Stanford at USC College Football Picks & Predictions 9/9/2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The Stanford Cardinal head to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to play the USC Trojans on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 10.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 54.5. The Cardinal are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Trojans are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-0-0.
Valuable Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Stanford Cardinal are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The USC Trojans are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
09/03/17 LB Mike Tyler Undisclosed missed last game, "?" Saturday vs USC
08/27/17 T A.T. Hall Undisclosed missed last game, "?" Saturday vs USC
08/27/17 WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside Undisclosed missed last game, "?" Saturday vs USC
08/25/17 QB Keller Chryst None has been named the starter
Key USC Trojans Injuries
08/19/17 CB Johathan Lockett Hip out for season
08/16/17 WR Michael Pittman Jr. Ankle expected to miss Saturday vs. Western Michigan
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Stanford Cardinal are 12th in the country in points scored with 62. They have run 73 plays this year for 656 yards, which ranks them 22nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Cardinal average 9 yards per play, which is 7th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 27 1st downs this season, ranking them 30th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Stanford has run for 287 yards as a unit, which ranks 23rd in college football. They've run 36 times, averaging 8 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinal have been penalized on offense 4 times for 35 yards so far this year, which has them 103rd in the country in penalties. Keller Chryst has passed for 253 yards this year. He's completed 14 throws while attempting 24 passes for a completion percentage of 58.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 174.4. He averages 12.2 adjusted yards per throw and 10.5 yards per pass attempt.
Stanford is 26th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 7. They have given up a total of 241 yards on D, which is 31st in D-1. The Cardinal are 33rd in yards per play allowed with 3.9. Opponent offenses have completed 10 throws on 24 attempts against the Stanford Cardinal defense this season, ranking them 24th and 28th in the nation. The Stanford pass defense has also surrendered a total of 95 yards in the air, which is 23rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 38 attempts for 146 yards this season, putting them in 78th place in the country against the run. The Cardinal have had 6 penalties for 45 yards on defense this year. That places them 49th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Stanford is 32nd in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 32 punt return yards and average 10.7 yards per return, which is 28th in D-1. They are 20th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 688. Stanford Cardinal kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this season.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans have run for 232 yards as a team, which ranks 44th in college football. They've run 34 times, averaging 6.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The USC Trojans have been penalized on offense 9 times for 94 yards so far this season, which has them 31st in the country in penalties. They are 36th in the nation in points scored with 49. They have run 67 plays this season for 521 yards, which ranks them 42nd in Division 1 in total offense. USC averages 7.8 yards per play, which is 23rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 25 1st downs this year, placing them 54th overall as an offensive unit. Sam Darnold averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 23 passes on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 69.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 131.1. He has thrown for 289 yards this season.
The USC Trojans rush defense has allowed 48 attempts for 263 yards this year, putting them in 110th place in D-1 against the run. USC has committed 6 penalties for 34 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 32nd in college football. They are 90th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 31. They have surrendered a total of 357 yards on D, which is 61st in the country. The Trojans are ranked 71st in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 12 passes on 23 attempts against the USC defense this season, placing them 34th and 25th in Division 1. The USC Trojans pass defense has also given up a total of 94 yards through the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
USC kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 204 yards on 4 punts, averaging 51 yards per punt. That places them 7th in Division 1 in punting average. They have returned 4 kicks for 75 yards on special teams, ranking 43rd in kick return yardage. The USC Trojans average 19 yards per kick return and they are 37th in the country in all-purpose yards with 611.
Who will win tonight's Cardinal/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinal +10.5
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