USC Football vs. Notre Dame Prediction and Odds for Week 13 CFB (Trojans should win)

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USC Football enters their rivalry week game as a 10-1 team, and set to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who are 8-3. Records don't matter a ton in USC-Notre Dame games, however, and the Irish would love nothing more than to upset SC and spoil their College Football Playoff hopes.

USC will need to come out firing on all cylinders, and not be satisfied with clinching a spot in the PAC-12 Title Game like they did on Saturday against UCLA.

USC Football vs. Notre Dame Odds Week 13

The spread is -5.5 USC Football this Saturday against Notre Dame, according to WynnBET. It's -112 to take that -5.5 USC, and -108 to take the +5.5 Notre Dame. USC has been favored in every game except for their Week 7 game against the Utah Utes. Sure enough, they've won every single game they've been favored in, and lost that one game they were underdogs in.

USC Football vs. Notre Dame Prediction Week 13

Take USC Football this week, as this is a matchup that doesn't present too many problems for the Trojans. Sure, Michael Mayer is a great tight end, and USC has trouble covering tight ends. But Eric Gentry played last week, and is likely to get healthier this week. If he's 100% and ready to go, which isn't too unlikely, he'll be able to handle Mayer.

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Besides, even if Gentry isn't 100%, that's the only part of this matchup that's scary for the Trojans. SC has an offense that the Irish aren't going to be able to stop, and while SC's defense sure does surrender a lot of points (26.45 per game), Notre Dame's offense as a whole is scoring just 31 points per game. That's tied for just 49th in America. It's simply not enough to keep up with the Trojans.