The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will try to break a three-game losing streak and beat the USC Trojans for the fourth time in five meetings when they square off at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday.
The Fighting Irish are coming off a 31-28 home loss to the Louisville Cardinals last week as 2.5-point home favorites, and they have also failed to cover the spread in their past four games.
The Trojans saw their two-game winning streak end with a 38-20 loss to the UCLA Bruins last Saturday as 3.5-point road underdogs.
They had also won four of five before that setback, and the under has cashed in each of their previous four.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Southern Cal Trojans Opening Odds and Betting Line
Betting fans backing the Southern Cal Trojans here saw them open at Bodog as 7-point favorites in this college football clash. The total was 62.5 points over at BetDSI.
Computer Prediction: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Southern Cal Trojans Pick
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 34-25 result in favor of the Trojans. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Southern Cal Trojans Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Southern Cal Trojans currently sport a record of 7-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-5 ATS. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-4 and 5-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Southern Cal Trojans post a 4-7 over under record this season, while the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have gone 7-4 against the number.
The game pits the Southern Cal Trojans, currently No. 32 in our Odds – VSB
NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who rate No. 38 in the latest survey.
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How Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Southern Cal Trojans Stats Matchup
The game also pits Southern Cal’s No. 36-ranked offense, averaging 33.82 PPG, against a Notre Dame defense that ranks No. 74 this week at 27.45 PPG. The Southern Cal aerial game is averaging 287.55 yards per game, more than the Notre Dame Fighting Irish secondary allows through the air, 227.82 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish feature the league’s No. 64-rated road run defense, allowing 177.25 yards per game. Southern Cal, meanwhile, ranks No. 55 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Tarean Folston tore up the turf for 134 rushing yards in the latest Fighting Irish game, a 31-28 loss to the Cardinals at Notre Dame Stadium.
In their last game, the Trojans were Week 13 losers coming out on the wrong end of 38-20 score against UCLA.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Southern Cal Trojans Betting Odds Trends
Notre Dame is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Notre Dame is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Notre Dame is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Notre Dame’s last 5 games
Southern Cal is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Cal’s last 6 games
Southern Cal is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Southern Cal is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home