USC vs. Louisville Betting Lines - Holiday Bowl Odds

USC Trojans College Football Betting

USC Trojans College Football Betting

At the onset of the season, the USC Trojans were considered a fait accompli to win the Pac-12 championship and make the College Football Playoff. Instead, USC will limp into a minor bowl game after losing five of their final six games. The Troy Boys will be without defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, who was fired with two games left on the schedule. USC faces the Louisville Cardinals in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.

College Football Betting Lines

Louisville Cardinals -7.5

USC Trojans +7.5

Total 58

Money Line: Louisville -290, USC +237

USC Trojans Weekly Matchup

On Wednesday, December 27, 2023, the USC Trojans of the Pac-12 will face the Louisville Cardinals of the ACC in the Holiday Bowl at Petco Park in San Diego, CA. Kickoff time is 8 p.m. ET, with television coverage on FOX.

Last game, the Louisville Cardinals lost 16-6 against the Florida State Seminoles as 1.5-point favorites. The game went under the total of 46.5. Louisville has a record of 10-3 straight up, 6-6-1 against the spread, and 6-6-1 over/under the total. Louisville ranks 44th for total offense, 53rd for passing, 46th for rushing and 45th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 16th overall, 35th against the pass, 14th against the rush, and 21st for points allowed. Also, Louisville ranks 47th for fewest turnovers lost and 40th for takeaways.

USC Trojans Weekly Recap

Last game, the USC Trojans lost 38-20 against the UCLA Bruins as 5-point home dogs. The game went under the total of 63. USC has a record of 7-5 straight up, 3-9 against the spread, and 9-3 over/under the total. USC ranks 11th for total offense, 5th for passing, 91st for rushing and 5th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 123rd overall, 118th against the pass, 117th against the rush, and 125th for points allowed. Also, USC ranks 127th for fewest turnovers lost and 110th for takeaways.

UCLA caused three Southern California turnovers, including Alex Johnson's fumble return for a touchdown, and the Bruins rolled past the host Trojans in Los Angeles.

UCLA came into Saturday's rivalry matchup on a two-game skid in which it scored just ten and seven points in losses to Arizona and Arizona State. But the Bruins put up 14 points in the first quarter against Southern Cal with touchdowns on a T.J. Harden goal-line rush and Ethan Garbers' 14-yard pass to Hudson Habermehl.

Caleb Williams finished 31 of 42 for 384 yards in the loss. Rice caught eight passes for 147 yards.

The loss was Southern Cal's first at home to an unranked opponent in Lincoln Riley's two seasons as head coach.

2023 USC Trojans Football Schedule

Aug 26 vs. San Jose State (Week Zero) W 56-28 1-0
Sep 2 vs. Nevada W 66-14 2-0
Sep 9 vs. Stanford W 56-10 3-0
Sep 23 at Arizona State W 42-28 4-0
Sep 30 at Colorado W 48-41 5-0
Oct 7 vs. Arizona W 43-41 6-0
Oct 14 at Notre Dame L 20-48 6-1
Oct 21 vs. Utah L 32-34 6-2
Oct 28 at California W 50-49 7-2
Nov 4 vs. Washington L 42-52 7-3
Nov 11 at Oregon L 27-36 7-4
Nov 18 vs. UCLA L 20-38 7-5

The USC Trojans are on the top level of college football blue blood and traditional power programs as the greatest program on the west coast. USC has 11 claimed national championships with six unclaimed titles. The Trojans have won 39 conference championships.

Howard Jones was the first big winner at USC with three nattys from 1925 through 1940. And then, John McKay offered the second era of glory with four national titles in his reign from 1960 through 1975. McKay’s top assistant, John Robinson, won a natty in 1978. And then Pete Carroll won his two championships in a tenure that ran from 2001 through 2009.

There has been a litany of superstars that have played for the Trojans. Namely, Carson Palmer, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, Charles White, Mike Garrett, OJ Simpson, and Marcus Allen rocked Heisman Trophies. Other superstar Men of Troy included Frank Gifford, Ron Yary, Lynn Swann, Ronnie Lott, Rickie Bell, Ron Mix, Willie Wood, Junior Seau, and Troy Polamalu.

Yes, this is one special and storied program set for a return to glory under Lincoln Riley.

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2023 College Football Schedule

Alabama Crimson Tide Auburn Tigers Baylor Bears
Clemson Tigers Colorado Buffaloes Florida Gators
Florida State Seminoles Georgia Bulldogs Illinois Fighting Illini
Iowa Hawkeyes Kansas State Wildcats LSU Tigers
Miami-FL Hurricanes Michigan Wolverines Mississippi Rebels
North Carolina State Wolfpack North Carolina Tar Heels Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Ohio State Buckeyes Oklahoma Sooners Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oregon Ducks Oregon State Beavers Penn State Nittany Lions
South Carolina Gamecocks TCU Horned Frogs Tennessee Volunteers
Texas Longhorns Texas A&M Aggies Texas Tech Red Raiders
Tulane Green Wave UCLA Bruins USC Trojans
Utah Utes Washington Huskies Wisconsin Badgers

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