BYU Vs. USC: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – November 27, 2021

Written By Staff on November 22, 2021

The No. 13 BYU Cougars (9-2), who have college football’s 23rd-ranked passing offense, square off against the USC Trojans (4-6) and their 12th-ranked passing attack. The Trojans, +237 on the moneyline to win, and the Cougars, listed at -8.5 on the spread, kick things off on November 27, 2021 at 10:30 PM ET. The matchup’s total is currently set at 65.5.

In this article we break down what you need to know before placing a bet on the game. That includes key metrics, betting trends, team and player stats, plus updated odds.

This article makes reference to betting data updated as of November 27, 2021 at 10:01 PM ET. Find all the current odds for this outing in the table below and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

BYU Vs. USC Betting Odds

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BYU Offense Vs. USC Defense

Cougars Offense Stats (Rank) Trojans Defense
33.4 (28) Points/Gm 32.2 (104)
457.5 (14) Yards/Gm 417.0 (98)
269.3 (23) Pass Yards/Gm 244.9 (101)
188.2 (36) Rush Yards/Gm 172.1 (98)
8.9 (13) Yards/Pass 8.8 (117)
5.2 (17) Yards/Rush 4.8 (103)
46.6% (14) 3rd Down % 42.1% (97)
6 (13) Turnovers 14 (13)
5 (29) Sacks 5 (99)

USC Offense Vs. BYU Defense

USC Offense Stats (Rank) BYU Defense
29.9 (55) Points/Gm 23.6 (46)
446.0 (21) Yards/Gm 379.8 (83)
306.7 (12) Pass Yards/Gm 234.4 (85)
139.3 (82) Rush Yards/Gm 145.5 (64)
7.2 (80) Yards/Pass 7.3 (62)
4.4 (55) Yards/Rush 4.2 (73)
42.7% (49) 3rd Down % 40.9% (86)
16 (116) Turnovers 14 (13)
7 (52) Sacks 8 (66)

When BYU Has The Ball

  • The Cougars have the No. 13 yards-per-pass average in college football (8.9 per attempt). The Trojans’ defense gives up 8.8 per attempt (No. 117 in college football).
  • USC gives up 4.8 yards per rushing attempt (103rd in the FBS). BYU is 17th in rushing, averaging 5.2 per carry.
  • The Trojans’ defense ranks 98th in yards conceded per game (417.0), while the Cougars’ offense is 14th in college football at 457.5 yards per game.
  • BYU is 14th in the FBS in third-down percentage (46.6%) and will be up against the 97th-ranked USC defense in that category (42.1%).

When USC Has The Ball

  • The Trojans have committed the 12th-most turnovers in college football (16), and are up against the 13th-ranked Cougars defense which has forced 14.
  • The 306.7 passing yards per game USC averages ranks 12th in the FBS, while the 234.4 BYU allows ranks 85th in college football.
  • The Trojans have the 21st-ranked offense in the FBS in yards per game (446.0). They play a Cougars defense ranked 83rd, giving up 379.8 yards per game.
  • USC converts 42.7% of its third downs (49th in college football), while BYU’s defense ranks 86th in that category (40.9%)
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BYU Betting Trends And Insights

  • BYU has won five games against the spread this season, while failing to cover six times.
  • The Cougars have been favored by 8.5 points or more five times this season, and covered the spread in two of those games.
  • In BYU’s 11 games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total four times.
  • In two games this season, BYU and its opponents have combined to total more than 65.5 points.
  • The Cougars have been favored on the moneyline seven total times this season. They’ve finished 6-1 in those games.

USC Betting Trends And Insights

  • USC has compiled a 3-7-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • The Trojans have not covered the spread when an underdog by 8.5 points or more this season (in one opportunity).
  • USC and its opponents have combined to go over the point total five out of 10 times this year.
  • USC’s games this season have had a combined scoring total higher than 65.5 points in five of 10 outings.
  • The Trojans have been listed as the underdog three times this season and have failed to win any of those games.

BYU Players To Watch

  • Jaren Hall leads the team with 2,307 passing yards (256.3 yards per game) and has a 64% completion percentage this year (169-of-264) while throwing 18 touchdowns with three interceptions. He also has 281 rushing yards on 53 carries with three touchdowns, averaging 31.2 yards per game.
  • Tyler Allgeier has 228 carries for a team-high 1,293 rushing yards (117.5 per game) and 18 touchdowns.
  • Puka Nacua has hauled in 39 receptions for 754 yards, best on his team, and five touchdowns. He averages 75.4 receiving yards per game.
  • Gunner Romney has also contributed with 31 catches for 539 yards and three touchdowns this year. He averages 77.0 receiving yards per game.
  • Neil Pau’u has caught 46 passes for 526 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 52.6 yards per game this year.

USC Players To Watch

  • Kedon Slovis leads his team with 2,153 passing yards (239.2 per game) and has a 65% completion percentage (193-of-297), throwing 11 touchdown passes and eight interceptions.
  • Keaontay Ingram has rushed for a team-high 911 yards on 156 carries (91.1 yards per game) and five touchdowns. He also has 154 receiving yards on 22 catches (15.4 yards per game) .
  • So far this year Vavae Malepeai has run for 296 yards on 76 carries (32.9 ypg), with five rushing touchdowns.
  • Drake London has 88 catches, leading his team with 1,084 yards (135.5 ypg) while hauling in seven touchdowns this season.
  • Gary Bryant has contributed with 523 yards (on 39 catches) and six touchdowns.
  • This season Tahj Washington is averaging 51.1 yards per game, with 45 catches for 511 yards and one touchdown.

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