Southern Cal Trojans vs. UCLA Bruins - 11/28/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (8-3) at Southern Cal Trojans (7-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: Southern Cal Trojans -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UCLA Bruins will travel to play the USC Trojans in a Pac-12 rivalry game.
The USC Trojans are 7-4 and are coming off of a loss to Oregon by a score of 48-28. The USC defense really disappointed in this game giving up 578 yards to the Ducks. The USC offense is averaging 35 points per game with 461.7 yards per game. Cody Kessler leads the USC offense with 2953 passing yards, 25 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions. Ronald Jones II is the leading rusher for USC with 827 yards and 7 touchdowns. JuJu Smith–Schuster is the leading receiver for USC with 1217 yards and 10 touchdowns. The USC defense is giving up 25 points with 403 yards per game. USC’s defense has 33 sacks, 8 fumble recoveries, and 12 interceptions. USC had been rolling over opponents, before Oregon got the best of them. The USC defense has to play better in order to beat UCLA.
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The UCLA Bruins are 8-3 and are coming off of a win against Utah by a score 17-9. UCLA jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead and their defense was able to bring the victory home against the Utes. The UCLA offense is averaging 33 points per game with 482.2 yards per game. Josh Rosen leads the UCLA offense with 3124 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. Paul Perkins is the leading rusher for UCLA with 1180 yards and 11 touchdowns. Jordan Payton is the leading receiver for UCLA with 1009 yards and 4 touchdowns. The UCLA defense is giving up 23.7 points per game with 392 yards per game. UCLA’s defense has 26 sacks, 6 fumble recoveries, and 12 interceptions. UCLA has won 4 out of 5 games, as their defense has been able to keep their opponents in check.
UCLA is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. UCLA is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The under is 4-1 in UCLA’s last 5 games overall. USC is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on grass. USC is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 conference games. The under is 9-3 in USC’s last 12 conference games. The under is 8-1 in these two teams last 9 meetings.
The winner of this game will be the Pac-12 South winner and go to the Pac-12 conference champion game. USC’s defense was very shaky against Oregon, which worries me against a good UCLA offense. UCLA’s defense has been playing well and will need to shut down the passing attack of USC to win this game. Even though they are playing at USC, I am picking UCLA.