Even before the 2010 NCAA football betting action gets underway one thing is certain: the USC Trojans will not be playing in a BSC Bowl game this year –or any bowl game for that matter. After the NCAA handed down it’s punishment for former players’ rules violations the Trojans national title hopes wilted.
But that doesn’t mean that this won’t be a very good football team or that it won’t win a heap of games this year even if it isn’t eligible for a college football betting postseason bid.
New Head Coach Lane Kiffin has massive shoes to fill now that uber-successful coach Pete Carroll departed for the greener pastures of the NFL. Fortunately he’s got plenty of talent on the roster to make him look good.
Start with sophomore QB Matt Barkley who won the starting job as a true freshman and led the team to a 9-4 record. A pretty good record as a freshman by most school’s measure, but not that of the USC Trojans. Barkley started well but had a string of bad games during the middle of the season and will have to improve this year if he wants to keep his job. He’s also got one of the best defenses in college football betting to help back him and erase any mistakes he might make.
It seems all but certain the Trojans will get off to a winning start to this season against the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors on September 2nd. Kickoff for this Saturday matchup is set for 7:05 Eastern Time and sbg global opened with the Redskins as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under total at 38.5.
The only question is not whether or not the Trojans will win, but rather what the margin of victory will be. Every year the powerhouse teams in college football open the sports betting season against sacrificial lambs. This year for the powerhouse Trojans the Rainbow Warriors will play the role of sacrificial lamb.
Expect the Trojans to steam roll Hawaii and to cover the three TD spread. After all, this is the only stage on which USC players get to perform this year as there is no Bowl game to look forward to and you can be sure they’re going to look to stuff as many TDs in the scoring column as they can during the regular season.