Colorado at USC College Football Picks and Predictions 10/13/2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The Colorado Buffaloes head to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to play the USC Trojans on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 7 point favorites. The Buffaloes are 4-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-4-0. The Trojans are 1-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-2-0.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Colorado Buffaloes are 4-1-0 against the spread
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The USC Trojans are 1-4-0 against the spread
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
09/30/18 PK James Stefanou Groin is questionable Saturday vs Arizona State
09/30/18 WR Jaylon Jackson Foot is questionable Saturday vs Arizona State
09/30/18 WR Juwann Winfree Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Arizona State
09/26/18 P Alex Kinney Collarbone is out indefinitely
Key USC Trojans Injuries
09/30/18 LB Porter Gustin Ankle injured last game, is questionable
09/29/18 RB Aca'Cedric Ware Knee is probable Saturday vs Arizona
09/29/18 WR Amon-Ra St. Brown Shoulder is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Arizona
09/29/18 OL Andrew Vorhees Sternum is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Arizona
09/29/18 S Bubba Bolden Undisclosed is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Arizona
09/29/18 WR Velus Jones Jr. Elbow is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Arizona
09/29/18 TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe Quad is out indefinitely
09/29/18 WR Josh Imatorbhebhe Ankle is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Arizona
09/23/18 LB Palaie Gaoteote IV Knee is questionable Saturday vs Arizona
09/23/18 CB Isaiah Langley Groin is questionable Saturday vs Arizona
09/23/18 DT Malik Dorton Quad is questionable Saturday vs Arizona
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 Mononucleosis is out indefinitely
08/27/18 S Ykili Ross Left Team is out for season
08/24/18 S Marvell Tell III Personal is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Colorado Buffaloes are 44th in the country in points scored with 189. They have run 378 plays this year for 2,453 yards, which ranks them 39th in Division 1 in total offense. The Buffaloes average 6.5 yards per play, which is 26th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 121 1st downs this season, ranking them 57th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Colorado has run for 988 yards as a unit, which ranks 60th in college football. They've run 219 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Buffaloes have been penalized on offense 32 times for 270 yards so far this year, which has them 79th in the country in penalties. Steven Montez has passed for 1,420 yards this year. He's completed 115 throws while attempting 153 passes for a completion percentage of 75.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 174.2. He averages 10.1 adjusted yards per throw and 9.3 yards per pass attempt.
Colorado is 19th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 92. They have given up a total of 1,775 yards on D, which is 35th in D-1. The Buffaloes are 39th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 83 throws on 158 attempts against the Colorado Buffaloes defense this season, ranking them 24th and 42nd in the nation. The Colorado pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,005 yards in the air, which is 30th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 191 attempts for 770 yards this season, putting them in 48th place in the country against the run. The Buffaloes have had 35 penalties for 267 yards on defense this year. That places them 37th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Colorado is 6th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 138 punt return yards and average 8.6 yards per return, which is 69th in D-1. They have returned 7 kicks for 160 yards on special teams, which puts them 101st in kick return yardage. The Buffaloes average 23 yards per kick return and they are 57th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,751. The Colorado Buffaloes have tried 8 field goals this year and made 5, which is 67th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Colorado Buffaloes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 24 for 24 this season. Their punters have accumulated 860 yards on 21 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 82nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans have run for 694 yards as a team, which ranks 109th in college football. They've run 169 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The USC Trojans have been penalized on offense 46 times for 426 yards so far this season, which has them 21st in the country in penalties. They are 110th in the nation in points scored with 123. They have run 338 plays this season for 1,954 yards, which ranks them 76th in Division 1 in total offense. USC averages 5.8 yards per play, which is 67th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 100 1st downs this year, placing them 108th overall as an offensive unit. JT Daniels averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 7.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 101 passes on 167 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 128. He has thrown for 1,257 yards this season.
The USC Trojans rush defense has allowed 181 attempts for 816 yards this year, putting them in 62nd place in D-1 against the run. USC has committed 37 penalties for 369 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 99th in college football. They are 52nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 131. They have surrendered a total of 1,906 yards on D, which is 45th in the country. The Trojans are ranked 59th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 97 passes on 173 attempts against the USC defense this season, placing them 53rd and 67th in Division 1. The USC Trojans pass defense has also given up a total of 1,090 yards through the air, which is 40th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The USC Trojans have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 8, which is 33rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. USC kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 973 yards on 27 punts, averaging 36 yards per punt. That places them 125th in Division 1 in punting average. USC is ranked 38th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 88 punt return yards and average 8 yards per return, which is 78th in college football. They have returned 11 kicks for 298 yards on special teams, ranking 45th in kick return yardage. The USC Trojans average 27 yards per kick return and they are 91st in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,340.
Who will win tonight's Buffaloes/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buffaloes +7
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