Cotton Bowl: Tulane vs USC: Predictions & Analysis 01/02/2023

Cotton Bowl: Tulane vs USC: Predictions & Analysis 01/02/2023

December 28, 2022



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Two incredible teams are set to battle in the Cotton Bowl on Monday hosted in Arlington, Texas. The matchup will feature Tulane versus Southern California.
Both programs are arriving after their respective attendance in their conference championship games. The Green Wave Defeated UCF for the American Athletic Conference trophy, while the Trojans unexpectedly fell to Utah in the PAC 12’s title deciding match.
As for USC, attending the Cotton Bowl is a decent way to end the turnaround under first year head coach Lincoln Riley. The Trojans performed horribly in the last season, finishing with a 4-8 record.
With Lincoln Riley at the helm and Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams starting at QB, the Trojans won double digit games for the first time in their last 5 seasons of the program. USC goes into the Cotton Bowl with the nation’s 3rd best scoring offense at 41.1 points per game, mainly thanks to Williams.
However, Williams recently sustained a hamstring injury in the loss to Utah, but medical staff and organization have mentioned the possibility of him playing this match.
Tulane enters this bout with the 23rd ranked scoring defense in the nation, conceding 20 points per match, and the 18th best pass defense, conceding 188.5 yards per match through passes. It might not be the best defense in the nation, however they are incredibly consistent and focused, thus they might be able to suppress Williams if played correctly.
Tulan’s offense is also captained by a nimble QB. Michael Pratt led the AAC in passing efficiency rating this season with a 159.7 ranking, but he showed flexibility and rushed 114 times for 395 yards and 10 touchdowns.
We believe the recent loss against Utah will be enough to mentally hurt USC, especially with Williams not at full capacity due to his injury. Thus we take a Tulane win.
Let’s check the latest NCAAF picks, news, stats and NCAAF expert picks for Tulane vs USC. We’ve plenty of NCAAF predictions for you to consider.


Tulane Green Wave vs USC Trojans Game Information

  • Date: 01/02/2023
  • Time: 01:00 PM ET
  • Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX.
  • How to Watch Tulane vs USC : ESPN
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Tulane vs USC Betting Lines

Tulane is +110 according to our Vegas NCAAF Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $110. On the other side, USC is -130 according to the Vegas NCAAF Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $77.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Tulane at a 47.62% chance of winning the game, meanwhile USC have 56.52% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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