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    The Holiday Bowl will see the Louisville Cardinals and the USC Trojans hit the field on Wednesday, December 27, 2023. The matchup starts at 8:00 PM ET and airs on FOX.

    The Cardinals are solid favorites (-7.5) in their matchup against the Trojans, with the over/under being 58 points. (On the moneyline, the Cardinals are -296 and the Trojans are +236.)

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    Game Info for Louisville vs. USC

    • Game Day: Wednesday, December 27, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Rancho San Diego, California
    • Stadium: Petco Park
    Louisville vs USC Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Louisville -7.5 -110 -110 58 -110 -110 -296 +236

    Louisville Pick Insights

    • So far this season, Louisville has put together a 6-6-1 record against the spread.
    • Louisville is 3-4 against the spread when favored by 7.5 points or more this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in six of Louisville’s 13 games with a set total.

    Louisville Stats & Insights

    • Louisville ranks 44th in total offense this season (420.4 yards per game), but has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 16th-best in the FBS with 420.4 yards allowed per game.
    • Louisville owns the 45th-ranked offense this season (30.9 points per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking 21st-best with only 19.7 points allowed per game.
    • Louisville is putting up 244 passing yards per game on offense this season (53rd in the FBS), and is surrendering 205.4 passing yards per game (35th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Louisville has the 46th-ranked offense this season in terms of rushing yards (176.4 per game), and has been better defensively, ranking 13th-best with just 101.9 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • On defense, Louisville has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking sixth-best by allowing a 27.9% third-down conversion rate. The team’s offense ranks 87th (36.6% third-down conversion rate).
    • Louisville has forced 19 total turnovers (36th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 17 times (66th in the FBS) for +2a turnover margin of +2, 45th-ranked in college football.

    Louisville’s Best Players

    • Jack Plummer has 3,063 passing yards for Louisville, completing 63.5% of his passes and collecting 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions this season.
    • Jawhar Jordan has 1,128 rushing yards on 181 carries with 13 touchdowns. He’s also tacked on 21 catches for 246 yards (18.9 per game) and one touchdown through the air.
    • Isaac Guerendo has racked up 649 yards on 109 carries, scoring eight times.
    • Jamari Thrash has hauled in 63 receptions for 858 yards (66 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone six times as a receiver.
    • Chris Bell has caught 26 passes while averaging 29.7 yards per game and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Kevin Coleman Jr. has a total of 336 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 23 passes and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Ashton Gillotte paces the team with 10 sacks, and also has nine TFL and 34 tackles.
    • TJ Quinn is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s totaled 72 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • Devin Neal leads the team with four interceptions, while also collecting 50 tackles and four passes defended.

    USC Betting Insights

    • USC has a 3-9-0 record against the spread this year.
    • USC is 1-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs.
    • In USC’s 12 games with a set total, nine have hit the over (75%).

    USC Pick Insights

    • While USC’s defense has been sputtering, ranking 12th-worst by allowing 438.8 total yards per game, its offense ranks 11th-best with 468.4 total yards per contest.
    • USC ranks 11th-worst in points allowed per game on defense (34.9), but at least it has been getting things done on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-best in points per game (41.8).
    • On the defensive side of the ball, USC is a bottom-25 pass unit, ceding 255.2 passing yards per game (17th-worst). Fortunately, it is dominating on the offensive side of the ball, generating 329.8 passing yards per contest (fifth-best).
    • USC has been struggling to stop the run, ranking 17th-worst with 183.7 rushing yards surrendered per game. It has been more effective on offense, posting 138.7 rushing yards per contest (91st-ranked).
    • USC is generating a 42.1% third-down conversion percentage on offense this season (43rd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing a 42.7% third-down rate (107th-ranked) on defense.
    • After forcing 14 turnovers (95th in the FBS) and turning the ball over 16 times (53rd in the FBS) this season, USC has the 82nd-ranked turnover margin of -2.

    USC’s Best Players

    • Caleb Williams has 3,633 passing yards, or 302.8 per game, so far this season. He has completed 68.4% of his passes and has collected 30 touchdowns with five interceptions.
    • MarShawn Lloyd has rushed 116 times for 820 yards, with nine touchdowns. He’s also tacked on 13 catches for 232 yards.
    • Austin Jones has compiled 417 yards on 74 carries with seven touchdowns.
    • Tahj Washington has racked up 963 receiving yards on 52 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring six touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Brenden Rice has caught 45 passes and compiled 791 receiving yards (65.9 per game) with 12 touchdowns.
    • Duce Robinson has racked up 307 reciving yards (25.6 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Jamil Muhammad paces the team with six sacks, and also has seven TFL and 31 tackles.
    • Mason Cobb is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s amassed 73 tackles and five TFL.
    • Chris Roland-Wallace leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up 32 tackles, two TFL, and two passes defended.

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