Presently two Blue Blood historic powers are facing a crisis of faith. Once upon a time USC and Texas were two of the most coveted betting on NCAA Football teams on the board. Granted, USC is coming off a Pac 12 Championship season. And won the Rose Bowl two seasons ago. But last week’s loss at Stanford reminded all why Clay Helton was not a celebrated hire. Indeed, Helton was originally an assistant to interim coach Ed Orgeron. Likewise, he was seen as a compromise hire. Tom Herman arrived at Texas with greater fanfare. Balanced against that is recent performance.
USC Trojans Vs. Texas Longhorns
Date and Time: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas
Betting on NCAA Football Odds at SBG:
|USC||+3 (-110)||48½ (-110)|
|Texas||-3 (-110)||48½ (-110)|
Trojans vs. Longhorns TV Coverage: FOX
Last week USC was mauled at Stanford in a 17-3 defeat. Extending the misery was new quarterback JT Daniels terrible performance. To begin with he was 16/34 passing with two interceptions. Certainly, replacing Sam Darnold was going to be a betting on NCAA Football challenge. Because of this Daniels and Helton were feeling considerable pressure. Further frustrating all is that the Men of Troy have failed to get the cash in two games. In like manner USC’s metrics are worrisome. To sump up Troy ranks 99th for scoring offense and 76th for total defense.
So too is Texas facing increased doubts and anger. Take the case of last week when they lost while winning. Tom Herman’s team defeated lightly regarded Tulsa 28-21. While never having a chance at covering the 22.5 points. In the same way as USC the Longhorns have failed to cover the spread in two games. In addition, Herman is starting to feel the heat. Even though the Horns beat Tulsa it felt like a loss. Consequently, it added to the panic of the week one loss at Maryland. Herman is no longer seen as a savior.
In comparison to his hiring day Herman is getting roasted. As a result of perpetual lethargic performances, the shine is off. In contrast to putting up big numbers with someone else’s players at Houston this was supposed to be a coronation. But another look shows Herman has not fixed the soft Texas culture.
Team vs Team
USC has been a weak offshore bookmaker value on the road as evidenced last week. As a matter of fact, Troy has lost eight of their last 12 away from home. Seven of their last nine road matchups went under the number. However, Texas has been an equally poor bet at home. To be exact the Horns are 3-6 vs. the line at Royal Memorial Stadium. Additionally, Texas has gone under in nine of their last 12 at home.
Matchup to Watch
Of course, neither team makes for a great Betting on NCAA Football. More emphatically both programs are sleepwalking. And yet Texas has one matchup advantage. Quarterback San Ehlinger rates the edge over JT Daniels. To illuminate Ehlinger was 21/27 for 237 yards and two touchdowns last week.
USC vs. Texas Betting on NCAA Football Picks
Account of USC’s sloppy play and Ehlinger makes Texas the call!
USC vs. Texas Betting on NCAA Football Pick: Texas Longhorns
USC vs. Texas Betting on NCAA Football Score Prediction: Texas 27, USC 17
Check out highlights of the Texas win over Tulsa!