USC vs. Arizona State: Prediction, point spread, odds, best bet, and more

Get the betting line on USC-ASU from BetMGM, plus game notes, the injury report, and more.

The USC Trojans host the Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday night, and if you’re looking to do some last-minute betting research, you’re in luck! We’ll give you the latest point spread, money line odds and over/under number, as well as the information you’ll need to make the smartest bet at BetMGM.

This game will be played at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 10:30 p.m. Eastern time. The game is scheduled to air on ESPN.

As expected, the FPI computer is going heavily with the Trojans, who have a 93.7 percent chance to defeat the Sun Devils on Saturday.

The Football Power Index (FPI) college football rankings and computer prediction model offer a measure of team strength that predicts a team’s future performance.

Let’s give you all the betting info you need to place a bet at BetMGM.

49ers favored at home vs. Rams despite Week 3 stumble

Despite a Week 3 hiccup, the 49ers are favored at home vs. the Rams.

A hiccup in Week 3 that pushed the 49ers to 1-2 on the season didn’t sway bettors from favoring San Francisco in their Week 4 home bout against the Rams. Tipico Sportsbook has the 49ers favored by 1.5 points on Monday night when they host Los Angeles.

Sportsbooks are far less reactionary than fans. While the 49ers’ performance in Denver was certainly dreadful, chances are that wasn’t the version of their offense we’ll see for the rest of the season. There’s a ton of bounce-back potential at home against a divisional opponent. Not to mention the 49ers have owned that divisional opponent in the regular season with six consecutive head-to-head wins.

There’s more to consider than just the 49ers’ Week 3 offensive performance though. Their defense, for example, has allowed just 3.9 yards per play through the first three weeks and they’re third in Football Outsiders’ defensive DVOA. While they’ve faced three struggling offensive, any defense that allows 28 points in three games is doing something right.

Pitting that 49ers defense against a Rams club that’s had a hard time protecting quarterback Matthew Stafford makes it easy to draw a path to a low-scoring output for Los Angeles.

If San Francisco’s offense can get right against a defense head coach Kyle Shanahan has consistently found ways to move the ball against, that 1.5 points should get covered.

Of course, there’s always a chance the 49ers offense bogs down again and even another sterling defensive performance can’t save them.

Either way, Monday night should be close despite the avalanche of criticism levied against the 49ers for their dreary Week 3 outing. They had a bounce-back win over the Rams in Week 10 last year, and Vegas is favoring them to do it again this season.

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Betting line vs. Auburn moves slightly in LSU’s favor in Wednesday update

The Tigers are now an 8.5-point favorite for Saturday’s road trip against Auburn.

The Tigers opened as more than a touchdown favorite in Saturday’s road contest against Auburn, and on Wednesday, that line moved even further in LSU’s direction.

The spread on this week’s SEC matchup increased by half a point from eight to 8.5, indicating that a lot of the money is coming in on LSU. That’s understandable, given Auburn’s recent struggles. It was blown out by Penn State in Week 3 and had to survive an absolutely unhinged game of football to earn a win against Missouri last weekend.

Coach Bryan Harsin is on the hot seat, and a big loss on Saturday could prove to be the final nail in the coffin. With the stakes set, here’s where the latest betting odds sit as of noon CT on Wednesday, courtesy of BetMGM.

Team Spread Total – O/U Money Line
LSU -8.5
-110
O 45.5
-110
-350
Auburn +8,5
-110
U 45.5
-110
+260

LSU and Auburn kick-off on ESPN at 6 p.m. CT on Saturday for a game that could feature some rough conditions with outer effects from Hurricane Ian.

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Cowboys open as favorites over the Commanders in Week 4

Does it really matter who plays quarterback for the Cowboys?

After back-to-back losses to fall to 1-2 on the season, the Washington Commanders are back on the road with a Week 4 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

As you might expect, the Dallas Cowboys open the week as favorites. According to Tipico Sportsbook, Dallas is a 3.5-point favorite over the Commanders, with Cooper Rush expected to start at quarterback again for the Cowboys.

Washington quarterback Carson Wentz is coming off his worst performance as a Commander as he was sacked nine times in Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Now, Wentz faces Dallas linebacker Micah Parsons and a Cowboys defense that has 13 sacks in three games.

Rush improved to 3-0 as a starting quarterback after Monday’s win over the Giants.

Here’s a look at the opening lines for Sunday’s NFC East showdown in Dallas:

Spread

  • Commanders +3.5 (-120)
  • Cowboys -3.5 (-105)

Moneyline

  • Commanders +150
  • Cowboys -175

Over/Under: 41.5

  • Over -115
  • Under -107

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Colorado vs. Arizona: Prediction, point spread, odds, best bet

We bet you’ll want to know these things if you’re betting Colorado-Arizona

The Colorado Buffaloes play the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday and if you’re looking to do some last-minute betting research, you’re in luck! We’ll give you the latest point spread, money line odds and over/under number, as well as the information you’ll need to make the smartest bet at Tipico Sportsbook.

The game starts at 7:30 p.m. MT (6:30 p.m. PT) and can be seen on the Pac-12 Network.

One season after Colorado blanked the Wildcats 34-0 in Boulder, the 0-4 Buffs head into Tucson as heavy underdogs. Arizona, led by new quarterback Jayden de Laura, is significantly improved and sports a 2-2 record going into this Week 5 matchup.

Wisconsin football vs. Illinois betting lines

Wisconsin enters Saturday’s contest against Illinois as the betting favorite. Let’s take a look at the betting lines for this weekend’s game, courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook.

Head coach Paul Chryst and the Wisconsin Badgers (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten) return home on Saturday to host the Illinois Fighting Illini (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten) at Camp Randall Stadium.

Wisconsin is coming off an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Ohio State Buckeyes, losing 52-21 on the road in a game that was never even close.

Brett Bielema and company, on the other hand, won 31-0 last week over the Chatanooga Mocs and appear to have taken a noticeable step forward in his second season leading the program.

Let’s take a look at the betting lines for this weekend’s game, courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook.

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Wisconsin vs. Illinois odds and betting lines

College football odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Tuesday at 11:11 AM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Spread Favorite: Wisconsin (-7)
  • Moneyline: Wisconsin (-276), Illinois (+222)
  • Total: 43.5 Points

Place your legal, online sports bets in CO and NJ at Tipico Sportsbook now.

Wisconsin Betting Info

  • Wisconsin has covered the spread twice this year.
  • Wisconsin has had two games (out of four) hit the over this season.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Ohio State Buckeyes opening odds

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Ohio State Buckeyes @Tipico opening odds #GoBucks

On October 1, the Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0) will kick off their fifth game of the season against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-1) at 3:30 p.m. ET in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes have dominated this series going in 8-0 against Rutgers straight-up and winning by an average of 42.5 points per game.

Our friends at Tipico, our official odds provider, currently have Ohio State listed as a mighty large 40.5-point favorite with the total points set at 60.5. This seems like a large spread, but as discussed above, Ohio State has dominated this series and in addition to being 8-0 straight up against the Scarlet Knights, the Buckeyes are 6-2 against the spread, and in each game, Ohio State has been favored by 21 or more points.

Last season the Buckeyes led 24-6 at the end of the first quarter, which turned into a 46-6 lead at halftime, a 52-6 lead heading into the third quarter, and ultimately a 52-13 blowout.

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Penn State vs. Northwestern: Prediction, point spread, odds, best bet

The early week odds from BetMGM have Penn State as a big home favorite vs. Northwestern this weekend.

Penn State hosts Northwestern in a Big Ten matchup in Week 5, and the Nittany Lions are once again being made a sizable favorite at home. Penn State is favored by more than three touchdowns against the Wildcats, which suggests Penn State has an excellent chance of entering its bye week with a clean 5-0 record before things get a tad more difficult later in October.

According to the latest odds from BetMGM, Penn State is favored by 25.5 points at the beginning of the week. Given the recent struggles of Northwestern, that could appear like a somewhat enticing line to consider in Week 5.

But let’s take a look at the odds at the beginning of the week going into this Big Ten cat fight.

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The lines, courtesy of BetMGM

  • Point spread: Penn State -25.5
  • Penn State money line: -5,000
  • Northwestern money line: +1,400
  • Over-under: 52.5

Click here to place your bets at BetMGM.

Ranking Heisman Trophy contenders after Week 4 of college football

Ranking the top 25 Heisman contenders after Week 4 – here comes UGA TE Brock Bowers

In most cases, the Heisman Trophy is a quarterback’s award. Alabama quarterback Bryce Young looks to repeat in 2022 but he has stiff competition from Ohio State’s CJ Stroud, USC’s Caleb Williams, Georgia’s Stetson Bennett and Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker.

This week’s rankings include guys who are putting up wild numbers. Players like Illinois running back Chase Brown, Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim, Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels and Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. There’s the defensive studs, like sack machine Jacoby Windmon of Michigan State and Drew Sanders of Arkansas. And then there’s Georgia tight end Brock Bowers, who I’d argue is the best all-around offensive player in America.

My top-25 Heisman contenders, including their odds (courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook) after Week 4

LSU at Auburn: Prediction, point spread, odds, best bet

The Tigers opened as more than a touchdown favorite over Auburn.

Fresh off a 38-0 win over New Mexico — marking its first shutout since 2018 — LSU and coach [autotag]Brian Kelly[/autotag] hit the road for the first time this season on Saturday to take on the Auburn Tigers.

Auburn sits at 3-1 on the year after narrowly surviving an ugly overtime game against Missouri on Saturday. Coach Bryan Harsin is firmly on the hot seat in just his second season, and a poor performance at home against a division rival could turn up the pressure significantly.

LSU looks to extend its winning streak to four since dropping to currently undefeated Florida State in Week 1. The Tigers sit at 1-0 in the SEC after upsetting Mississippi State in Week 3.

The Tigers sit as about a touchdown favorite in this one, which kicks off at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN Saturday night.

We’ll give you the latest point spread, money line odds and over/under number, as well as the information you’ll need to make the smartest bet at BetMGM.

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