USC Trojans vs California Golden Bears Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs California Golden Bears
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Bears (+2)
The USC Trojans (4-5) are hitting the road to California Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will play the California Golden Bears (3-6). USC opens this game as 2-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total has been set at 53.
The USC Trojans step onto the field holding a record of 4-5 for this season. In their last matchup, the Trojans stepped onto the field against the Arizona State Sun Devils and ended up losing by a score of 31-16. Kedon Slovis went 16/28 with 131 yards through the air. He had a QB rating of 89.3 and finished the game with 1 pick. Keaontay Ingram led the offense in rushing for the Trojans with 14 attempts for 54 yds (3.9 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they ran 72 plays for 312 yards. The USC Trojans ran the football 27 different times and accumulated 92 yards, which came out to an average of 3.4 yds per attempt. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Trojans conceded 291 yards on 39 attempts, which calculates to 7.5 yards per run allowed. USC gave up 11 pass completions on 20 tries for 145 yds, and a completion rate of 55.0%.
In terms of putting points on the board, the USC Trojans are sitting at 29.6 points per game. As a team they're holding an average of 126.6 yards on the ground ranking them 99th in the nation. The Trojans have earned 3,661 total yards for the season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, USC has totaled 17 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns. USC has compiled 210 first downs as an offense, and they have committed 68 infractions for 664 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 14 times.
The Trojans rank 97th in Division 1 regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 28.9 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt and 131.9 yards on the ground per game this season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,187 yards on the ground through 9 games. When it comes to passing yardage, the Trojans have given up 1,955 yards which has them ranked 62nd in the nation. They have conceded 217.2 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 64.1%. In total, they are conceding 349.1 yards/game which ranks them 53rd in D-1. They have yielded 14 touchdowns through the air as well as 15 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Golden Bears come into this game with a record of 3-6 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Golden Bears walked away with a loss by a score of 10-3 against the Arizona Wildcats. Ryan Glover finished the game with 94 yds on 11/29 passing while his QB rating was 65.2. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 3.2. Christopher Brooks carried the football 11 times for 31 yards, finishing the contest with 2.8 yds per carry for California. The Golden Bears finished the game with a total of 122 yards while they ran 53 plays (2.3 yards per play). California rushed for 1.2 yards per attempt, finishing with 28 yards on 24 carries. California relinquished 49 run attempts for 211 yds (4.3 yards per rush). The Golden Bears pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 53.3%, surrendering 129 yds on 16 for 30 through the air.
The California Golden Bears average 390.9 yards/game, which has them ranked 70th in D-1. The California offense has accrued 519 penalty yards on 57 violations, ranking them 62nd in the country in terms of hurting your team. For the season thus far, the Golden Bears have thrown for 2,073 passing yards as well as an average of 230.3 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 67th in Division 1. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Golden Bears currently rank 104th in the country scoring 22.9 PPG.
California has allowed the opposition a total of 1,211 yards rushing (134.6 yards per game) and 10 touchdowns on the ground this year. They have allowed 15 touchdowns through the air in addition to 232.4 yards/contest, ranking them 83rd in D-1. The Golden Bears defense has participated in 606 plays, which has them sitting 66th in Division 1. The Golden Bears are giving up 22.2 PPG, which has them 49th in the country. In total, they have surrendered 200 pts.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Golden Bears college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Bears +2
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