USC vs Arizona State College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Sun Devil Stadium
Sun Devil Stadium is the site where Jayden Daniels and the Arizona State Sun Devils will play the USC Trojans on Saturday. USC opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The Trojans are 4-5-0 ATS and 4-5-0 when betting on the total. The Sun Devils are 3-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-5-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the USC Trojans took on the Oregon Ducks and took the defeat by a score of 56-24. Running the show from under center for the Trojans was Kedon Slovis who went 32/57 with 264 yards passing and threw 3 touchdowns. He threw 3 interceptions in the game. Kenan Christon led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 16 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 79 yards via 15 carries which had him averaging 5.3 yards per run. Tyler Vaughns was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 75 yards on 8 catches. He earned an average of 9.4 yards per reception for the game. The Trojans ran the ball 25 times and added 91 yards earning them an average of 3.6 yards per run. On the day, they ran 82 plays which added up to 355 yards. On the day, the Trojans got 31 first downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 92 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. When it comes to their defensive performance, USC gave up 23 catches on 29 throws totaling 266 yards, and a completion percentage of 79.3%. Overall, they conceded a total of 405 yards and forced 1 turnover. Against the run, the Trojans gave up 139 yards on 34 attempts which is an average of 4.1 yards per attempt allowed.
The Trojans head into this game 5-4 for 2019. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 30.4 points per contest, ranking them 60th in college football. As a team, they are averaging 140.1 rushing yards per contest which is 8th in the conference. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 5th in the Pac-12 Conference and 27th in college football with 3,894 yards. The Trojans have one of the average defenses in the nation, allowing 28.3 points per contest putting them 7th in the Pac-12. When it comes to passing yards, the Trojans have conceded 2,633 yards. Opponents are completing 61.8% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.1 yards per try. In discussing rushing yards, USC is giving up 184.6 yards per contest which has them at 10th in the conference and 93rd in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.8 yards per rush which has them at 11th in the Pac-12 and 96th in the country overall. In total, they have allowed 1,661 yards rushing through 9 contests.
In their last game, the Arizona State Sun Devils faced the UCLA Bruins and were defeated 42-32. Jayden Daniels led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 22 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the contest. He scurried for 67 yards on 13 carries which meant he averaged 5.2 yards per run. Frank Darby was the receiving yardage leader by earning 110 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 18.3 yards per reception for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Sun Devils was Jayden Daniels who went 20/29 with 267 yards passing and threw 3 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Sun Devils ran the football 28 times and earned a total of 116 yards which had them averaging 4.1 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, the Sun Devils earned 18 1st downs and they had 9 penalties for 72 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In all, they ran 57 plays which added up to 383 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Arizona State conceded 16 completions on 23 throws for a total of 176 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.6%. On the day, they allowed a total of 393 yards and forced 3 turnovers. Against the run, the Sun Devils conceded 217 yards on 57 tries which is an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Sun Devils head into this matchup 5-3. Arizona State needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 129.1 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 105th in D-1. As a unit, they have a total of 1,033 yards rushing through 8 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Sun Devils average 366.9 yards per contest overall putting them 90th in D-1 and 10th in the Pac-12 Conference. The Sun Devils are allowing 21.1 points per contest ranking them 4th in the conference and 31st in the nation. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 169 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are allowing 114.8 yards per game ranking them 23rd in Division 1 and 3rd in the conference. This year, they have given up a total of 918 yards on the ground and 11.2 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in D-1. They are allowing 243 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Sun Devils currently sit at 6th in the Pac-12.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Sun Devils college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Sun Devils +2
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