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Football Betting: Best Lines this weekend

October 3, 2008

In NCAA College Football on Saturday night, the No. 23 Oregon Ducks visit the No. 9 Southern California Trojans in a battle of Pac-10 rivals at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (8 pm ET, ABC).

Oddsmakers are expecting the Trojans to bounce back from their upset loss to Oregon State last week, and have made the Trojans 16-point favorites. Bettors will find most sportsbooks are sticking to the 16-point spread, but Sportsbooks is offering the lowest juice, -105.

USC, then ranked No. 1, was upset 27-21 by Oregon State Beavers last week, as 24-point favorites. The 48 points fell under the total of 55.

Oregon Ducks are 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS. USC is 2-1 SU and ATS.

In the NFL, The Seattle Seahawks visit the New York Giants on Sunday at Giants Stadium (1 pm ET, FOX).

Nearly every sportsbook opened the Giants as 7-point favorites and the line hadn’t moved as of Friday, but bettors will find the best juice – by far – at Bet Jamaica, which is offering the Giants at +100 on the 7-point spread. All other books are -110 or -105.

Moneyline bettors will get the best price (-300) on the Giants at BetUS, with every other sportsbook at -320 or more. Those taking the underdog Seahawks will get the best odds (+270) at Bet Jamaica.

The over/under total of 43.5 is consistent at every book.

New York (3-0 SU, 2-1 ATS) has won three straight. Seattle is 1-2 SU and ATS.

The Pittsburgh Steelers face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday Night Football at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (8:15 pm ET, NBC).

The Jags are 4-point favorites, and NFL bettors will find the lowest juice at Sportsbooks, which is offering -105 on the spread.

Sportsbooks and BetUS have the best moneyline odds for Jacksonville, at -210. Most other books have the Jaguars at -220. The best moneyline price on the underdog Steelers is +180 at Bodog.

Under bettors will find the highest total (36.5) at BetUS.

Pittsburgh is 3-1 SU and 1-3 ATS. Jacksonville is 2-2 SU and 1-3 ATS and has won two straight.

NCAA College Football Betting: USC Trojans at Oregon State

September 22, 2008

The No. 1 USC Trojans get back to work this week with a Pac-10 Conference matchup against the unranked Oregon State Beavers Thursday night (9 pm ET, ESPN).

USC is a 24-point favorite in NCAA College Football betting lines.

The Trojans are 8-2 SU in the past 10 meetings with Oregon State, but have only managed to cover the spread in five of those games. The teams last squared off on Nov. 3 last season, when USC won 24-3 as 15.5-point home favorite. The score went under the total of 46.5.

Oregon State last beat USC on Oct. 28, 2006, a 33-31 home win as a 10.5-point underdog.

The last time the Trojans (2-0 SU, 2-0 ATS) were in action, QB Mark Sanchez threw four touchdowns to lead USC to a dominating 35-3 win over the then-No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes in Week 3. The Trojans easily covered the 12-point spread, and the 38 points went under the total of 44.

Sanchez completed 18-of-29 pass attempts for 172 yards for the Trojans. Damian Williams had 50 yards receiving.

Oregon State (1-2 SU, 1-2 ATS) also had a bye in Week 4. The Beavers had an easy time in their last game, when Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for two touchdowns to pace a 45-7 win over Hawaii. The Beavers covered the 14-point spread and the score fell under the total of 58.

USC is 5-0 SU in its past five, 22-3 SU in its past 25 on the road, and 6-1 ATS in its past seven. Oregon State is 5-0 SU and ATS in its past five at home. The total has gone under in four of Oregon State’s past five at home.

Both teams have a number of injuries. Oregon State cornerback James Dockery (knee surgery) and offensive lineman Brent McNeil (ankle/toe) are out indefinitely, and quarterback Sean Canfield (left shoulder surgery) is questionable for Thursday’s game.

For USC, defensive end Kyle Moore (back spasms), wide receiver Damian Williams, fullback Stanley Havili (hamstring), and running back Joe McKnight (headaches) are probable. Cornerback Shareece Wright (legal/disciplinary) is questionable, as are linebackers Chris Galippo (back) and Luthur Brown (back). Center Michael Reardon (right hip) is out indefinitely.

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NCAA College Football Picks: Ohio State at USC

September 9, 2008

Two top five NCAA Football teams collide this weekend when the No. 5-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes visit the No. 1 USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on On Saturday night (8 pm ET, ABC).

The Trojans are a 10-point favorite at, a recommended sports betting website.

Ohio State (2-0 SU, 0-1 ATS) beat state-rival Ohio Bobcats 26-14 last week, failing to cover the 34.5-point spread. The score went under the total of 47.

The unimpressive win over the unranked Bobcats dropped Ohio State from third to fifth in the polls.

SoCal (1-0 SU, 1-0 ATS) had a bye last week. In Week 1, the Trojans hammered Virginia 52-7, easily covering the 20.5-point spread.

On the injury front, Buckeyes’ running back Chris Wells (right foot), safety Jamario O’Neal (served two-game suspension) and defensive back Donald Washington (served two-game suspension) are all listed as probable for Saturday’s game. Guard Kyle Mitchum (sprained left foot) is out indefinitely.

For the Trojans, linebacker Luthur Brown (sore back) is probable for Saturday’s game, while wide receiver Vidal Hazelton (ankle) and linebacker Michael Morgan (shoulder) are both questionable. Linebacker Chris Galippo (back) is expected to miss the game, and center Michael Reardon (right hip) is out indefinitely.

Pick: USC

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