USC at Utah College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
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The Utah Utes host the USC Trojans at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah as 5.5 point favorites. The Utes have an over/under record of 3-3-0 and they are 3-3-0 against the spread. The Trojans have an ATS record of 2-4-0 while their over/under record is 3-3-0.
Valuable USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The USC Trojans are 2-4-0 against the spread
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Utah Utes are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key USC Trojans Injuries
10/14/18 LB Cameron Smith Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Utah
10/09/18 S Bubba Bolden Transferred is out for season
09/29/18 TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe Quad 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 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
Key Utah Utes Injuries
10/09/18 WR Bryan Thompson Redshirt is out for season
08/30/18 OL Johnny Capra Undisclosed is out for season
08/07/18 RB Devonta'e Henry-Cole Undisclosed is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The USC Trojans have run for 756 yards as a team, which ranks 113th in college football. They've run 196 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Trojans have been penalized on offense 59 times for 549 yards so far this season, which has them 7th in the country in penalties. They are 99th in the nation in points scored with 154. They have run 399 plays this season for 2,288 yards, which ranks them 57th in Division 1 in total offense. The Trojans average 5.7 yards per play, which is 74th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 117 1st downs this year, placing them 105th overall as an offensive unit. JT Daniels averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 7.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 118 passes on 201 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 129.1. He has thrown for 1,529 yards this season.
The Trojans rush defense has allowed 219 attempts for 913 yards this year, putting them in 52nd place in D-1 against the run. USC has committed 45 penalties for 450 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 107th in college football. They are 54th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 151. They have surrendered a total of 2,171 yards on D, which is 36th in the country. The Trojans are ranked 36th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 122 passes on 219 attempts against the USC Trojans defense this season, placing them 85th and 90th in Division 1. The USC pass defense has also given up a total of 1,258 yards through the air, which is 44th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The USC Trojans have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 9, which is 37th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. USC Trojans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 17 for 17 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,270 yards on 34 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 116th in Division 1 in punting average. USC is ranked 18th in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 108 punt return yards and average 7.2 yards per return, which is 84th in college football. They have returned 12 kicks for 329 yards on special teams, ranking 53rd in kick return yardage. The Trojans average 27 yards per kick return and they are 86th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,725.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utes are 84th in the country in points scored with 171. They have run 416 plays this year for 2,443 yards, which ranks them 89th in Division 1 in total offense. The Utah Utes average 5.9 yards per play, which is 63rd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 122 1st downs this season, ranking them 96th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah has run for 1,144 yards as a unit, which ranks 58th in college football. They've run 241 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. Utah has been penalized on offense 41 times for 370 yards so far this year, which has them 64th in the country in penalties. Tyler Huntley has passed for 1,195 yards this year. He's completed 107 throws while attempting 168 passes for a completion percentage of 63.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 133.6. He averages 7.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
Utah is 9th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 96. They have given up a total of 1,815 yards on D, which is 12th in D-1. The Utes are 10th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opponent offenses have completed 118 throws on 223 attempts against the Utah defense this season, ranking them 63rd and 99th in the nation. The Utah Utes pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,351 yards in the air, which is 58th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 183 attempts for 464 yards this season, putting them in 2nd place in the country against the run. The Utes have had 30 penalties for 300 yards on defense this year. That places them 32nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Utah is 17th in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 99 punt return yards and average 6.6 yards per return, which is 88th in D-1. They have returned 2 kicks for 24 yards on special teams, which puts them 129th in kick return yardage. The Utah Utes average 12 yards per kick return and they are 102nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,566. The Utes have tried 11 field goals this year and made 8, which is 49th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Utah kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 21 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,116 yards on 25 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 21st in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Utes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Trojans +5.5
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