California vs USC Prediction NCAAF Picks Today 10/28

California vs USC Prediction NCAAF Picks Today 10/28

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NCAAF Predictions: USC Trojans vs. California Golden Bears

The upcoming clash between the USC Trojans and the California Golden Bears promises to be an intriguing PAC-12 showdown. 

Game Information

The game is scheduled for October 28, 2023, at 1:00 PM and will take place at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, CA. You can catch the live coverage on the PAC12 Network, with the game-time temperature expected to be around 65 degrees. USC is currently favored by 10 points, and the over/under is set at 66.5 points.

 

USC Trojans

Season Overview

The USC Trojans have showcased a strong performance this season, holding a 6-2 record, including a 4-1 conference record. Quarterback C. Williams has been a standout, throwing for 2,277 yards, 23 touchdowns, and only 4 interceptions. Running back M. Lloyd has contributed 651 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns, while T. Washington has excelled in the receiving department with 609 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Team Stats

USC boasts an impressive average of 480.4 total yards per game, with 323.3 passing yards and 157.1 rushing yards. Their defense has held opponents to 407.6 total yards per game, making them a well-rounded team prepared for tough challenges.

Recent Performance

In their last five games, the Trojans secured wins against ARIZ, COLO, and ASU, proving their ability to compete at a high level. While they faced tough losses, their overall performance is strong and indicative of their potential to win against California.

 

California Golden Bears

Season Overview

The California Golden Bears have faced struggles this season, holding a 3-4 record with a 1-3 conference record. Quarterback B. Finley has thrown for 572 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. J. Ott has been a notable contributor with 601 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns, while J. Hunter has 333 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns.

Team Stats

California has averaged 407.3 total yards per game, including 212.0 passing yards and 195.3 rushing yards. Their defense has allowed an average of 393.4 total yards per game, indicating potential vulnerabilities that USC can exploit.

Recent Performance

California faced losses against UTAH and ORST in their recent outings, highlighting their offensive and defensive struggles. They have a tough task ahead in facing USC, a team that has displayed strong performances throughout the season.

 

Prediction: USC to Win and Cover -10 Points Spread

The USC Trojans, with their strong offensive and defensive capabilities, are poised to secure a victory and cover the -10 points spread against the struggling California Golden Bears. USC's quarterback C. Williams has been impressive, and their balanced offense and defensive stats give them a clear advantage.

On the other hand, California's recent struggles indicate that they may have difficulty containing USC's offensive firepower. The Trojans' ability to gain yards both through the air and on the ground can exploit California's defensive vulnerabilities.

Overall, USC is the favored team in this matchup, and they have the potential to secure a convincing victory.

Don't miss the PAC-12 showdown between the USC Trojans and the California Golden Bears on October 28, 2023, at California Memorial Stadium. USC's strong form makes them a team to watch, and they are expected to win and cover the -10 points spread in this matchup.

Pick: USC to Win and Cover -10 Points Spread

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