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Louisville vs USC Preview & Picks – Louisville To Beat Caleb Williams-less USC In Holiday Bowl

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06 Dec 2023
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Leigh Copson 06 Dec 2023
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  • Louisville vs USC picks for Wednesday, December 27
  • Holiday Bowl kicks-off at 20:00 ET at Petco Park in San Diego
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    Louisville vs USC Preview & Picks
  • Louisville vs USC Preview & Picks
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  • Louisville Form
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Louisville vs USC Preview & Picks

Louisville are tipped to cover the spread as they win the Holiday Bowl.

The Trojans defense gave up a ton of points this season, and for this game they will not have Caleb Williams to counter that.

  • Louisville are 4-1-0 ATS in their last 5 games
  • USC are 1-5 in their last 6 games
  • USC are 1-8-0 ATS in their last 9 games
  • The Over has cashed in 3 of Louisville’s last 4 games

Head To Head

  • This is the first ever meeting between the two teams

Louisville Form

Louisville enter the Holiday Bowl having lost their last two games, including the ACC Championship.

The Cardinals opened the season with a six-game win streak that culminated with a shock 33-20 win at home to #10 Notre Dame.

They were brought back down to Earth a week later by a 38-21 defeat at Pitt, but when they returned to action they downed #20 Duke 23-0, sparking a four-game win streak.

Louisville blew out Virginia Tech 34-3 and beat Virginia 31-24 at home, before heading to Miami to fend off the Hurricanes in a 38-31 win.

The Cardinals’ streak was halted by a 38-31 loss to Kentucky, and that was followed by a 16-6 loss to Florida State in the conference championship.

USC Form

USC come into this matchup having endured a rough end to the regular season, losing five of their final six games.

The Trojans won their first six games of the season as Caleb Williams and the offense hung at least 42 points on each of those opponents.

However, their momentum stalled as Williams threw a bunch of picks in a 48-20 blowout defeat at #21 Notre Dame.

USC then lost 34-42 to #14 Utah, before finally notching their seventh win of the season, edging California 50-49.

The Trojans were unable to back that up though, losing 52-42 to #5 Washington, 36-27 to #6 Oregon and 38-20 to UCLA to close out the regular season.

Verdict

USC have been in terrible form and now they go into this without star quarterback Caleb Williams.

The defense has been terrible all season, so we are backing Louisville to take advantage and cover the spread.

Best Bet1: Louisville -7.5 Spread @-111.11 at Stake.us - 4 Units
Best Bet2: Over 58.0 Total Points @-111.11 at Stake.us - 2 Units
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