California at USC College Football Picks and Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The California Golden Bears head to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to play the USC Trojans on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 5.5 point favorites. The Golden Bears are 4-4-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-7-0. The Trojans are 3-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-4-0.
Valuable California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 2-7-0 against the over/under
The California Golden Bears are 4-4-1 against the spread
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The USC Trojans are 3-6-0 against the spread
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
11/04/18 WR Brandon Singleton Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs USC
11/04/18 RB Derrick Clark Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs USC
11/04/18 LB Derron Brown Personal is questionable Saturday vs USC
11/04/18 OL Henry Bazakas Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs USC
11/04/18 QB Ross Bowers Thumb is questionable Saturday vs USC
10/24/18 OL Michael Saffell Leg is out for season
10/20/18 WR Jordan Duncan Hand is out indefinitely
10/13/18 LB Gerran Brown Lower Body is out for season
09/04/18 LB Cameron Goode Leg is out for season
08/29/18 RB Johnny Adams Jr. Lower Body is out for season
Key USC Trojans Injuries
11/04/18 LB Levi Jones Hip is questionable Saturday vs California
11/04/18 QB Olaijah Griffin Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs California
10/28/18 S Talanoa Hufanga Collarbone is out for season
10/15/18 LB Porter Gustin Ankle is out for season
10/09/18 S Bubba Bolden Transferred is out for season
09/29/18 TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe Hip is out indefinitely
09/20/18 S Isaiah Pola-Mao Shoulder is out for season
09/17/18 K Chase McGrath ACL is out for season
09/08/18 TE Austin Applebee Neck is out indefinitely
08/27/18 S Ykili Ross Left Team is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The California Golden Bears are 105th in the country in points scored with 212. They have run 651 plays this year for 3,432 yards, which ranks them 90th in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Bears average 5.3 yards per play, which is 93rd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 197 1st downs this season, ranking them 52nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground California has run for 1,586 yards as a unit, which ranks 60th in college football. They've run 353 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Bears have been penalized on offense 55 times for 491 yards so far this year, which has them 69th in the country in penalties. Chase Garbers has passed for 1,012 yards this year. He's completed 97 throws while attempting 150 passes for a completion percentage of 64.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 136.7. He averages 6.6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.7 yards per pass attempt.
California is 33rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 197. They have given up a total of 2,909 yards on D, which is 21st in D-1. The Golden Bears are 21st in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 160 throws on 270 attempts against the California Golden Bears defense this season, ranking them 49th and 50th in the nation. The California pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,658 yards in the air, which is 21st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 336 attempts for 1,251 yards this season, putting them in 38th place in the country against the run. The Golden Bears have had 60 penalties for 531 yards on defense this year. That places them 81st in college football.
Special Teams Stats
California is 15th in the country in punt returns with 20. They've totaled 143 punt return yards and average 7.2 yards per return, which is 92nd in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 620 yards on special teams, which puts them 19th in kick return yardage. The Golden Bears average 24 yards per kick return and they are 66th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,195. The California Golden Bears have tried 12 field goals this year and made 8, which is 80th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. California Golden Bears kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,717 yards on 42 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 78th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans have run for 1,310 yards as a team, which ranks 93rd in college football. They've run 304 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The USC Trojans have been penalized on offense 74 times for 694 yards so far this season, which has them 14th in the country in penalties. They are 75th in the nation in points scored with 255. They have run 586 plays this season for 3,422 yards, which ranks them 62nd in Division 1 in total offense. USC averages 5.8 yards per play, which is 66th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 172 1st downs this year, placing them 102nd overall as an offensive unit. JT Daniels averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 6.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 138 passes on 243 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 125.3. He has thrown for 1,795 yards this season.
The USC Trojans rush defense has allowed 345 attempts for 1,425 yards this year, putting them in 62nd place in D-1 against the run. USC has committed 61 penalties for 595 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 102nd in college football. They are 75th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 251. They have surrendered a total of 3,493 yards on D, which is 63rd in the country. The Trojans are ranked 45th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 190 passes on 320 attempts against the USC defense this season, placing them 109th and 115th in Division 1. The USC Trojans pass defense has also given up a total of 2,068 yards through the air, which is 66th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The USC Trojans have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 10, which is 67th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. USC kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 31 for 31 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,958 yards on 51 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 116th in Division 1 in punting average. USC is ranked 25th in the nation in punt returns with 19. They've accumulated 190 punt return yards and average 10 yards per return, which is 54th in college football. They have returned 24 kicks for 560 yards on special teams, ranking 33rd in kick return yardage. The USC Trojans average 23 yards per kick return and they are 67th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,172.
Who will win tonight's Golden Bears/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Bears +5.5
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