Notre Dame at USC College Football Picks and Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to take on the USC Trojans on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 8 point favorites. The Fighting Irish have an ATS record of 6-3-2 while their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Trojans have an over/under record of 6-5-0 and they are 3-8-0 against the spread.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-3-2 against the spread
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The USC Trojans are 3-8-0 against the spread
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
11/16/18 OL Trevor Ruhland Elbow is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Syracuse
11/11/18 QB Ian Book Ribs is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Syracuse
11/11/18 CB Julian Love Undisclosed injured last game, is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Syracuse
10/03/18 OL Alex Bars Knee is out for season
09/14/18 LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Foot is out for season
09/02/18 DL Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa Foot is out indefinitely
08/30/18 CB Shaun Crawford Knee is out indefinitely
Key USC Trojans Injuries
11/17/18 RB Aca'Cedric Ware Shoulder is upgraded to probable Saturday vs UCLA
11/17/18 RB Stephen Carr Ankle is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs UCLA
11/17/18 RB Vavae Malepeai Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs UCLA
11/14/18 DL Brandon Pili Ankle is questionable Saturday vs UCLA
11/14/18 LB Levi Jones Left Team is out for season
11/14/18 WR Michael Pittman Jr. Shoulder is upgraded to probable Saturday vs UCLA
11/12/18 OL Toa Lobendahn Ankle injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs UCLA
11/11/18 OL Chuma Edoga Knee is questionable Saturday vs UCLA
11/11/18 CB Greg Johnson Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs UCLA
11/11/18 QB Matt Fink Ribs is questionable Saturday vs UCLA
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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 29th in Division 1 in points scored with 381. They have run 813 plays this season for 5,004 yards, which ranks them 32nd in the nation in total offense. The Fighting Irish average 6.2 yards per play, which is 41st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 264 1st downs this year, placing them 18th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Notre Dame has run for 2,169 yards as a team, which ranks 43rd in the country. They've run 468 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Fighting Irish have been penalized on offense 57 times for 508 yards so far this season, which has them 92nd in the nation in penalties. Ian Book has thrown for 2,116 yards this season. He has completed 175 passes on 241 attempts for a completion percentage of 72.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 165.5. He averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 9.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Notre Dame is 15th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 190. They have surrendered a total of 3,535 yards on D, which is 23rd in Division 1. The Fighting Irish are ranked 6th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opposing offenses have completed 212 passes on 393 attempts against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense this season, placing them 84th and 117th in the country. The Notre Dame pass defense has also given up a total of 2,027 yards through the air, which is 25th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 411 attempts for 1,508 yards this year, putting them in 39th place in D-1 against the run. The Fighting Irish have committed 51 penalties for 413 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 6th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Notre Dame is ranked 49th in the nation in punt returns with 18. They've accumulated 188 punt return yards and average 10.4 yards per return, which is 51st in college football. They have returned 13 kicks for 276 yards on special teams, ranking 115th in kick return yardage. The Fighting Irish average 21 yards per kick return and they are 35th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,468. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 17, which is 17th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Notre Dame Fighting Irish kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 43 for 46 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,811 yards on 41 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 19th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans have run for 1,519 yards as a team, which ranks 98th in the nation. They've run 369 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Trojans have been penalized on offense 88 times for 812 yards so far this year, which has them 12th in the country in penalties. They are 80th in Division 1 in points scored with 296. They have run 719 plays this year for 4,148 yards, which ranks them 53rd in the nation in total offense. The USC Trojans average 5.8 yards per play, which is 64th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 207 1st downs this season, ranking them 102nd overall as an offensive unit. JT Daniels has completed 179 throws while attempting 311 passes for a completion percentage of 57.6%. He has passed for 2,312 yards this year. He averages 6.8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 127.4.
The USC Trojans rush defense has given up 428 attempts for 1,857 yards this season, putting them in 71st place in the country against the run. They have had 67 penalties for 645 yards on defense this year. That places them 88th in Division 1. USC is 69th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 300. They have given up a total of 4,184 yards on D, which is 64th in the nation. The Trojans are 48th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 217 throws on 369 attempts against the USC defense this season, ranking them 92nd and 99th in the country. The USC Trojans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,327 yards in the air, which is 56th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The USC Trojans have tried 17 field goals this year and made 12, which is 60th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. USC kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 36 for 36 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,325 yards on 61 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 109th in the NCAA in punting average. USC is 28th in the country in punt returns with 22. They've totaled 209 punt return yards and average 9.5 yards per return, which is 56th in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 600 yards on special teams, which puts them 43rd in kick return yardage. The Trojans average 23 yards per kick return and they are 77th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,957.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Irish/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Trojans +8
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