Arizona State Sun Devils vs USC Trojans Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona State Sun Devils vs USC Trojans
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona State (+7.5)
Jayden Daniels and the Arizona State Sun Devils (8-5 last year) travel to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday where they'll meet the USC Trojans (8-5 last season). Arizona State opens this game as 7.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 59.5.
In their last outing last season, the Arizona State Sun Devils faced the Florida State Seminoles and went home with the win by a score of 20-14. Jayden Daniels led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 27 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 36 yards by way of 12 carries which gave him an average of 3.0 yards per tote. Kyle Williams led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 76 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 38.0 yards per reception for that contest. Daniels went 12/28 with 195 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Arizona State Sun Devils averaged 24.8 points per game. As a team they had an average of 123.2 yards on the ground, which had them sitting 115th in D-1. The Sun Devils earned 4,837 total yards for the prior season. Arizona State compiled 21 touchdowns through the air and 13 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding passing yardage, the Sun Devils conceded 3,487 yards which had them ranked 135th in college football. They allowed 3.5 yards per run and 125.5 rushing yards per game last year. They gave up 23 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 16 touchdowns via the ground game. For the year, they allowed 1,632 yards via the ground game in 13 outings. They relinquished 393.8 yards/game putting them 80th in the nation. The Sun Devils were ranked 47th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 22.4 points per game.
Jayden Daniels has completed 205 of his attempted career 338 passes for a completion percentage of 60.7%. He is throwing for 245.3 yards per contest. For his collegiate career, Daniels has passed for 2,943 yards with 17 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. His QB rating is 149.2 with a touchdown percentage of 5.0% and an interception rate of 0.6%. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted a run 125 times totaling 355 yards.
In their last outing of 2019, the USC Trojans took on the Iowa Hawkeyes and ended up taking the loss by a score of 49-24. Vavae Malepeai paced the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 12 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He ran for 37 yards by way of 8 carries which gave him an average of 4.6 yards per tote. Amon-Ra St. Brown led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 163 yards on 9 receptions. He had an average of 18.1 yards per catch in this outing. Kedon Slovis went 22/30 with 260 yards by way of passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
When it comes to how much they scored, the Trojans had a ranking of 37th in the country averaging 32.5 points per game. For the prior season, the Trojans compiled 4,365 yards through the air along with averaging 335.8 throwing yards per contest, which had them ranked 6th in the nation. They averaged 118.2 yards per game on the ground and ran for 1,537 yards overall. The USC Trojans had an average of 454.0 yards/game ranking them 20th in the nation. The Trojans surrendered 29.4 points per contest, which had them sitting 90th in Division 1. Last season, they conceded 382 points in total. USC gave up a total of 2,111 yards on the ground (162.4 yards per game) as well as 20 touchdowns by way of the ground game last season. They yielded 23 touchdowns via the pass and 246.2 yards/game, which had them ranked 108th in D-1.
In the 12 contests in his collegiate career, Kedon Slovis has completed 282 of 392 tries for a total of 3,502 yds. He averages 291.8 yds per game through the air with a 167.6 QB rating. Slovis has thrown 30 touchdowns while giving up 9 picks in his career. He has run for -57 yds on 45 attempts. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 7.7% and his interception rate is 2.3%.
Who will win tonight's Sun Devils/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Trojans -7.5
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