Top offshore sportsbooks favor USC when the Tulane Green Wave and the USC Trojans play on Monday, January 2 in NCAA college football Cotton Bowl Classic action at AT&T Stadium. Tulane has a 11-2 overall record. They are coming off an AAC championship game win over UCF. USC have a 11-2 record on the year too. In their last outing, the Trojans fell to Utah in the Pac-12 Championship game.
Tulane Green Wave vs. USC Trojans Cotton Bowl Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Tulane||+1½ ( -110 )||61½ ( -110 )||+103|
|USC||-1½ ( -110 )||61½ ( -110 )||-123|
Betting Tulane Green Wave
Tulane won their first 3 games the season (including one versus Kansas State) before they lost to Southern Miss. The Wave bounced back with wins over Houston, East Carolina, South Florida, Memphis and Tulsa before they lost to UCF. Tulane would finish the regular season with wins over SMU and Cincinnati.
On December 3rd in the AAC championship game versus UCF, Tulane did not have a lot of trouble. The Green Wave found itself leading 17-7 at the halftime break. They end up taking a 45-28 victory. Starting QB Michael Pratt posted 394 passing yards through the air with four touchdown scores. Tyjae Spears had 199 rushing yards on the ground and one touchdown score.
Betting USC Trojans
USC started the season with six back-to-back games that they won to open up the 2022 season. They then experienced a tough 43-42 loss to Utah. The Trojans would go on to defeat Arizona, California, Colorado, UCLA and Notre Dame to wrap up the regular season.
In the Pac-12 Championship game on December 2nd, USC would clash with Utah once more. That one did not go quite as well as the Trojans would have wanted it to. They would score just seven points in the second half. They went on to lose 47-24. Starting QB Caleb Williams posted 363 yards with three touchdown scores. Tahj Washington had 93 yards with one TD on six catches of the ball.
Tulane Green Wave vs. USC Trojans Cotton Bowl Pick
According to the best online sportsbooks, Tulane is 8-1 ATS against the spread playing versus a team with a winning record and 6-1 ATS against the spread in their past seven following a cover. The Wave are 15-3 ATS in their past 18 college football games overall.
The Trojans are 4-1 ATS against the spread when they are playing versus a team with a winning record and 1-11 ATS in their past 12 neutral-site games. USC is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games played in the month of January.
We are probably going to stick with USC. The Trojans are feeling the effects of a shameful loss to Utah in the conference championship games, even though the Utes are a great college football program themselves.
USC allowed 533 total yards of offense (223 rushing yards on the ground) and 25 first downs to Utah. The Trojans would go just 1-of-12 on third-down conversions and they had two turnovers on the other side.
USC is a Superior Team
Having said that, USC is a much superior team than that performance might suggest. Before the second Utah game, the Trojans had a stretch of 8 games with 30 or more points that they scored. As for Tulane, they are savoring their first conference championship win since the 1998 season as well as their first major bowl bid since all the way back to 1939.
The Wave has scored 31 or more points in 3 of their past 4 games. They are indeed familiar with offensive firepower this year. We like this game to be a high-scoring clash with USC pulling out a late cover of the point spread at top offshore sportsbooks.
The Cotton Bowl Classic (which is also known as the Cotton Bowl) is an American NCAA college football bowl game that is usually held annually in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex since January 1, 1937.
The Cotton Bowl Classic was initially played at its namesake stadium in Dallas before they moved it to the Cowboys Stadium (the current AT&T Stadium) in nearby Arlington in 2010. Since the year 2014, the game is sponsored by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
It has officially come to be known as the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. It was sponsored in the past by Mobil (1989–1995) and then by Southwestern Bell Corporation/SBC Communications/AT&T (1997–2014).
Historically, the Cotton Bowl hosted the the Southwest Conference (SWC) champion against a team that would be invited from elsewhere in the country, generally a major independent or the Southeastern Conference (SEC) second place.