Online Gambling: USC vs. Minnesota Odds
|Written by Charlie Jimenez|
|Saturday, 03 September 2011 06:57|
First off, we must point out that Minnesota qualifies as a fade this week – and we seldom ignore our good friend’s advice.
Second, last year’s ‘close’ 32-21 loss to the Trojans at Minneapolis (Gophers trailed by a 19-14 score after three quarters) belies the fact that USC outrushed its foe by a 216-83 margin and would have pulled away if not for a spate of turnovers.
That performance was just part of a spotty showing for Trojan head coach Lane Kiffi n, who debuted with an 8-5 effort last season when his defense (400 YPG) slipped 59 YPG.
And while we feel Minny’s new skipper Jerry Kill will prove to be an excellent hire for this program, our betting database insists we either fade the Gophers in their first game out of the hole, or pass on the notion of shadowing up with them here.
Remember, Kill is just 3-9 SU and ATS versus winning opposition, including 0-5 ATS as a dog – and while the Trojans may not be winners just yet, the mere sight of their uniforms alone should be enough to kill any thoughts of running with Jerry’s kids.
USC detractors will point out the fact that 47 of the 86 players on the spring roster have never taken a collegiate snap due to the well-publicized school violations. We prefer to acknowledge instead the Trojans’ dominating 11-0 SU and 9-2 ATS record in their last 11 games versus Big Ten opposition. In today’s maroon-and-gold fest, we’ll back the homeboys in the Coliseum.
Southern Cal -24 point favorites and the total 51½, bet on this game at BetOnline.com