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Tulane vs. USC 2022 Cotton Bowl Odds, Preview & Pick

By Hank Blaine

USC and Tulane clash in the 2023 Cotton Bowl on Monday with one team having a significant edge. USC will be without their star QB, RB, and WR as well as a pair of starting offensive linemen. Just three players will sit out from Tulane. Will the Green Wave do enough to pull off the upset win?

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Tulane vs. USC 2022 Cotton Bowl Game Information

  • When: Monday, Jan. 2 at 11:00 am ET
  • Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: 104.1 FM (Tulane) // AM 790 KABC (USC)
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • College Footall Odds: Tulane (+2) // USC (-2)

READ MORE: LSU vs. Purdue 2022 Citrus Bowl Odds, Preview & Pick

Why Bet on the Tulane Green Wave?

Tulane shows three missing players. None of the three missing players were important to the Green Wave’s regular season success.

Quarterback Michael Pratt, running back Tyjae Spears, and wide receiver Shae Wyatt will play. So will Tulane’s starting offensive line.

During the regular season, the Green Wave averaged 433.9 yards per game and 35.2 points each contest.

Linebacker Dorian Williams had 114 tackles this season. Williams paces a defense that gave up 20.5 points per game and 342.4 yards each contest.

The Green Wave allowed less than 189 passing yards. Tulane was susceptible to the rush when allowing close to 154 yards each matchup.

Why Bet on the USC Trojans?

It took the entire weekend and Monday morning, but football fans finally got the word. HeismanTrophy winning quarterback Caleb Williams will sit out the Cotton Bowl Classic.

Without Williams, the Trojans will find it difficult to move the football. Not only is Williams injured, but so is RB Travis Dye, WR Jordan Addison, and a pair of offensive linemen, guard Andrew Vorhees and center Brett Neilon.

Edge rusher Romello Height won’t play. Height’s absence could be a big deal versus Tulane because the Trojans allowed 415 total yards per season.

Opponents averaged close to 28 points each game. USC is thin on both sides of the football. So any defenders who has entered the transfer portal or won’t play in this due to injury will hurt USC’s chances of winning the Cotton Bowl.

Tulane vs. USC Betting Trends

  • Green Wave is 8-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
  • Tulane is 15-3 ATS in their last 18 games.
  • The total went over in 6 of Tulane’s last 7 games.
  • Trojans are 1-11 ATS in their last 12 games at a neutral site.
  • USC is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 bowl games.
  • Over is 7-0 in USC’s last 7 games.

Tulane vs. USC Expert Betting Predictions

If Caleb Williams were playing, the Trojans would be a -6 to -7 chalk. When Caleb is healthy, he’s the best offensive player in the nation.

If Williams and Jordan Addison were playing, USC would rock in this. But neither will put on the cleats. To make matter more dire for the Trojans and their fans, two offensive linemen will also sit out.

Tulane is for real. The Green Wave went 8-2 ATS in their final 10 games. The Green Wave rolled SMU 59-24, beat Cincinnati 27-24, and took apart UCF 45-28 in their final three games.

USC allowed Utah to rush for 225 yards. Tulane averages 197 rushing yards per. Any way we look at this game, we come to the same conclusion. The Green Wave should win straight up. Take the points for sure and consider backing Tulane on the money line.

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