Free Goodyear Cotton Bowl Game Prediction: Buckeyes vs Trojans Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Goodyear Cotton Bowl
(11-2) Ohio State Buckeyes vs. USC Trojans (11-2)
Date: Friday, December 29th
Time: 8:30 pm EST
Venue: Arizona Stadium
NCAA Football Spread: Ohio State -7.5
NCAA Betting Total: 64.5
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Besides the College Football Playoffs, this is going to be a huge bowl game for these two schools as they both think they deserved to be in the dance. However, this matchup will be a huge statement game for thousands who watch.
Right now the Buckeyes open up as heavy favorites, but are the mighty Trojans ready for this type of battle?
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Ohio State Buckeyes did not get into the dance as the awful loss against Iowa might of been too much for the committee. They come into this match sitting at 11-2 on the season and have the opportunity to knock off the best Pac-12 team right now. Even with the loss to Iowa they’ve quality wins against Michigan, Wisconsin and Michigan State.
Pretty impressive if you ask me. Quarterback JT Barrett will get the ball once again for the Buckeyes as he is ready to bounce back from the Wisconsin game. Barrett only had 211 passing yards with two touchdowns and interceptions.
Barrett is going to go against a tough SC defense but he is ready thanks to his mobile awareness. On the season, Barrett tossed 35 touchdowns and nine picks along with a near 3,000 yards on the season.
This is a huge game for the USC Trojans not just because they are going up against one of the best teams in the nation, but because of the recognition they deserve for the great season they had. The Trojans were one of the best teams this year, but weren’t even a thought for the College football playoffs. Did the Trojans have more quality wins on the year?
Their only losses on the season were against ranked teams, not like the other teams in the dance who lost against teams who are in the low-tier games. Right now, the Trojans come into this game on a five game winning streak as they took care of rivals UCLA and Stanford in recent games.
Possible top overall draft pick and quarterback Sam Darnold has had an outstanding season so far has he needs 213 yards to surpass 4,000 yards on the season.
He also has totaled 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions on the year. Will Darnold be able to have a flawless game against the Buckeyes?
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Trojans are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Trojans are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games.
- Trojans are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big Ten.
- Buckeyes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games.
- Buckeyes are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Pac-12.
- Buckeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
Free Goodyear Cotton Bowl NCAA Football Pick
This is going to be the game that silences all of the USC fans that asked for them to be in the dance.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Ohio State -7.5
Ohio State has better talent, and do I dare say have a better coaching staff? Buckeyes win big.
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Free Score Prediction: Ohio State Buckeyes 31 – USC Trojans 21
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