Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE
The Trojans may be at home, but they opened as six-point underdog to against No. 2 Oregon.
Some of the luster is off of Saturday's USC vs. Oregon Pac-12 clash after the Trojans lost to Arizona on Saturday for their second defeat of the season. Combined with the 70 points that Oregon put up in a shellacking of Colorado and it is tough to see the Trojans hanging with the Ducks, but USC has already been strong at the LA Memorial Coliseum and they will be charged up for the game, giving them a chance.
Even with that, the bookies still think Oregon are the favorites. The line for Saturday's game has opened at six points, a pretty nice vote of confidence for the Ducks considering they are heading on the road to play in front of 90,000+ hostile fans.
USC defeated Oregon in Eugene a year ago, killing the Ducks' title hopes. They held on for an impressive 38-35 win and will hope to replicate that performance in front of their home fans this year.
Oregon is favored by eight points in this matchup, according to OddsShark.
The game will kick off at 4 p.m. PT and will be televised nationally on FOX.