Emerald Bowl betting is going to be all about motivation and the weather.
The game between USC and Boston College will be played at AT&T Park in San Francisco and rain is definitely a possibility. The question that has to be answered when looking at the college football betting line is how motivated USC will be to play in a second-tier bowl game.
Emerald Bowl betting has the Trojans favored in this game but much of that is based on reputation. USC simply was not up to their high standards this season going 8-4. Boston College also comes into Emerald Bowl betting at 8-4. USC head coach Pete Carroll said the team should be excited about playing at AT&T Park. "The stadium, the locker room, everyone is really well-organized, and it looks like the game is going to be a lot of fun. It’s going to be pretty exciting, and it’s an awesome stadium. The kids are going to like it." Carroll said.
Emerald Bowl betting could see the return of USC cornerback Shareece Wright who was academically ineligible. "I’m going to be eligible. I’m good," Wright said. "This whole thing has been a learning experience, and I felt bad that I couldn’t help the team and couldn’t be there for them. But there’s nothing I can do now except come back. I feel blessed and happy that I’m going to be able to play."
Boston College could be a solid underdog in Emerald Bowl betting. Here are some college football betting line stats for this upcoming Emerald Bowl betting matchup:
The Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 bowl games as an underdog.
The Eagles are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
The Eagles are 16-7 vs. the in their last 23 games as an underdog.
The Eagles are 0-5 vs. the college football betting line in their last 5 games in December.
USC has been a solid team in bowl games in the past and they could do well in Emerald Bowl betting if they are motivated to play.
The Trojans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 bowl games.
The Trojans are 24-8 ATS in their last 32 non-conference games.
USC is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite.
USC is 0-4 vs. the college football betting line in their last 4 games in December.