- See the best player prop bets for Friday night’s Pac-12 Championship game between Oregon and USC
- Can the Ducks slow down Kedon Slovis and the Trojans high powered offense?
- The best prop bets and picks for this matchup can be found below
It will be a reconfigured Pac-12 Championship Game when USC hosts Oregon at 8 p.m. ET Friday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Thus, it will be USC (5-0) against the second-place Ducks (3-2) and the Trojans are 3.5-point favorites with the over/under at 64.5.
In the following article are the player prop bets for total yardage and touchdown scorers available to bet on Friday night.
Oregon vs USC Player Props
|Tyler Shough (Oregon)||274.5 (O -113 | U -113)|
|Kedon Slovis (USC)||330.5 (O -113) | U -113)|
|Travis Dye (Oregon)||74.5 (O -113) | U -113)|
|Tyler Shough (Oregon)||42.5 (O -113 | U -113)|
|Drake London (USC)||88.5 (O -113 | U -113)|
|Amon-Ra St. Brown (USC)||83.5 (O -113 | U -113)|
|Tyler Vaughns (USC)||67.5 (O -113 | U -113)|
All odds taken Dec. 18th from FanDuel
Slowing Down Slovis
Slovis is having an outstanding season, leading the Pac-12 in completions (29.8 per game), completion percentage (70.3) and yards passing (320.2 per game). He also ranks seventh in the FBS in all three categories.
Furthermore, Slovis has also been a clutch performer. He has rallied USC for the winning points in the final 80 seconds in three of their five victories.
9 to 8 for 7 and the lead! @KedonSlovis to @Amonra_stbrown with ice in their veins.#FightOn✌️ pic.twitter.com/K0d9XlRVg8
— USC Football (@USC_FB) December 13, 2020
Slovis is also a winner. He has a 12-1 record against Pac-12 competition during his two seasons.
However, the one conference team Slovis has not been able to beat is Oregon. Last season, the Ducks rolled to a 56-24 victory at the Coliseum as 3.5-point favorites on their way to the Pac-12 title.
Slovis completed just 32 of 57 passes for 264 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions. He also lost a fumble. All four turnovers came in a 19-minute span.
Oregon is allowing 235.6 yards passing per game this season, which ranks 69th in the country.
Look for USC to throw early and often with leading rusher Vavae Malepeai (knee) expected to miss the game. However, the Ducks are the one team that seems to know how to slow down Slovis.
PICK: Slovis to go UNDER 330.5 yards passing
Dye Does It All
Junior running back Travis Dye is a multi-skilled player for Oregon, and leads the Ducks with 580 all-purpose yards in five games.
We heard you loud and clear, Duck fans! 🦆
This week’s @76 #FanFueledMoment goes to @oregonfootball’s Travis Dye and his 71-yard TD catch. pic.twitter.com/oo8lamXza6
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) November 17, 2020
Dye tops the Ducks in rushing with 336 yards and one touchdown on 45 carries. That is an average of 7.5 yards an attempt.
While he has just five receptions, they have gone for 204 yards, a whopping 40.8 yards a catch, and three TDs. Dye is also the Ducks’ primary punt returner. He is averaging 13.3 yards on three returns.
In last season’s win over USC, Dye lead the Ducks with 75 yards rushing on 12 carries.
However, Dye is part of a three-pronged rushing attack this season with CJ Verdell (285 yards) and Shough (258). Thus, Dye averages just nine rushing attempts a game.
Going against a USC rushing defense that is 55th in the country and allowing 157 yards a game, Dye may have a hard time putting up big numbers on the ground. His lack of touches, though, might really make piling up the yards difficult.
PICK: Dye to go UNDER 74.5 yards rushing
Oregon vs USC Scoring Props
|Player||Odds to Score 1st TD||Odds to Score Any TD|
|Amon-Ra St. Brown (USC)||+750||-110|
|Travis Dye (Oregon)||+850||+100|
|Cyrus Habibi-Likio (Oregon)||+850||+110|
|Tyler Vaughns (USC)||+900||+115|
|Stephen Carr (USC)||+900||+120|
|Devon Williams (Oregon)||+900||+115|
|Drake London (USC)||+950||+130|
|Erik Krommenhoek (USC)||+950||+125|
|Markese Stepp (USC)||+1000||+125|
|CJ Verdell (Oregon)||+1200||+175|
Who Hits Paydirt?
USC finishes strong but starts slow. Thus, value could be found in betting on an Oregon player to score the first touchdown.
Verdell is an intriguing choice at +1200. He leads the Ducks in rushing touchdowns with three this season and had 10 as a freshman in 2018 and eight last year.
CJ VERDELL IS A MACK TRUCK🚛
— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 8, 2020
Also look for Shough to find the end zone at some point during the game.
He likes to run, as evidenced by his average of 10.4 carries a game. Shough also has two rushing touchdowns this season.