Bet California Vs USC Odds

USC Vs Penn State Rose Bowl Line & Pick

Bet California Vs USC Odds

The Week 9 college football odds favor USC when they host California in an important Pac 12 matchup. The game kicks-off on Thursday, October 27 at 10:30 PM from Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. 

How To Bet California Golden Bears Vs USC Trojans Odds

The betting odds opened with USC as 14.5-points home favorites and now surged 16.5-ponts. The total in this game is 75.5 points. California is 4-3 straight up and 4-3 against the spread. USC is 4-3 straight up and 3 and 4 against the spread.

What: California Golden Bears (4-3) at USC Trojans (4-3)
When: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Start Time: 10:30 PM ET
Where: Los Angeles, CA
Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Spread: USC -16.5
Moneyline: California +500 at USC -650
Game Total: 74.5
Watch: ESPN
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: California vs USC

Bet on California (+16.5) Because…

Cal’s offense is unstoppable. The Golden Bears average 545.3 yards per game. They score an average of 43.7 points per game. In their last against Oregon, the Bears amassed 636 total yards. They rushed the football 57 times for 311 yards. QB David Webb threw the ball 61 times for 325 yards. He threw 5 TD passes.

Bet on USC (-16.5) Because…

The Trojans are on fire. USC has won 3 games in a row since opening the season with a 1 and 3 record. USC dominated Arizona State 41 to 20 as a -10 home favorite on Oct. 1. They beat the tough Colorado Buffalos 21 to 17 as a -5 home favorite on Oct. 8. On Oct. 15, the Trojans dominated Arizona, who has a decent offense, 48 to 14 in a big road win. 

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Cal has been great at scoring points this season. But when it comes to California’s ability to stop opponents from scoring they have been dreadful. The Golden Bears allow an almost unbelievable 41.3 points per game. Teams average 488.3 total yards per game against California.

Cal’s defense also allows opponents to be balanced. The Bears give up 217.6 passing yards and 270.7 rushing yards per game.  With a defense this bad, the Bears are toast against the spread on Thursday night, right?

Not really. The only way to beat Cal is to outscore them. By giving up the 16.5 points, football handicappers assume that USC will outscore Cal by more than 2 touchdowns and two 2-point conversions. Cal’s biggest lost this season was 10 points to ASU.

I don’t think USC loses the game but it’s awfully hard to see how the Trojans beat California by 17 points.

My final score prediction is USC 51, California 40.