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    At Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, the USC Trojans face the Rice Owls.

    The Trojans are expected to come out on top by at least two touchdowns (currently -32.5) against the Owls. The over/under for this matchup is 61.5 points.

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for USC vs. Rice

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 3, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Pac-12 Network
    • Location: Los Angeles, California
    • Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
    Trojans vs Owls Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Trojans -32.5 -110 -111 61.5 -112 -110 -7000 +2000

    USC Betting Insights

    • USC won four games against the spread last season, failing to cover eight times.
    • USC games hit the over six out of 12 times last season.

    USC Stats & Insights

    • USC scored 7.5 fewer points per game (28.7) than Rice allowed (36.2) last season.
    • When USC scored over 36.2 points last season, it went 2-1 against the spread and 3-0 overall.
    • Last year Rice had a 2-0 record against the spread and a 2-0 record overall in games when it held opponents to fewer than 28.7 points.
    • USC averaged 443.6 yards per game last season, just 7.1 more than the 436.5 Rice allowed per matchup.
    • In games that USC piled up over 436.5 yards last season, the team was 3-3 against the spread and 3-3 overall.
    • Rice had a 2-5 record ATS and a 2-5 record overall when holding its opponents to fewer than 443.6 yards last year.
    • Last year USC averaged 145.3 rushing yards per game, 17.5 fewer than Rice allowed per contest (162.8).
    • USC had a 2-2 ATS record and a 2-2 overall record when the team ran for more than 162.8 yards last year.
    • When Rice held its opponents to less than 145.3 yards on the ground last year, it was 3-5 against the spread and 4-4 overall.
    • USC turned the ball over 20 times last year, one more turnover than Rice forced (19).

    USC’s Best Players

    • Jaxson Dart had a passing stat line last season of 1,353 yards with a 61.9% completion rate (117-for-189), nine touchdowns, five interceptions, and an average of 112.8 yards per game.
    • Keaontay Ingram picked up 911 rushing yards (75.9 per game) and five touchdowns last year.
    • Vavae Malepeai churned out 482 yards on 113 carries (40.2 yards per game), with six rushing touchdowns last season.
    • In the previous year, Drake London grabbed 88 passes (on 125 targets) for 1,084 yards (90.3 per game). He also found the end zone seven times.
    • Tahj Washington tacked on 602 yards on 54 grabs with one touchdown. He was targeted 93 times, and averaged 50.2 receiving yards per game.
    • Gary Bryant Jr. hauled in 44 passes on 74 targets for 579 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 48.3 receiving yards per game.
    • Last season Tuli Tuipulotu racked up 5.5 sacks, 5.0 TFL and 32 tackles.
    • Kana’i Mauga went to work last year, collecting 62 tackles, 4.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception.
    • Xavion Alford collected three interceptions while adding 23 tackles and four passes defended last year.

    Rice Betting Insights

    • Rice covered three times in 12 matchups with a spread last season.
    • Rice and its opponent combined to hit the over eight out of 12 times last year.

    Rice Stats & Insights

    • Last season Rice put up 10.3 fewer points per game (21.5) than USC allowed (31.8).
    • Rice was 1-1 against the spread and 2-0 overall in games when it put up more than 31.8 points last season.
    • Last season USC had a 3-0 record against the spread and a 3-0 record overall in games when it held opponents to fewer than 21.5 points.
    • Rice racked up 46.0 fewer yards per game (363.0) than USC allowed per outing (409.0) last year.
    • In games that Rice amassed over 409.0 yards last season, the team was 1-3 against the spread and 2-2 overall.
    • When USC held its opponents to fewer than 363.0 yards last season, it had a 2-1 record ATS and a 2-1 record overall.
    • Last season Rice rushed for 15.9 fewer yards per game (151.3) than USC allowed per contest (167.2).
    • Rice had a 1-2 ATS record and a 2-1 overall record when the team ran for over 167.2 yards last year.
    • Last year, USC was 3-3 against the spread and 4-2 overall when holding opponents to less than 151.3 rushing yards.
    • Rice turned the ball over three more times (22 total) than USC forced turnovers (19) last year.

    Rice’s Best Players

    • Jake Constantine completed 61.2% of his passes to throw for 1,622 yards and eight touchdowns last season.
    • Ari Broussard averaged 47.4 rushing yards per game and scored three rushing touchdowns.
    • Khalan Griffin rushed for 400 yards and two touchdowns last season.
    • Jake Bailey was targeted seven times per game and racked up 714 receiving yards and two touchdowns over the course of 2021.
    • Cedric Patterson III caught 38 passes last season on his way to 583 yards and six receiving touchdowns.
    • August Pitre III averaged 41.2 receiving yards per game on 4.8 targets per game a season ago.
    • Last year Ikenna Enechukwu put pressure on opposing quarterbacks with 5.5 sacks, and added 3.0 TFL and 18 tackles.
    • Josh Pearcy had a stellar defensive performance last season with 25 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and 4.5 sacks.
    • Last year Naeem Smith intercepted four passes to go along with 18 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and four passes defended.

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