UCLA Bruins vs USC Trojans Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UCLA Bruins vs USC Trojans
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Trojans (+3)
The USC Trojans (4-5) welcome the UCLA Bruins (6-4) at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday. UCLA opens this contest as 3-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is 65.5.
The UCLA Bruins step onto the field holding a record of 6-4 for this year. In their last contest, the Bruins played the Colorado Buffaloes and left there with a tie by a score of 44-44. Zach Charbonnet was the rushing leader for the Bruins with 17 totes for 67 yards (3.9 yards per carry). Dorian Thompson-Robinson finished 18/27 with 257 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 53.6 and ended the game with 1 pick. Against the rush, the Bruins conceded 290 yds on 44 attempts, which is an average of 6.6 yds per rush allowed. UCLA allowed 17 pass completions on 27 attempts for a total of 179 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. When the final whistle blew, they tallied 68 plays which gave them a total of 502 yards. The UCLA Bruins ran the ball 41 different times and totaled 245 yards, which is an average of 6.0 yards per tote.
The Bruins have racked up 4,295 yards in total for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, UCLA has earned 16 passing touchdowns and 25 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the football 10 times. UCLA has accrued 226 1st downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 72 penalties for 698 yds. As a team they average 209.4 yards on the ground which ranks them 21st in Division 1. When talking about scoring, the UCLA Bruins have an average of 33.4 points per contest.
The Bruins sit in 89th in Division 1 regarding team defense, conceding 27.4 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt and 127.1 rushing yards per game on the campaign. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,271 running yards through 10 games. In terms of yards via the pass, the Bruins are conceding 2,672 yds which has them ranked 125th in the country. They are allowing 267.2 yards per contest through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 64.2%. During the season, they have allowed 394.3 yards per game putting them at 91st in Division 1. They have yielded 14 touchdowns via the pass and 19 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Trojans come into this game with a record of 4-5 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Trojans went home defeated by a final of 31-16 when they faced the Arizona State Sun Devils. Kedon Slovis ended the contest with 131 yds on 16/28 passing while his QB rate was 89.3. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.7. Keaontay Ingram carried the ball 14 times for 54 yards, walking away from the game with 3.9 yds per attempt for USC. USC ended up running for 3.4 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 92 yds on 27 attempts. The Trojans finished the contest with 312 yards and they ran 72 plays (4.3 yds per play). The Trojans pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 55.0%, surrendering 145 yds on 11 for 20 through the air. USC relinquished 39 rushing attempts for 291 yds (7.5 yds per rush).
The USC Trojans are averaging 441.4 yards per contest, which has them ranked 30th in Division 1. The USC offense has compiled 719 yds of penalties on 73 infractions, which is good for 25th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. Over the course of the season thus far, the Trojans have compiled 2,742 passing yards as well as an average of 304.7 passing yards per contest, ranking them 17th in college football. Regarding how much they score, the Trojans currently sit 59th in D-1 averaging 29.6 PPG.
USC has surrendered a total of 1,478 yards rushing (164.2 yards per outing) and 19 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have surrendered 14 touchdowns through the air in addition to 233.3 yards/game, which has them ranked 84th in college football. The Trojans defense has participated in 572 plays, which ranks 17th in the country. The Trojans are conceding 28.9 PPG, which has them 97th in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 260 total points.
Who will win tonight's Bruins/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Trojans +3
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