Projected as a top-25 team heading into the season, we can now handicap the Trojans rise to the top in their first season under head coach Steve Sarkisian. The Golden Nugget Casino is breaking down odds for many of the top regular season games, so of course USC would be right in the thick of things for betting experts.
USC's favored in seven of the nine listed games, including double-digit spreads over Notre Dame and Arizona State, two of the four revenge games from last season. The two other marquee match ups on the docket, Pac-12 rivals UCLA and Stanford, will definitely be tough games and Vegas seems to agree that the Trojans will once again be underdogs.
TIME TO PLACE SOME BETS
Sept. 6: USC at Stanford (-3.5)
Sept. 13: USC (-23) at Boston College
Sept. 27: Oregon State at USC (-17)
Oct. 4: Arizona State at USC (-11)
Oct. 11: USC (-7.5) at Arizona
Oct. 25: USC (-10) at Utah
Nov. 13: California at USC (-34)
Nov. 22: USC at UCLA (-4.5)
Nov. 29: Notre Dame at USC (-10)