Tulane vs USC Prediction, Odds, Prop Bets: Cotton Bowl Classic

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  • USC (11-3) are -1.5 point favorites vs Tulane (12-2)
  • Total (Over/Under): 66 points
  • Watch the game on ESPN

The Tulane Green Wave (12-2) visit AT&T Stadium to take on the USC Trojans (11-3) on Jan. 2. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00pm EST in Arlington.

USC are betting favorites in Week 18, with the spread sitting at -1.5 (-110).

The Tulane vs. USC Over/Under is 66 total points.

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Tulane vs. USC Odds, Spread, Over/Under for Week 18

SpreadTotal (O/U)Moneyline
Tulane+1.5 -11066 -110+100
USC -1.5 -11066 -110-120

Tulane vs USC Prediction for Week 18

Based on recent trends, the winning team model predicts USC will win this game with 52.0% confidence.

Tulane vs USC Spread Prediction for Week 18

Based on recent against-the-spread trends, the model predicts Tulane will cover the spread with 51.0% confidence.

Both predictions factor in up-to-date player injuries for both Tulane and USC, plus offensive & defensive matchups, recent games and key player performances this season.


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Best Tulane Player Prop Bets Today

We’ve highlighted some favorite college football player prop bets for Tulane players for Week 18, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • Michael Pratt has hit the TD Passes Over in 2 of his last 3 games (+2.00 Units / 53% ROI)

Best USC Player Prop Best Bets Today

Top NCAAF player prop bets for USC players for Week 18, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • Caleb Williams has hit the TD Passes Over in 9 of his last 14 games (+4.55 Units / 28% ROI)
  • Mario Williams has hit the Receiving Yards Under in 7 of his last 9 games (+4.40 Units / 40% ROI)
  • Jordan Addison has hit the Receiving Yards Under in his last 4 games at home (+4.00 Units / 83% ROI)
  • Caleb Williams has hit the Rushing Yards Over in 10 of his last 15 games (+3.90 Units / 21% ROI)
  • Tahj Washington has hit the Receiving Yards Under in 5 of his last 6 games (+3.70 Units / 50% ROI)
  • Tulane have covered the Spread in 15 of their last 18 games (+11.65 Units / 59% ROI)
  • Tulane has hit the Moneyline in their last 5 away games (+9.10 Units / 92% ROI)
  • Tulane have covered the 1H Spread in 10 of their last 14 games (+6.80 Units / 45% ROI)
  • Tulane has hit the 1H Moneyline in 8 of their last 10 games (+6.80 Units / 36% ROI)
  • Tulane have covered the 1Q Spread in 10 of their last 14 games (+5.70 Units / 37% ROI)
  • USC has hit the Game Total Over in 16 of their last 21 games (+10.50 Units / 45% ROI)
  • USC has hit the 1Q Game Total Under in 14 of their last 22 games (+6.25 Units / 25% ROI)
  • USC has hit the 1H Moneyline in their last 6 games at home (+5.00 Units / 14% ROI)
  • USC has hit the Moneyline in 7 of their last 9 games (+4.55 Units / 13% ROI)
  • USC has hit the 1H Game Total Under in 4 of their last 5 games at home (+2.90 Units / 53% ROI)

Tulane Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Tulane has gone against the spread this college football season ( Units / ROI).

  • Tulane is when betting on the Moneyline for Units / ROI
  • Tulane is when betting the Over for Units / ROI
  • Tulane is when betting the Under for Units / ROI

USC Against the Spread (ATS) Record

USC has gone against the spread this college football season ( Units / ROI).

  • USC is when betting on the Moneyline for Units / ROI
  • USC is when betting the Over for Units / ROI
  • USC is when betting the Under for Units / ROI

Tulane: Keys to the Game vs. USC

#16 Tulane is undefeated (9-0) when allowing less than 50% of third down conversion opportunities — tied for best in FBS; Average: .561

#16 Tulane is 7-2 (.778) when the opposing team rushes more than 30 times — tied for 7th-best in FBS; Average: .412

#16 Tulane is 8-2 (.727) when rushing at least 4 yards in a play 10 or more times — tied for 13th-best in FBS; Average: .502

#16 Tulane is 7-1 (.875) when allowing less than 5 yards per rush — tied for 13th-best in FBS; Average: .580

USC: Keys to the Game vs. Tulane

#10 USC is undefeated (6-0) when allowing less than 3 sacks — 3rd-best among Power 5 Teams; Average: .483

#10 USC is undefeated (7-0) when allowing less than 3 sacks — tied for best in FBS; Average: .539

#10 USC is 5-1 (.714) when committing less than 60 yards in penalties — 5th-best among Power 5 Teams; Average: .379

#10 USC is 10-1 (.909) when rushing at least 4 yards in a play 10 or more times — 3rd-best in FBS; Average: .502

Matchup Notes for Tulane vs. USC

There are no matchup notes available for this game

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Tulane Offensive Stats & Trends

#18 Tulane RBs have not rushed for a 0 TD on 96 carries (inf Carries Per TD) in close and late situations since last season– tied for worst Carries Per TD among FBS Teams; Average: 24.2

#18 Tulane WRs have averaged just 8.2 yards per reception (272 yards/33 catches) with 4-6 yards to go since last season– 2nd worst among FBS Teams; Average: 12.2

#18 Tulane Skill Players have averaged just 8.3 yards per reception (455 yards/55 catches) with 4-6 yards to go since last season– 2nd worst among FBS Teams; Average: 11.3

#18 Tulane Punters have placed 0% of punts inside the 20 (0/7) in close and late situations since last season– tied for worst among FBS Teams; Average: 32%

#18 Tulane RBs have caught 6 touchdown passes in the Red Zone since last season– tied for 3rd most among FBS Teams

USC Offensive Stats & Trends

#4 USC QBs have 17 completions for 20 or more yards on 3rd down this season– tied for 2nd most among FBS Teams

#4 USC WRs have 55 receptions for 20 or more yards this season– tied for most among FBS Teams

#4 USC Skill Players have 61 receptions for 20 or more yards this season– most among Power 5 Teams

#4 USC WRs have 55 receptions for 20 or more yards this season– most among Power 5 Teams

#4 USC WRs have been targeted 96 times in the Red Zone since last season– 4th most among Power 5 Teams

Tulane Green Wave Defensive Stats & Trends

#18 Tulane has tackled opponents for a loss on just 42 of 438 rushing attempts (10% TFL%) this season– 2nd worst among Non-Power 5 Teams; Average: 16%.

#18 Tulane has tackled opponents for a loss on just 4 of 55 rushing attempts (7% TFL%) in the Red Zone this season– 3rd worst among Non-Power 5 Teams; Average: 16%.

#18 Tulane has allowed 4.5 yards from scrimmage per touch (334 yards / 74 touches) in the Red Zone this season– 3rd worst among Non-Power 5 Teams; Average: 3.6

#18 Tulane has allowed 192.5 Passing Yards per game (2,118/11) this season– 5th best among Non-Power 5 Teams; Average: 238.9

#18 Tulane has tackled opponents for a loss on just 14 of 149 rushing attempts (9% TFL%) in the Red Zone since last season– 4th worst among Non-Power 5 Teams; Average: 15%.

USC Trojans Defensive Stats & Trends

#4 USC has allowed 41.5 receiving yards per game (954/23) to RBs since last season– 5th worst in FBS; Average: 26.2

#4 USC has allowed 48.3 receiving yards per game (531/11) to RBs this season– 4th worst in FBS; Average: 25.8

#4 USC has allowed rushes of 10 or more yards on 40 of 173 carries (23%) on 1st down this season– worst in FBS; Average: 13%

#4 USC has allowed 10.4 Yards per Attempt (1,118 yards/108 attempts) on 3rd and long since last season– worst among Power 5 Teams; Average: 7.6

#4 USC has intercepted 29 of 709 attempts (24.4 pass attempts per int.) since last season– 4th best among Power 5 Teams; Average: 37.9


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