Arizona State Sun Devils vs USC Trojans Prediction, 10/1/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona State Sun Devils vs USC Trojans
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Trojans (-24)
The Arizona State Sun Devils (1-3) are on their way to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday where they will try to defeat the USC Trojans (4-0). Arizona State is 24-point dogs. The total has been set at 61.
The Arizona State Sun Devils come into this game with a record of 1-3 for this year. In their last matchup, the Sun Devils took the field against the Utah Utes and took a loss by a final of 34-13. Emory Jones connected on 21/36 with 261 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 117.3 and ended the contest with 2 picks. Xazavian Valladay was the leader on the ground for the Sun Devils with 8 totes for 30 yards (3.8 yds per carry). The Arizona State Sun Devils ran the football 20 times and had 6 yards, which came out to an average of 0.3 yards per carry. When the final whistle blew, they ran 56 plays which gave them 267 yds. Arizona State conceded 19 completions on 29 attempts for a total of 260 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.5%. In the running game, the Sun Devils conceded 205 yards on 45 tries, which averages out to 4.6 yards per rush allowed.
The Sun Devils currently have 1,392 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Arizona State has earned 3 touchdowns via the pass and 7 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the football over 6 times. Arizona State has accounted for 71 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 30 penalties for 294 yards. As a team they hold an average of 143.5 yards on the ground which ranks them 86th in the country. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Arizona State Sun Devils have an average of 22.8 points per outing.
In terms of passing yards, the Sun Devils are conceding 778 yds which puts them in 41st in the nation. They are giving up 194.5 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 62.1%. During this campaign, they are allowing 377.0 yards/game which ranks them 71st in college football. They have yielded 5 touchdowns via the pass and 6 touchdowns running the ball. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt and 182.5 rushing yards per contest so far this year. During this campaign, they have allowed 730 rushing yards through 4 games. The Sun Devils sit in 72nd in the nation when it comes to team defense, giving up 25.3 points per game.
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The Trojans step onto the field holding a record of 4-0 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Trojans went home victorious with a score of 17-14 against the Oregon State Beavers. Caleb Williams (1 TD) finished the game with 180 yds on 16/36 through the air while his QB rating was 95.6. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 5.0. Caleb Williams carried the ball 9 times for 27 yards, walking away from the game with 3.0 yards per carry for USC. USC ran for 4.8 yards per tote, finishing the game with 177 yds on 37 attempts. The Trojans finished the game with a total of 357 yds while running 73 plays (4.9 yds per play). The Trojans secondary gave up a completion rate of 58.6%, relinquishing 167 yds on 17 out of 29 through the air. USC allowed 31 rush attempts for 153 yds (4.9 yds per carry).
When looking at this team's ability to score points, the Trojans rank 18th in the country with an average of 42.3 points per game. For the year to this point, the Trojans have thrown for a total of 1,135 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 283.8 passing yards per game, which is ranked 31st in the nation. The USC Trojans are averaging 479.3 yards per game, which ranks them 25th in D-1. The USC offense has accrued 260 yds of penalties on 25 violations, which ranks 67th in college football in terms of hurting your team.
The Trojans are giving up 18.3 points per game, which has them sitting 30th in the country. USC has allowed the opposition a total of 684 yards via the ground game (171.0 yards per game) as well as 8 touchdowns via the rush on the season. This year, they have given up 73 points in total. They have conceded 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 194.5 yards per outing, which has them sitting 38th in the country. The Trojans defense has been on the field for 264 plays, ranking them 58th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Sun Devils/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Sun Devils +24
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