Arizona at USC College Football Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is the venue for the game between the Arizona Wildcats and the USC Trojans on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 7.5 point favorites. The Trojans are 2-7-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-4-0. The Wildcats are 5-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-2-0.
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Valuable Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 6-2-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Wildcats are 5-3-0 against the spread
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The USC Trojans are 2-7-0 against the spread
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
10/29/17 RB Nick Wilson Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. USC
10/29/17 S Scottie Young Jr. Knee is "?" Saturday vs. USC
10/29/17 TE Trevor Wood Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. USC
10/19/17 DE Jalen Harris Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/03/17 WR Cam Denson Foot out for season
10/03/17 S Isaiah Hayes Shoulder out for season
09/14/17 LB Carrington Vaughn Knee out for season
09/12/17 LS Nick Reinhardt Knee out for season
09/05/17 T Bryson Cain Ankle out for season
Key USC Trojans Injuries
10/29/17 DL Christian Rector Hand is "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
10/29/17 CB Iman Marshall Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
10/29/17 DL Jacob Lichtenstein Back is "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
10/29/17 WR Steven Mitchell Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
10/29/17 TE Josh Falo Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
10/29/17 RB Stephen Carr Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
10/18/17 DT Kenny Bigelow Personal is out for season
10/10/17 DT Marlon Tuipulotu Back out for season
10/06/17 CB Greg Johnson Shoulder out for season
10/06/17 S Isaiah Pola-Mao Shoulder out for season
10/04/17 G Viane Talamaivao Pectoral out for season
10/04/17 CB Keyshawn Young Hamstring out for season
09/16/17 LB Tayler Katoa Knee out for season
09/12/17 PK Michael Brown Knee out for season
08/19/17 CB Jonathan Lockett Hip out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Arizona Wildcats have run for 2,714 yards as a unit, which ranks 3rd in the nation. They've run 373 times, averaging 7.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 43 times for 427 yards so far this year, which has them 91st in the country in penalties. They are 2nd in Division 1 in points scored with 360. They have run 548 plays this year for 4,188 yards, which ranks them 102nd in the nation in total offense. The Wildcats average 7.6 yards per play, which is 3rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 186 1st downs this season, ranking them 26th overall as an offensive unit. Khalil Tate has completed 46 throws while attempting 67 passes for a completion percentage of 68.7%. He has passed for 784 yards this year. He averages 11.5 adjusted yards per throw and 11.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 187.5.
The Wildcats rush defense has given up 289 attempts for 1,219 yards this season, putting them in 51st place in the country against the run. They have had 65 penalties for 604 yards on defense this year. That places them 118th in Division 1. Arizona is 84th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 242. They have given up a total of 3,624 yards on D, which is 104th in the nation. The Wildcats are 71st in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 213 throws on 348 attempts against the Arizona Wildcats defense this season, ranking them 128th and 128th in the country. The Arizona pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,405 yards in the air, which is 125th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Arizona Wildcats have tried 16 field goals this year and made 11, which is 35th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Arizona Wildcats kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 45 for 47 this season. Their punters have accumulated 926 yards on 25 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranks them 125th in the NCAA in punting average. Arizona is 99th in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 154 punt return yards and average 17.1 yards per return, which is 5th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 374 yards on special teams, which puts them 100th in kick return yardage. The Wildcats average 27 yards per kick return and they are 10th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,717.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans are 23rd in Division 1 in points scored with 303. They have run 666 plays this season for 4,288 yards, which ranks them 14th in the nation in total offense. The USC Trojans average 6.4 yards per play, which is 30th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 218 1st downs this year, placing them 6th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground USC has run for 1,687 yards as a team, which ranks 31st in the country. They've run 332 times, averaging 5.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Trojans have been penalized on offense 61 times for 547 yards so far this season, which has them 17th in the nation in penalties. Sam Darnold has thrown for 2,558 yards this season. He has completed 202 passes on 323 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 143.3. He averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 7.8 adjusted yards per throw.
USC is 80th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 232. They have surrendered a total of 3,561 yards on D, which is 98th in Division 1. The Trojans are ranked 78th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 164 passes on 304 attempts against the USC defense this season, placing them 98th and 118th in the country. The USC Trojans pass defense has also given up a total of 2,069 yards through the air, which is 96th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 325 attempts for 1,492 yards this year, putting them in 86th place in D-1 against the run. The Trojans have committed 65 penalties for 504 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 91st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
USC is ranked 59th in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 97 punt return yards and average 7.5 yards per return, which is 61st in college football. They have returned 23 kicks for 535 yards on special teams, ranking 38th in kick return yardage. The USC Trojans average 23 yards per kick return and they are 6th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,919. The Trojans have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 10, which is 62nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. USC kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 39 for 39 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,514 yards on 34 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 17th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wildcats +7.5
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