailing only last year’s champion, Oregon.
See all of the Trojans' odds above, as well as their full schedule, against-the-spread (ATS) performance, key injuries, team trends, depth charts and more.
Betting on the USC Trojans
Despite their 5-1 overall record in 2020, the Trojans were mediocre against the spread, covering in only three games. Since spread bets depend on the winning margin, the favored team has to win by more than bookmakers' expectations to pay off for their bettors, and the Trojans were favored in all but one game last season.
For example, a typical Trojans spread might read:
- UCLA +3.5 (-110)
- USC -3.5 (-110)
If the favored Trojans win 41-38, that doesn’t get it done. They cover only when they win by four or more points, while the underdog UCLA Bruins just have to lose by three or fewer points, or win the game outright.
While the Trojans were a slight disappointment for their spread bettors, under bettors loved their 2020 season. Despite their potent offense, the total went under in all but one game last season.
Over/unders, or totals, are bets on the total points scored during a game, and oddsmakers set the line based on how many points they expect. The Trojans' game against Oregon could have a total set at 65 points. With a final score of 31-24, under bettors win. With this type of bet, it doesn’t matter who wins — all that counts is the points.
If you’re confident in the Trojans to win the game but aren’t sure by how much, moneyline bets make things easy for you. Moneylines are just bets on the outright winner of the game; it doesn’t matter if it’s a nail-biter or a blowout.
The odds are a little tricky to read, but a $100 unit helps simplify things. Favorites always have a minus sign in front of their odds, with the number following representing how much you have to risk for the chance to earn $100.
That means a $150 bet on the Trojans at -150 pays out $100 if they win. On the flip side, odds with a plus sign (underdogs) show how much a $100 wager pays. So the Trojans at +150 pays out $150 with $100 risked.
Another popular bet you can make on the Trojans — or in this case, any Trojan — is a player prop.
Player props are bets on the stat line of a player at the end of the game. Some Trojans player props you might find on Saturdays include WR Drake London to go over or under a set number of receptions, RB Keaontay Ingram to find the end zone, and many more.
Quarterback Kedon Slovis is among the top-10 candidates to win the Heisman Trophy this year, and of course you can bet on him to do just that. This is a type of futures bet, which includes any bet that pays up at the end of the season.
Other USC futures include its odds to win the Pac-12 or national championship and over/under on its wins throughout the season.
How to Bet on the USC Trojans
Sports betting in California hasn't been legalized yet, but state residents and visitors may have access to legalized betting in late 2022 or early 2023. Two existing sports betting initiatives have acquired the necessary signatures to appear on the Nov. 2022 ballot. Voters will choose between online sports betting or retail (casino) betting.
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Californians can play PrizePicks DFS, a legal sports betting alternative. PrizePicks is an easy DFS option that prompts users to pick over/under props using their favorite Trojan players like Kedon Slovis or Keaontay Ingram. Download the PrizePicks app and enter the promo code 'ACTION' to qualify for a deposit match on up to $100.