Fresno State at USC 8/31/19 College Football Betting Odds & Picks
Fresno State Bulldogs vs. USC Trojans
NCAAF: 10:30 PM EST
Aug. 31, 2019
Latest Odds : USC -13.5 Total 52
The Bulldogs are definitely going to be giving new offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb a great chance to put in his own system. Grubb is getting only 2 players coming back on the offense and that allows for new systems to be easily put in place. Jorge Reyna is starting for the season at quarterback for the Bulldogs and he is a senior, but that should allow for some easier decision making with the ball.
With the Bulldogs the defense was able to play really well on the year last season, but have lost a lot of the starters from last year. The Bulldogs are bringing back only 4 starters on the roster and that could be a major challenge for the team, but the system has been in place for several years now and that should allow the Bulldogs to have players seasoned in the system, even if they are not starters.
With the Trojans the team has managed to have a decent offense at times, but the Trojans have been very inconsistent. The Trojans line is the spot that a lot of the inconsistent play has come from. The Trojans are going to have a lot of issues in this game as well with only 3 sophomores coming into this game as the line.
Defensively the Trojans will have some issues and a lot of holes to fill as well. The team is returning only 3 starters on the year from last season. What is even worse for the Trojans this season is the team is bringing in only sophomores and freshmen to replace the players they have lost from last year.
Recent Betting Trends:
Bulldogs are 14-3-1 ATS in their last 18 road games.
Trojans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in August.
Over is 16-7-1 in Bulldogs last 24 non-conference games.
Under is 6-2 in Trojans last 8 games in August.
Free Betting Pick: Fresno State Bulldogs +13.5
The Trojans are a team that has a lot of under classmen coming in as starters this year and that will prove to be difficult for the Trojans to overcome. What else is going to cause an issue for the Trojans is the fact that the team has a very thin offensive playbook that will be easy to shut down. Look for Fresno State to come into this game and bring home a strong and shocking win here. Final Score, Fresno State Bulldogs win, but grab the points 28-24.