USC at Stanford College Football Picks and Predictions 9/8/2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
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The USC Trojans travel to Stanford Stadium to take on the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Stanford as 5 point favorites. The Trojans have an ATS record of 0-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Cardinal have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
Valuable USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The USC Trojans are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Stanford Cardinal are 1-0-0 against the spread
Useful Offensive Statistics
The USC Trojans are 43rd in Division 1 in points scored with 43. They have run 73 plays this season for 501 yards, which ranks them 48th in the nation in total offense. The Trojans average 6.9 yards per play, which is 37th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 23 1st downs this year, placing them 68th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground USC has run for 219 yards as a team, which ranks 47th in the country. They've run 38 times, averaging 5.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Trojans have been penalized on offense 6 times for 58 yards so far this season, which has them 76th in the nation in penalties. J.T. Daniels has thrown for 282 yards this season. He has completed 22 passes on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 140. He averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 8.6 adjusted yards per throw.
USC is 64th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 21. They have surrendered a total of 405 yards on D, which is 83rd in Division 1. The Trojans are ranked 91st in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 12 passes on 27 attempts against the USC Trojans defense this season, placing them 32nd and 47th in the country. The USC pass defense has also given up a total of 97 yards through the air, which is 21st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 43 attempts for 308 yards this year, putting them in 122nd place in D-1 against the run. The Trojans have committed 4 penalties for 35 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 38th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
USC is ranked 40th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 63 punt return yards and average 21 yards per return, which is 12th in college football. They have returned 3 kicks for 114 yards on special teams, ranking 18th in kick return yardage. The Trojans average 38 yards per kick return and they are 21st in the country in all-purpose yards with 678. The USC Trojans have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 5, which is 2nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. USC Trojans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this year. Their punters have totaled 115 yards on 4 punts, averaging 29 yards per punt. That places them 119th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cardinal have run for 50 yards as a team, which ranks 116th in the nation. They've run 28 times, averaging 1.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinal have been penalized on offense 3 times for 20 yards so far this year, which has them 116th in the country in penalties. They are 75th in Division 1 in points scored with 31. They have run 59 plays this year for 382 yards, which ranks them 28th in the nation in total offense. The Stanford Cardinal average 6.5 yards per play, which is 48th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 19 1st downs this season, ranking them 97th overall as an offensive unit. K.J. Costello has completed 21 throws while attempting 31 passes for a completion percentage of 67.7%. He has passed for 332 yards this year. He averages 11.8 adjusted yards per throw and 10.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 193.8.
The Stanford Cardinal rush defense has given up 37 attempts for 150 yards this season, putting them in 71st place in the country against the run. They have had 11 penalties for 125 yards on defense this year. That places them 127th in Division 1. Stanford is 31st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 10. They have given up a total of 263 yards on D, which is 33rd in the nation. The Cardinal are 68th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 10 throws on 15 attempts against the Stanford defense this season, ranking them 22nd and 12th in the country. The Stanford Cardinal pass defense has also surrendered a total of 113 yards in the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Stanford kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this season. Their punters have accumulated 244 yards on 5 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That ranks them 12th in the NCAA in punting average. Stanford is 34th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 28 punt return yards and average 9.3 yards per return, which is 46th in D-1. The Cardinal average 20 yards per kick return and they are 89th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 430.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Cardinal college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Trojans +5
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