BYU vs. USC Betting Odds & Game Analysis | College Football Week 13 Predictions


By Dan Watson | November 22, 2021, 6:39 am

The No. 13 BYU Cougars (9-2) are considered favorites (-7) according to the point spread ahead of their game against the USC Trojans (4-6) on November 27, 2021, starting at 10:30 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under of 64 points.

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BYU stats and betting info

Betting trends for BYU

  • BYU is 5-6-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Cougars have a 2-3 record against the spread when favored by 7 points or more this season.
  • BYU games have hit the over in four out of 11 opportunities (36.4%).
  • BYU and its opponents have combined to score more than 64 points in a game just twice this season.
  • The Cougars have seen a 56.4 average over/under in their games this season, 7.6 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The Cougars collect 38.0 more yards per game (455.8) than the Trojans give up per contest (417.8).
  • BYU is 5-0 overall when the team churns out over 417.8 yards.
  • This year, the Cougars have nine turnovers, eight fewer than the Trojans have takeaways (17).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 269.3 (2962) 29
Rush yards 186.5 (2052) 43
Points scored 33.4 (367) 27
Pass yards against 234.4 (2578) 75
Rush yards against 146.1 (1607) 60
Points allowed 23.6 (260) 47

Key players for BYU

  • Jaren Hall leads BYU with 2,307 passing yards (209.7 ypg) on 169-of-264 passing with 18 touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He also has 281 rushing yards (25.5 ypg) on 53 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
  • Tyler Allgeier has carried the ball 228 times for a team-high 1,293 yards (117.5 per game), with 18 touchdowns this year.
  • Puka Nacua’s 754 receiving yards (68.5 yards per game) lead the team. He has 39 receptions with five touchdowns.
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USC stats and betting info

Betting trends for USC

  • USC is 3-7-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Trojans are 0-2 against the spread when an underdog by 7 points or greater this year.
  • USC games have hit the over in five out of 10 opportunities (50%).
  • This season, five games USC played finished with a combined score over 64 points.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 5.7 points more than the average over/under in Trojans’ games this season (58.3 points).
  • The Trojans rack up 65.1 more yards per game (445.6) than the Cougars give up (380.5).
  • In games that USC piles up more than 380.5 yards, the team is 4-5.
  • This year the Trojans have 18 turnovers, one fewer than the Cougars have takeaways (19).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 306.7 (3067) 14
Rush yards 138.9 (1389) 89
Points scored 29.9 (299) 72
Pass yards against 244.9 (2449) 92
Rush yards against 172.9 (1729) 96
Points allowed 32.2 (322) 103

Key players for USC

  • Kedon Slovis has thrown for 2,153 yards (215.3 ypg) to lead USC, completing 65% of his passes and collecting 11 touchdown passes and eight interceptions this season.
  • Keaontay Ingram’s team-high 911 rushing yards (91.1 per game) have come on 156 carries, with five touchdowns this year. He’s also tacked on 22 catches for 154 yards (15.4 per game).
  • Drake London’s 1,084 receiving yards (108.4 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s totaled 88 receptions and seven touchdowns.

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