USC at Arizona State College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Sun Devil Stadium, Frank Kush Field
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The Arizona State Sun Devils host the USC Trojans at Sun Devil Stadium, Frank Kush Field on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has USC as 4 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 58.5. The Sun Devils have an over/under record of 1-6-0 and they are 4-3-0 against the spread. The Trojans have an ATS record of 1-7-0 while their over/under record is 4-4-0.
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Valuable USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The USC Trojans are 1-7-0 against the spread
Important Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 1-6-0 against the over/under
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 4-3-0 against the spread
Key USC Trojans Injuries
10/23/17 QB Sam Darnold Ankle is probable Saturday vs. Arizona State
10/22/17 LS Damon Johnson Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. Arizona State
10/22/17 LB Hunter Echols Hip is "?" Saturday vs. Arizona State
10/22/17 CB Iman Marshall Knee left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Arizona State
10/22/17 DL Jacob Lichtenstein Back is "?" Saturday vs. Arizona State
10/22/17 T Nathan Smith Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Arizona State
10/22/17 RB Stephen Carr Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Arizona State
10/22/17 DL Jay Tufele Back is "?" Saturday vs. Arizona State
10/22/17 DT Josh Fatu Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. Arizona State
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
09/18/17 DE Porter Gustin Bicep out indefinitely
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
Key Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
10/22/17 LB Alani Latu Foot is "?" Saturday vs. USC
09/07/17 LB Marcus Ball Undisclosed out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The USC Trojans have run for 1,340 yards as a team, which ranks 43rd in college football. They've run 287 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Trojans have been penalized on offense 53 times for 487 yards so far this season, which has them 30th in the country in penalties. They are 34th in the nation in points scored with 255. They have run 586 plays this season for 3,675 yards, which ranks them 12th in Division 1 in total offense. The Trojans average 6.3 yards per play, which is 40th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 189 1st downs this year, placing them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Sam Darnold averages 8 yards per pass attempt and 7.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 183 passes on 288 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 142.9. He has thrown for 2,292 yards this season.
The Trojans rush defense has allowed 296 attempts for 1,404 yards this year, putting them in 95th place in D-1 against the run. USC has committed 55 penalties for 405 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 75th in college football. They are 83rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 215. They have surrendered a total of 3,195 yards on D, which is 98th in the country. The Trojans are ranked 73rd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 146 passes on 273 attempts against the USC Trojans defense this season, placing them 96th and 120th in Division 1. The USC pass defense has also given up a total of 1,791 yards through the air, which is 92nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The USC Trojans have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 8, which is 56th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. USC Trojans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 33 for 33 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,418 yards on 32 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 22nd in Division 1 in punting average. USC is ranked 66th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 75 punt return yards and average 7.5 yards per return, which is 61st in college football. They have returned 22 kicks for 518 yards on special teams, ranking 26th in kick return yardage. The Trojans average 24 yards per kick return and they are 8th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,269.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Sun Devils are 67th in the country in points scored with 206. They have run 530 plays this year for 2,764 yards, which ranks them 40th in Division 1 in total offense. The Arizona State Sun Devils average 5.2 yards per play, which is 92nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 146 1st downs this season, ranking them 73rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Arizona State has run for 892 yards as a unit, which ranks 108th in college football. They've run 292 times, averaging 3.1 yards per rush as a unit. Arizona State has been penalized on offense 22 times for 217 yards so far this year, which has them 129th in the country in penalties. Manny Wilkins has passed for 1,837 yards this year. He's completed 156 throws while attempting 234 passes for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 141.3. He averages 8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt.
Arizona State is 72nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 199. They have given up a total of 2,913 yards on D, which is 77th in D-1. The Sun Devils are 101st in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opponent offenses have completed 156 throws on 249 attempts against the Arizona State defense this season, ranking them 108th and 94th in the nation. The Arizona State Sun Devils pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,762 yards in the air, which is 90th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 221 attempts for 1,151 yards this season, putting them in 63rd place in the country against the run. The Sun Devils have had 55 penalties for 463 yards on defense this year. That places them 93rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Arizona State is 81st in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 32 punt return yards and average 3.6 yards per return, which is 112th in D-1. They have returned 13 kicks for 275 yards on special teams, which puts them 109th in kick return yardage. The Arizona State Sun Devils average 21 yards per kick return and they are 97th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,072. The Sun Devils have tried 15 field goals this year and made 11, which is 23rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Arizona State kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 23 for 24 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,336 yards on 36 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranks them 123rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Sun Devils college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Sun Devils +4
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