March 25, 2023
USC vs. Cotton Bowl  Tulane: Live updates, score, highlights

USC – Tulane on the Cotton Bowl: Odds, traces and predictions

Tulane's Green Wave and USC's Trojan figures, both made from tires, are on display at AT&T Stadium.

Tulane’s Inexperienced Wave and USC’s Trojan figures, each created from tires, are on show Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

(Brandon Wade / Related Press)

The sportsbooks have USC because the two-point favourite over Tulane within the Cotton Bowl.

We’re assuming that streak could be increased if each groups had been one hundred pc (and Tulane is as shut as any crew within the large bowls), however even when Caleb Williams’ hamstring harm was ok for him to play, the Trojans had been additionally huge receiver Jordan Addison (ankle harm), offensive lineman Andrew Vorhees and Brett Neilon (handicaps for NFL tryouts) and defender Ralen Goforth (switch portal).

One other concern for USC is the Trojans motivation issue when Lincoln Riley was on the high of a School Soccer Playoff berth earlier than dropping to Utah within the Pac-12 Championship recreation, so the Cotton Bowl is an apparent disappointment. In the meantime, the Cotton Bowl was probably the most believable state of affairs for Tulane as a 5 Particular person program.

Williams added 372 quick yards and 10 extra tank destroyers to steer the Trojans into assault #3 with 41.1 factors per recreation whereas scoring 4,075 yards and 37 touchdowns. Tulane had a Quantity 23 protection that allowed simply 20.5 factors per recreation and a Quantity 18 go protection with simply 188.5 yards per recreation.

Tulane was additionally 11-2 towards the unfold this season – on account of exceeding pre-season expectations – and coach Willie Fritz is 12-8 ATS (60%) in bowling video games.

Early punters appear to suppose the Trojans are on the fitting facet as 82% of the bets and 72% of the cash are in DraftKings at USC as of Friday morning. Nevertheless, because the South Level sportsbook director lately wrote on, the overwhelming majority of bets on different bowling video games, except for School Soccer Playoff video games, do not come till recreation day. For present figures, see VSiN bet splits page.

Over/Beneath 64 factors. As of Friday midday, 63% of the bets and 76% of the cash had been on Prime.

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