Free Week 2 Prediction: Vandals vs Trojans
Week 2 College football betting sees the Idaho Vandals taking on the USC Trojans on Saturday September 12 at The L.A. Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Idaho (0-1) vs. USC (1-0)
Date: Saturday September 12
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: L.A. Coliseum – Los Angeles, CA
NCAA Football Spread: USC -44
NCAA Betting Total: 67
NCAA Moneyline Odds: No posted
The Trojans are going to play a lot of big games this season but this isn’t one of them.
Against the Vandals they will be looking to work on some things and score a ton of points so nobody starts to doubt that #10 next to their name.
USC looked pretty sharp in their opener against Arkansas State but this Idaho program is probably not as good as that one.
Last week the Vandals lost at home to Ohio, a physical team superior to Idaho in many ways.
This week it will be even harder as the Trojans are certainly physical and blessed with phenomenal athleticism that Idaho just can’t match.
Let’s just say that measuring success is going to be very relative.
The Vandals do have a link to the NFL in the form of quarterback Matt Linehan, whose dad has NFL coaching experience.
That is about the closest this group is going to get to producing NFL talent though there are some who say their punter is a prospect.
These teams met back in 2007 and USC was an even bigger favourite then than they are for this one – 49 points. They covered that one losing by only 28.
That would be awesome for this program to somehow do it again.
The Trojans looked very sharp in their opening win over Arkansas State. It was only one game but those who are predicting a return of the Men of Troy have to be pleased.
In the opener Cody Kessler looked like the veteran quarterback that he is, picking apart the defense and completing nearly all of his throws before letting some others get some garbage time late.
The running game was solid too with freshman Ronald Jones ripping off 86 yards on just 6 carries
The only downside to the opener was that Adoree Jackson, the Trojans phenomenal jack of all trades got dinged up.
He might be wise to skip this one to get healthy and the teams will be just fine without him.
Still those 44 points are a lot, you almost have to pitch a shutout to get those kinds of covers.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
Vandals are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in September.
Over is 8-2 in Vandals last 10 games on grass.
Over is 4-1-1 in Vandals last 6 road games.
Trojans are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
Trojans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
Trojans are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a SU win of more than 20 points.
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Prediction
This is a really big number but if the Trojans really are back they could cover and then some. I just get nervous about getting back doored in these kinds of situations.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: USC -44
There is no smart angle to backing the Vandals here.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: USC 56 – Idaho 7
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