California at USC Pick and Preview
- Updated: November 8, 2008
College Football Betting Preview
California (6-2) at USC (7-1)
Saturday, 8:00 pm Eastern – ABC
SBG Global Opening Line: USC – 17.5 , Total 50
The two top teams in the Pac-10 get together on Saturday when #21 California visits #7 USC. The Trojans have won a share of the last six Pac-10 titles. Since getting upset by Oregon State, the Trojans have rolled over opponents including shutting out three of the last four. That may not be saying much though considering Washington and Washington State are not much better than high school teams this season. The BCS was not impressed either as USC dropped two spots after last week’s win against the Huskies. SBG Global reports that early College Football betting has the public taking USC at Home.
California has won four of their last five including a 26-16 win over Oregon last week. Nate Longshore passed for 136 yards and a touchdown in relief of an injured Kevin Riley. Longshore has not played well in his career against USC throwing four interceptions in two starts. “You need two quality quarterbacks, and you just can’t say enough about those guys,” California head coach Jeff Tedford said. “They’re always out there competing and supporting each other. … Nate is a veteran. He’s been in a lot of games. Sure, coming off the bench is a bit new for him, but it was no big deal.” The Bears will probably have trouble regardless of who starts at quarterback against a USC defense that ranks first in the country in total defense. Last year the Trojans won 24-17 over California and they have won four straight in the series overall.
Here are the College Football betting stats for Saturday’s game. The Golden Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The Golden Bears are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games on grass. The Golden Bears are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in November. The Golden Bears are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Golden Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Southern California. The road team is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings between the two teams.
The Trojans are 21-5 ATS in their last 26 games in November. The Trojans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Trojans are 12-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Trojans are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
SBG Global Current Line: USC – 17.5 , Total 50
The Under is 5-1 in the Golden Bears last 6 games in November. The Over is 4-1 in the Golden Bears last 5 road games. The Under is 14-3-1 in the Trojans last 18 home games. The Under is 21-6-1 in the Trojans last 28 conference games. The Under is 19-7-1 in the Trojans last 27 games overall.
The Under is 5-2-1 in the Trojans last 8 games in November. The Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between the two teams.
Pick: USC 1 out of 5 units
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