USC Vs. Washington State: College Football Betting Picks, Predictions And Tips – September 18, 2021

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 18, 2021

The USC Trojans (1-1, 0-1 Pac-12) and Washington State Cougars (1-1, 0-0 Pac-12) will battle in clash of Pac-12 rivals at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. The Trojans (-7) travel to face the Cougars (+240 to win on the moneyline) on September 18, 2021 at 3:30 PM ET on Fox. Sportsbooks have installed an over/under of 60 points for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 18, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

USC Vs. Washington State Odds

Computer Pick

Computer picks for USC vs Washington State
Spread Over/Under
Washington State (+7) Under (60)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

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Team Stat Comparison

USC Stats (Rank) Washington State
29.0 (74) Points Per Game 33.5 (52)
24.5 (80) Points Per Game Against 25.0 (85)
239.5 (58) Pass Yards 257.0 (43)
271.0 (106) Pass Yards Against 268.5 (105)
172.5 (57) Rush Yards 154.0 (73)
104.5 (45) Rush Yards Against 162.0 (87)
2 (52) Giveaways 2 (52)
2 (58) Takeaways 3 (27)
0 Turnover Differential +1

USC Vs. Washington State Betting Insights

USC Stats And Trends

  • USC has won once against the spread this season.
  • As a 7-point favorite or greater, the Trojans have one win ATS (1-1) this season.
  • The over/under in this game is 60 points, 3.7 higher than the average total in Trojans games this season.

Recent Head-To-Head Matchups

USC has a 2-1 advantage over Washington State in the last three meetings between these two squads. USC outscored Washington State 104-79 in those three head-to-head matchups.

Washington State Stats And Trends

  • Washington State hasn’t won a game against the spread this season.
  • The average total for Cougars games is 64.8 points, 4.8 more than this game’s over/under.

USC Players To Watch

  • Kedon Slovis has thrown for 479 yards (239.5 ypg) to lead USC, completing 65.4% of his passes and collecting three touchdown passes and one interception this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 32 rushing yards (16.0 ypg) on nine carries.
  • Vavae Malepeai has carried the ball 29 times for a team-high 159 yards (79.5 per game) this year.
  • This season Keaontay Ingram has piled up 130 yards (65.0 per game) on 25 carries with one touchdown.
  • Drake London’s team-leading 205 receiving yards (102.5 yards per game) have come on 16 receptions with one touchdown.
  • Tahj Washington has put up a 103-yard season so far (51.5 receiving yards per game) with one touchdown, reeling in 10 passes.
  • Kyle Ford’s three grabs are good enough for 35 yards (35.0 ypg).

Washington State Players To Watch

  • Jayden De Laura has 458 passing yards (229.0 ypg) to lead Washington State, completing 64.7% of his passes and tossing four touchdown passes and one interception this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 65 rushing yards (32.5 ypg) on 14 carries with one rushing touchdown.
  • Max Borghi has carried the ball 24 times for a team-high 145 yards (72.5 per game), with two touchdowns this year. He’s also tacked on three catches for 51 yards (25.5 per game).
  • This season Deon McIntosh has taken 12 carries for 66 yards (33.0 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Calvin Jackson Jr.’s 168 receiving yards (84.0 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s collected 10 receptions and one touchdown.
  • Travell Harris has collected 103 receiving yards (51.5 yards per game) and two touchdowns, reeling in 11 passes this year.
  • De’Zhaun Stribling’s five catches have netted him 65 yards (65.0 ypg).
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