Washington State at USC College Football Picks and Predictions 9/22/2018
Friday, September 21, 2018
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The Washington State Cougars head to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to play the USC Trojans on Friday, September 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 5.5 point favorites. The Cougars are 3-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Trojans are 0-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-1-0.
Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Washington State Cougars are 3-0-0 against the spread
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The USC Trojans are 0-3-0 against the spread
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
08/20/18 DT Jonathan Lolohea Undisclosed has left team
Key USC Trojans Injuries
09/16/18 S Bubba Bolden Suspension is questionable Friday vs Washington State
09/16/18 TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe Quad is questionable Friday vs Washington State
09/16/18 CB Isaiah Langley Groin is questionable Friday vs Washington State
09/16/18 S Isaiah Pola-Mao Shoulder is questionable Friday vs Washington State
09/16/18 OL Jalen McKenzie Illness is questionable Friday vs Washington State
09/16/18 WR Josh Imatorbhebhe Ankle is questionable Friday vs Washington State
09/16/18 LB Palaie Gaoteote IV Knee is questionable Friday vs Washington State
09/16/18 LB Porter Gustin Targeting Suspension is OUT 1st Half Friday vs Washington State
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 Washington State Cougars are 22nd in the country in points scored with 131. They have run 243 plays this year for 1,503 yards, which ranks them 4th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cougars average 6.2 yards per play, which is 53rd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 86 1st downs this season, ranking them 10th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Washington State has run for 240 yards as a unit, which ranks 124th in college football. They've run 67 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 25 times for 222 yards so far this year, which has them 19th in the country in penalties. Gardner Minshew has passed for 1,203 yards this year. He's completed 117 throws while attempting 165 passes for a completion percentage of 70.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 144.5. He averages 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.3 yards per pass attempt.
Washington State is 23rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 43. They have given up a total of 687 yards on D, which is 13th in D-1. The Cougars are 4th in yards per play allowed with 3.8. Opponent offenses have completed 36 throws on 84 attempts against the Washington State Cougars defense this season, ranking them 16th and 45th in the nation. The Washington State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 398 yards in the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 96 attempts for 289 yards this season, putting them in 27th place in the country against the run. The Cougars have had 28 penalties for 217 yards on defense this year. That places them 105th in college football.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans have run for 328 yards as a team, which ranks 107th in college football. They've run 91 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The USC Trojans have been penalized on offense 20 times for 192 yards so far this season, which has them 57th in the country in penalties. They are 111th in the nation in points scored with 60. They have run 210 plays this season for 1,150 yards, which ranks them 35th in Division 1 in total offense. USC averages 5.5 yards per play, which is 91st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 59 1st downs this year, placing them 78th overall as an offensive unit. JT Daniels averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 68 passes on 117 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 114.6. He has thrown for 819 yards this season.
The USC Trojans rush defense has allowed 119 attempts for 631 yards this year, putting them in 110th place in D-1 against the run. USC has committed 18 penalties for 171 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 75th in college football. They are 79th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 75. They have surrendered a total of 1,145 yards on D, which is 79th in the country. The Trojans are ranked 74th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 44 passes on 88 attempts against the USC defense this season, placing them 36th and 54th in Division 1. The USC Trojans pass defense has also given up a total of 514 yards through the air, which is 38th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Trojans -5.5
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