The latest injury occurred to defensive lineman Armond Armstead who is likely to miss the next six weeks with a broken left foot. The Trojans open up the season on September 5th as they take on San Jose State and they are 34 point favorites on the college football betting line.
NCAA football odds on USC are always popular since the Trojans are a very talented team. This year is no exception as the Trojans are one of the leading contenders on the college football betting line to win the national title. Injuries are a concern though for USC in NCAA football odds. In addition to losing Armstead, they are without defensive lineman Averell Spicer and center Kristofer O'Dowd. Quarterback Aaron Corp has missed time as online betting info indicates, but is expected back at practice soon.
Armstead was hurt when safety Shane Horton accidentally stepped on his foot. It is a blow to USC in NCAA football odds since Armstead was going to win the starting job spot at defensive end. "It's going to be a good six weeks before he gets back," coach Pete Carroll said. "We've had guys who had that injury before, and it's hard to beat that time frame, so we'll see. Being a big guy, it's tougher coming back than a lighter guy." Now USC will have to look at either freshman lineman Wes Horton, Derek Simmons or Malik Jackson in that spot.
College football betting line info indicates that Armstead wants to be back in less time than the predicted six weeks. "They said six weeks, so I'm going for four," Armstead said. "I thought I was having a good camp, was getting better and better." USC has to replace six starters on defense from last season so the injuries are a concern in NCAA football odds. The good news in NCAA football odds for USC is that Spicer and O’Dowd are hoping to play in the opener, but for sure the following week against Ohio State. O’Dowd is one of the best centers in the country as college football betting line info shows, so USC can’t afford for him to be out long.
NCAA football odds notes tell us that injuries for USC have resulted in a quarterback controversy as Corp is now battling Matt Barkley and Mitch Mustain for the starting job.