Fresno State vs USC NCAA Football Game Picks 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The Fresno State Bulldogs travel to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to take on the USC Trojans on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The opening line for this game has USC as 10.5 point favorites. The Bulldogs had an ATS record of 10-4-0 last season while their over/under record was 4-10-0. The Trojans had an over/under record of 6-6-0 and they were 4-8-0 against the spread.
Valuable Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs were 4-10-0 against the over/under last season
The Fresno State Bulldogs were 10-4-0 against the spread last year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans were 6-6-0 against the over/under last season
The USC Trojans were 4-8-0 against the spread last year
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
08/13/19 RB Jordan Mims Foot is out for season
Key USC Trojans Injuries
08/17/19 LB Solomon Tuliaupupu Foot is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Fresno State Bulldogs were 17th in Division 1 in points scored with 484 last year. They ran 935 plays last season for 5,909 yards, which ranked them 18th in the nation in total offense. The Bulldogs averaged 6.3 yards per play, which was 19th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 281 1st downs last year, placing them 48th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Fresno State ran for 2,169 yards as a team, which ranked 67th in the country. They ran 496 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs were penalized on offense 71 times for 613 yards last season, which had them 81st in the nation in penalties.
Fresno State was 3rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 197 last season. They surrendered a total of 4,502 yards on D, which was 32nd in Division 1. The Bulldogs were ranked 12th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opposing offenses completed 231 passes on 447 attempts against the Fresno State Bulldogs defense last season, placing them 63rd and 104th in the country. The Fresno State pass defense also gave up a total of 2,652 yards through the air, which was 45th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 507 attempts for 1,851 yards last year, putting them in 41st place in D-1 against the run. The Bulldogs committed 70 penalties for 575 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 23rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Fresno State was ranked 65th in the nation in punt returns with 18 last year. They accumulated 139 punt return yards and averaged 7.7 yards per return, which was 80th in college football. They returned 24 kicks for 487 yards on special teams, ranking 93rd in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs averaged 20 yards per kick return and they were 36th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,535. The Fresno State Bulldogs attempted 22 field goals last season and made 14, which was 66th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 64%. Fresno State Bulldogs kickers made 93% of their extra points, going 57 for 62 last year. Their punters totaled 2,750 yards on 64 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That placed them 49th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans ran for 1,613 yards as a team last year, which ranked 110th in the nation. They ran 394 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The USC Trojans were penalized on offense 96 times for 883 yards last year, which had them 18th in the country in penalties. They were 94th in Division 1 in points scored with 313. They ran 794 plays last year for 4,591 yards, which ranked them 62nd in the nation in total offense. The Trojans averaged 5.8 yards per play, which was 66th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 232 1st downs last season, ranking them 106th overall as an offensive unit.
The USC Trojans rush defense gave up 460 attempts for 1,978 yards last season, putting them in 59th place in the country against the run. They had 70 penalties for 683 yards on defense last year. That placed them 64th in Division 1. USC was 50th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 324. They gave up a total of 4,657 yards on D, which was 45th in the nation. The Trojans were 47th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses completed 239 throws on 407 attempts against the USC defense last season, ranking them 75th and 76th in the country. The USC Trojans pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,680 yards in the air, which was 48th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The USC Trojans tried 17 field goals last year and made 13, which was 67th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 77%. Trojans kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 38 for 38 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,556 yards on 66 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranked them 114th in the NCAA in punting average. USC was 37th in the country in punt returns with 23 last season. They totaled 232 punt return yards and averaged 10 yards per return, which was 53rd in D-1. They returned 29 kicks for 658 yards on special teams, which put them 55th in kick return yardage. The USC Trojans averaged 23 yards per kick return and they were 86th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,480.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Trojans -10.5
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