NCAA College Football Predictions: USC vs. Oregon NCAA Picks & Vegas Betting Odds: How do you defend a team that has scored no fewer than 42 points in any college football picks contest this NCAA picks season? That is the conundrum facing Lane Kiffin as his unranked USC Trojans (5-2) versus #2 Oregon Ducks (8-0). Vegas odds makers have installed the Ducks as -7(-110) point college football picks favorites on the road.
Oregon boasts some impressive offensive statistics heading into their week 9 college football picks contest, 31st in the nation in passing, 3rd in rushing, and #1 overall in scoring with an average of 55.1 points per game. This team is extremely balanced offensively with Darron Thomas throwing for over 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns and LaMichael James leading a rushing attack that has gained over 2,100 yards and scored 26 touchdowns. That combination is difficult to beat no team has come within 20 points of beating the Duck, who have won their college football picks match-ups by an average score of 55-16.
USC has struggled to gain traction in the Pac-10, going 2-2 thus far under Kiffen this college football picks season. The Trojans can score, they average 37.4 points per NCAA picks match-up, but they also give-up too many points and are ranked 60th in the nation in scoring defense. Quarterback Matt Barkley leads an aerial show that has accounted for 1,869 yards passing and 20 TDs. Robert Woods and Ronald Johnson are two big-play receivers Oregon must defend and Allen Bradford provides a strong running attack.
Can USC contain Oregon enough to stay in the college football picks contest? Vegas odds makers predict a closer affair than it would appear to be on paper and the Los Angeles Coliseum is a tough place to play. There is no reason to think Oregon won’t continue to roll, covering the Vegas spread, and keeping its unbeaten college football picks season going.
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