USC at UCLA College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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Rose Bowl is the venue for the game between the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 5 point favorites. The Bruins are 4-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-5-0. The Trojans are 3-7-0 ATS and their over/under record is 5-5-0.
Valuable USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The USC Trojans are 3-7-0 against the spread
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The UCLA Bruins are 4-6-0 against the spread
Key USC Trojans Injuries
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
11/11/18 WR Michael Pittman Jr. Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs UCLA
11/11/18 RB Stephen Carr Ankle 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
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/11/18 DB Colin Samuel Knee is questionable Saturday vs USC
11/11/18 RB Kazmeir Allen Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs USC
11/11/18 DB Kenny Churchwell III Knee is questionable Saturday vs USC
11/11/18 WR Kyle Phillips Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs USC
11/08/18 RB Bolu Olorunfunmi Concussion is out for season
11/08/18 LB Je'Vari Anderson Concussion is out for season
11/08/18 LB Mique Juarez Concussion is out for season
11/05/18 LB Bo Calvert Undisclosed is out for season
10/25/18 OL Justin Murphy Knee is out for season
10/18/18 DL Marcus Moore Suspension is out indefinitely
10/16/18 DL Jaelan Phillips Head is out for season
10/15/18 RB Soso Jamabo Concussion is out for season
09/26/18 OL Zach Sweeney Shoulder is out for season
09/24/18 QB Devon Modster Transferred has left team
08/20/18 LB Josh Woods Knee is out for season
08/16/18 DB Octavius Spencer Disciplinary is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The USC Trojans have run for 1,310 yards as a unit, which ranks 109th in the nation. They've run 304 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Trojans have been penalized on offense 74 times for 694 yards so far this year, which has them 26th in the country in penalties. They are 81st in Division 1 in points scored with 269. They have run 586 plays this year for 3,422 yards, which ranks them 80th in the nation in total offense. The Trojans average 5.8 yards per play, which is 67th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 170 1st downs this season, ranking them 118th overall as an offensive unit. JT Daniels has completed 159 throws while attempting 277 passes for a completion percentage of 57.4%. He has passed for 1,975 yards this year. He averages 6.8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 125.3.
The Trojans rush defense has given up 345 attempts for 1,425 yards this season, putting them in 45th place in the country against the run. They have had 61 penalties for 595 yards on defense this year. That places them 88th in Division 1. USC is 65th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 266. They have given up a total of 3,493 yards on D, which is 36th in the nation. The Trojans are 45th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 190 throws on 320 attempts against the USC Trojans defense this season, ranking them 80th and 85th in the country. The USC pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,068 yards in the air, which is 46th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The USC Trojans have tried 13 field goals this year and made 10, which is 77th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. USC Trojans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 31 for 31 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,958 yards on 51 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 113th in the NCAA in punting average. USC is 33rd in the country in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 190 punt return yards and average 10 yards per return, which is 55th in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 560 yards on special teams, which puts them 40th in kick return yardage. The Trojans average 23 yards per kick return and they are 95th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,172.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bruins are 115th in Division 1 in points scored with 219. They have run 696 plays this season for 3,704 yards, which ranks them 69th in the nation in total offense. The UCLA Bruins average 5.3 yards per play, which is 99th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 197 1st downs this year, placing them 82nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UCLA has run for 1,483 yards as a team, which ranks 84th in the country. They've run 362 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bruins have been penalized on offense 74 times for 606 yards so far this season, which has them 25th in the nation in penalties. Dorian Thompson-Robinson has thrown for 1,311 yards this season. He has completed 112 passes on 194 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 122.3. He averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 6.6 adjusted yards per throw.
UCLA is 102nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 333. They have surrendered a total of 4,428 yards on D, which is 105th in Division 1. The Bruins are ranked 80th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 183 passes on 300 attempts against the UCLA defense this season, placing them 68th and 57th in the country. The UCLA Bruins pass defense has also given up a total of 2,265 yards through the air, which is 70th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 458 attempts for 2,163 yards this year, putting them in 114th place in D-1 against the run. The Bruins have committed 49 penalties for 443 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 22nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UCLA is ranked 99th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 100 punt return yards and average 9.1 yards per return, which is 64th in college football. They have returned 8 kicks for 155 yards on special teams, ranking 125th in kick return yardage. The UCLA Bruins average 19 yards per kick return and they are 111th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,959. The Bruins have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 10, which is 74th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. UCLA kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 27 for 27 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,461 yards on 53 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 8th in Division 1 in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bruins +5 and over 60 total points
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