USC at Washington Expert College Football Picks 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Husky Stadium is the venue where Jacob Eason and the Washington Huskies will take on the USC Trojans on Saturday. Washington opens this matchup as 7.5-point favorites. The Trojans are 2-2-0 ATS and 2-2-0 when betting on the total. The Huskies are 3-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-1-0 against the spread.
Key USC Trojans Injuries
09/22/19 WR Kyle Ford Knee is questionable Saturday vs Washington
09/22/19 TE Ethan Rae Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Washington
09/22/19 QB Kedon Slovis Shoulder left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Washington
09/22/19 CB Isaac Taylor-Stuart Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Washington
09/06/19 WR Bru McCoy Illness is out indefinitely
09/01/19 QB JT Daniels Knee is out for season
08/17/19 LB Solomon Tuliaupupu Foot is out for season
Key Washington Huskies Injuries
09/22/19 TE Jacob Kizer Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs USC
09/22/19 WR Quinten Pounds Suspension is questionable Saturday vs USC
09/22/19 WR Trey Lowe Infection is questionable Saturday vs USC
08/31/19 WR Ty Jones Wrist is out indefinitely
08/29/19 QB Jake Haener Personal has left team
08/19/19 DL John Clark Knee is out for season
In their last outing, the USC Trojans took on the Utah Utes and won 30-23. Leading the way at QB for the Trojans was Matt Fink who went 21/30 with 351 yards through the air and tossed 3 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception during the game. Vavae Malepeai paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 10 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 39 yards by way of 11 carries which had him averaging 3.5 yards per tote. Michael Pittman Jr. was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 232 yards on 10 catches. He notched an average of 23.2 yards per catch for that contest. The USC Trojans ended up rushing 19 times and racked up a total of 28 yards which earned them an average of 1.5 yards per run. For the game, they ran 51 plays which gave them a total of 396 yards. For the game, the Trojans earned 16 1st downs and they totaled 11 infractions for 117 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. When discussing the defense, USC gave up 22 completions on 30 tries for a total of 210 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.3%. In the game, they conceded a total of 457 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Trojans gave up 247 yards on 49 carries which gave them an average of 5.0 yards per run allowed.
The Trojans step onto the field holding a record of 3-1 this season. For total yards, they sit in 3rd in the Pac-12 Conference and 27th in D-1 with 1,787 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 33.3 points per game, putting them 51st in D-1. As a team, they are averaging 122.3 yards on the ground per contest which is 7th in the conference. The Trojans have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, giving up 24 points per contest which has them at 6th in the Pac-12. When it comes to yards on the ground, USC is giving up 170.5 yards per contest ranking them 11th in the Pac-12 Conference and 90th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per carry putting them 9th in the Pac-12 Conference and 85th in the country overall. Overall, they have allowed 682 yards rushing through 4 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Trojans have allowed 1,298 yards. Teams are completing 60.4% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.2 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Washington Huskies played the BYU Cougars and won 45-19. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Huskies was Jacob Eason who went 24/28 with 290 yards through the air and completed 3 touchdowns. He gave away 1 pick in the game. Sean McGrew paced the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 36 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 110 yards on 18 carries which meant he averaged 6.1 yards per carry. Aaron Fuller was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 91 yards on 8 catches. He notched an average of 11.4 yards per catch during the game. The Washington Huskies ended up rushing 36 times and added 193 yards giving them an average of 5.4 yards per run. For the contest, the Huskies racked up a total of 27 1st downs and they totaled 10 penalties for 79 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. For the game, they ran 64 plays for 483 yards. When discussing the defense, Washington allowed 26 completions on 42 attempts for a total of 277 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.9%. On the day, they allowed a total of 356 yards and forced 3 takeaways. Against the run, the Huskies allowed 79 yards on 27 tries which gave the opponent an average of 2.9 yards per run allowed.
The Huskies head into this game 3-1. Washington has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 192.8 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 44th in D-1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 771 yards rushing through 4 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Huskies average 463.3 yards per contest overall ranking them 30th in the country and 3rd in the conference. The Huskies are allowing 18.3 points per game which puts them at 5th in the Pac-12 and 32nd in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units in college football. They are conceding 213.3 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Huskies are currently ranked 6th in the conference. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 73 total points. In terms of rushing yards, they are giving up 118.8 yards per game which puts them at 46th in college football and 6th in the conference. For 2019, they have conceded 475 yards on the ground and 6 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Huskies NCAA football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Huskies -7.5
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