USC Trojans vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 11/19/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (+2.5)
The UCLA Bruins (8-2) welcome the USC Trojans (9-1) at Rose Bowl on Saturday. UCLA opens as 2.5-point dogs. The betting total is set at 51.
The USC Trojans come into this matchup with a record of 9-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Trojans took on the Colorado Buffaloes and earned the victory with a final of 55-17. Caleb Williams connected on 14/26 with 268 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 170.8 and ended the contest with 1 interception. Austin Jones was the leader on the ground for the Trojans with 11 attempts for 74 yards (6.7 yards per carry). The USC Trojans ended up running the ball 41 times and totaled 185 yds, which is an average of 4.5 yds per attempt. When all was said and done, they had 74 plays which gave them 531 yards. USC allowed 11 completions on 21 attempts for 124 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.4%. Against the run, the Trojans conceded 135 yds on 35 tries, which averages out to 3.9 yds per rush surrendered.
The Trojans have racked up 4,994 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, USC has totaled 32 passing touchdowns and 21 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 3 different times. USC has a total of 258 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 68 infractions for 637 yds. As a team they're maintaining an average of 182.5 yards in the run game which ranks them 41st in Division 1. In terms of putting points on the board, the USC Trojans hold an average of 42.4 points per game.
The Trojans rank 51st in college football when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 24.4 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per rush and 141.5 yards on the ground per game for the campaign. Over the course of this season, they have given up 1,415 rushing yards through 10 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Trojans have conceded 2,527 yards which puts them in 96th in Division 1. They have conceded 252.7 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 63.1%. During the season, they have yielded 394.2 yards per outing which has them sitting 87th in the nation. They have granted 13 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 19 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Bruins head into this game 8-2 this season. In their last game, the Bruins took a loss by a final score of 34-28 when they played the Arizona Wildcats. Zach Charbonnet carried the ball 24 times for 181 yds, finishing the game with 7.5 yards per carry for UCLA. Dorian Thompson-Robinson (1 TD) finished the game with 245 yards on 26/39 through the air while his QB rate was 127.9. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 6.3. UCLA conceded 36 rush attempts for 124 yds (3.4 yds per carry). The Bruins secondary allowed a completion percentage of 79.3%, relinquishing 312 yds on 23 for 29 through the air. The Bruins finished the contest with 464 yards and they ran 76 plays (6.1 yards per play). UCLA ran for 5.9 yards per attempt, finishing with 219 yds on 37 carries.
The UCLA Bruins hold an average of 504.0 yards/game, which has them ranked 5th in Division 1. The UCLA offense has racked up 557 penalty yards on 67 violations, which has them sitting 48th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. Over the course of the season to this point, the Bruins currently sit at 2,640 passing yards as well as an average of 264.0 passing yards per game, ranking them 37th in college football. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Bruins are 11th in the country with an average of 39.5 points per game.
UCLA has yielded a total of 1,244 yards rushing (124.4 yards per game) in addition to 12 touchdowns via the rush on the year. They have surrendered 18 touchdowns through the air as well as 254.4 yards/outing, which has them sitting 102nd in the nation. The Bruins defense has been on the field for 708 plays, which is 92nd in college football. The Bruins are giving up 26.4 points per contest, which puts them 71st in college football. This year, they have given up 264 pts.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bruins +2.5
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