USC Trojans vs. Oregon Ducks - 11/5/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (3-5) at USC Trojans (5-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: USC Trojans -17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oregon Ducks will travel to play the USC Trojans in a PAC-12 College Football Game on Saturday.
The USC Trojans are 5-3 (4-2) this season after beating Cal by a score of 45-24 in their last game. USC has won 4 straight games and has moved up to a tie for second place in the PAC-12 South standings. The USC offense is averaging 30.4 points per game with 204.6 rushing yards and 259 passing yards per game. Sam Darnold is completing 67.4% of his passes for 1565 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for USC. Ronald Jones has rushed for 508 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Justin Davis has rushed for 476 yards and 2 touchdowns for USC. JuJu Smith-Schuster has caught 46 passes for 631 yards and 8 touchdowns, while Darreus Rogers has caught 34 passes for 454 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Trojans. The USC defense is giving up 24 points per game with 161.6 rushing yards and 222.1 passing yards per game. Cameron Smith has led the USC defense with 55 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Porter Gustin has added 43 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks. Matt Boermeester has gone 9-14 on field goals for USC, with a long of 49 yards.
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The Oregon Ducks are 3-5 (1-4) this season after beating Arizona State by a score of 54-35 in their last game. Oregon was able to finally win a game, snapping their 5 game losing streak. The Oregon offense is averaging 40.5 points per game with 248 rushing yards and 271.1 passing yards per game. Justin Herbert is completing 63.6% of his passes for 996 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions for Oregon. Tony Brooks-James has rushed for 572 yards and 8 touchdowns, while Royce Freeman has rushed for 561 yards and 8 scores for the Ducks. Charles Nelson has caught 44 passes for 434 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Pharaoh Brown has caught 22 passes for 303 yards and 4 touchdowns for Oregon. The Oregon defense is giving up 42.2 points per game with 234.8 rushing yards and 295 passing yards per game. Troy Dye has led the Oregon defense with 54 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and 1 interception, while Brenden Schooler has added 46 tackles and 3 interceptions. Aidan Schneider has gone 7-8 on field goals, with a long of 41 yards.
Oregon is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 November games and 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Oregon’s last 5 games. USC is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 November games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. The under is 4-0 in USC’s last 4 home games. The over is 5-0 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Oregon comes into this game as big underdogs and will be on the road against a USC team that is playing much better in recent games. Oregon’s defense is one of the worst units in the country and I expect them to give up a lot of points in this one. USC’s offense is finally starting to heat up and should have no setback in this game. Oregon’s offense is averaging over 40 points per game, but has been overshadowed by their defense. This game should be high scoring, and I am going with Oregon to at least make this a close game.