The Quest for the Jeweled Shillelagh: Notre Dame at USC
Posted by: Charlie Smith
College football game odds suggest the USC Trojans will defeat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, November 26th at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Here are the sportsbook NCAA football betting lines:
Notre Dame +17½ (-110) 57½ (-110) +600
The Irish (4-7) lost 31-34 to the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday. DeShone Kizer threw 16 of 33 for 235 yards with two TDs. Josh Adams ran for 100 yards with two TDs on 13 carries. Equanimeous St. Brown had 90 yards on six receptions. Drue Tranquill had 10 tackles and one interception. Justin Yoon kicked 1 of 1 field goals. Notre Dame failed to pick up back-to-back wins this season.
The Trojans (8-3) beat the UCLA Bruins 36-14 on Saturday. Sam Darnold finished 25 of 36 for 267 yards with two TDs and two interceptions. Ronald Jones II ran for 121 yards and two TDs on 18 carries. JuJu Smith-Schuster had 76 yards on eight receptions while De’Quan Hampton had two receiving TDs. Ajene Harris had five tackles. Matt Boermeester made 3 of 3 field goals.
Notre Dame is averaging 418.5 total yards (254.3 passing and 164.2 rushing) and allowing 375.8 total yards (195.6 passing and 180.2 rushing) per game. Kizer is 195 of 329 (59.3%) for 2705 yards with 24 TDs and eight picks. Adams has run for 753 yards on 141 yards while Kizer has seven rushing TDs. St. Brown has 867 yards and eight TDs on 51 catches. Nyles Morgan has 81 combined tackles and four sacks.
USC is averaging 473.3 total yards (266.8 passing and 206.5 rushing) and allowing 354.5 total yards (223.4 passing and 131.2 rushing) per game. Darnold is 194 of 284 (68.3%) for 2428 yards with 24 TDs and eight picks. Jones II has run for 893 yards and 10 TDs on 141 carries. Smith-Schuster has 758 yards and eight TDs on 59 catches. Cameron Smith has 69 combined tackles. Rasheem Green has 4½ sacks. Adoree Jackson has intercepted four passes.
College football game odds trends for Notre Dame: the Irish are 2-4 against the spread in the last six games, 4-9 straight-up in the last 13 games, 1-4 against the spread in the last five road games, 1-5 straight-up in the last six road games, 5-2 against the spread in the last seven games versus USC, 4-2 straight-up in the last six games versus USC, 4-10 straight-up in the last 14 games versus USC, and 2-5 against the spread and straight-up in the last seven visits to Southern California.
College football game odds for USC: the Trojans are 5-0 against the spread and straight-up in the last five games, 4-1 against the spread and 5-0 straight-up in the last five home games, 2-5 against the spread in the last seven games versus Notre Dame, 10-4 straight-up in the last 14 games versus Notre Dame, 2-4 straight-up in the last six games versus Notre Dane, and 5-2 against the spread and straight-up in the last seven games hosting the Irish.