UCLA at USC College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is the venue for the game between the UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 15 point favorites. The Trojans are 3-7-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-4-0. The Bruins are 3-7-0 ATS and their over/under record is 8-2-0.
Valuable UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 8-2-0 against the over/under
The UCLA Bruins are 3-7-0 against the spread
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 7-4-0 against the over/under
The USC Trojans are 3-7-1 against the spread
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/12/17 LB Breland Brandt Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. USC
11/12/17 QB Devon Modster Thumb is "?" Saturday vs. USC
11/12/17 DL Jaelan Phillips Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. USC
11/05/17 DL Ainuu Taua Knee is out for season
11/05/17 WR Darren Andrews Knee is out for season
11/02/17 DL Matt Dickerson Collarbone is out indefinitely
10/29/17 LB Josh Woods Shoulder is out for season
10/01/17 TE Caleb Wilson Foot out for season
08/24/17 OL Kenny Lacy Hip out for season
Key USC Trojans Injuries
11/12/17 CB Iman Marshall Knee is "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
11/12/17 DL Jacob Lichtenstein Back is "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
11/12/17 LB Juliano Falaniko Knee is "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
11/01/17 DE Porter Gustin Toe is out indefinitely
10/30/17 RB James Toland IV Shoulder is out indefinitely
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 CB Keyshawn Young Hamstring out for season
10/04/17 G Viane Talamaivao Pectoral 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 UCLA Bruins have run for 1,295 yards as a unit, which ranks 104th in the nation. They've run 304 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Bruins have been penalized on offense 79 times for 740 yards so far this year, which has them 10th in the country in penalties. They are 26th in Division 1 in points scored with 352. They have run 717 plays this year for 4,625 yards, which ranks them 7th in the nation in total offense. The Bruins average 6.5 yards per play, which is 24th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 239 1st downs this season, ranking them 15th overall as an offensive unit. Josh Rosen has completed 237 throws while attempting 381 passes for a completion percentage of 62.2%. He has passed for 3,094 yards this year. He averages 8.2 adjusted yards per throw and 8.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 143.9.
The Bruins rush defense has given up 517 attempts for 3,023 yards this season, putting them in 128th place in the country against the run. They have had 74 penalties for 653 yards on defense this year. That places them 112th in Division 1. UCLA is 123rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 386. They have given up a total of 4,990 yards on D, which is 124th in the nation. The Bruins are 107th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opponent offenses have completed 151 throws on 269 attempts against the UCLA Bruins defense this season, ranking them 17th and 22nd in the country. The UCLA pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,967 yards in the air, which is 40th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UCLA Bruins have tried 15 field goals this year and made 12, which is 60th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. UCLA Bruins kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 42 for 43 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,785 yards on 43 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 73rd in the NCAA in punting average. UCLA is 90th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 69 punt return yards and average 5.8 yards per return, which is 89th in D-1. They have returned 40 kicks for 774 yards on special teams, which puts them 19th in kick return yardage. The Bruins average 19 yards per kick return and they are 17th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,468.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans are 10th in Division 1 in points scored with 391. They have run 816 plays this season for 5,452 yards, which ranks them 8th in the nation in total offense. The USC Trojans average 6.7 yards per play, which is 16th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 271 1st downs this year, placing them 5th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground USC has run for 2,211 yards as a team, which ranks 26th in the country. They've run 422 times, averaging 5.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Trojans have been penalized on offense 84 times for 749 yards so far this season, which has them 3rd in the nation in penalties. Sam Darnold has thrown for 3,198 yards this season. He has completed 243 passes on 383 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 148.5. He averages 8.3 yards per pass attempt and 8.3 adjusted yards per throw.
USC is 81st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 292. They have surrendered a total of 4,428 yards on D, which is 106th in Division 1. The Trojans are ranked 70th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 205 passes on 384 attempts against the USC defense this season, placing them 105th and 123rd in the country. The USC Trojans pass defense has also given up a total of 2,591 yards through the air, which is 105th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 402 attempts for 1,836 yards this year, putting them in 88th place in D-1 against the run. The Trojans have committed 72 penalties for 581 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 80th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
USC is ranked 41st in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 143 punt return yards and average 8.9 yards per return, which is 43rd in college football. They have returned 31 kicks for 706 yards on special teams, ranking 32nd in kick return yardage. The USC Trojans average 23 yards per kick return and they are 3rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,301. The Trojans have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 11, which is 70th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. USC kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 50 for 50 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,819 yards on 42 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 33rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bruins/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bruins +15
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