What is the USC vs Cal Spread?Noah Williams
Who are the fifth-ranked USC Trojans?
The Trojans were impressive in their 42-24 victory over Stanford, but their other two games against unranked foes rather perdestrian.¬†This week they face another 3-0 team in the California Golden Bears. USC better play smart in their first road game against a defensive force.
The Week 4 college football betting spread favors the Trojans by 17-points to beat the Bears. USC has dominated the head-to-head series, winning the last 13 meetings in a row and going 7-1 against the spread over the last eight.
Last week, it took two overtimes for USC to beat Texas 27-24. At the same time, Cal surprised Ole Miss with a 27-26 win. Kick-off is this Saturday, September 23rd at 3:30 PM ET on ABC from the Memorial Stadium, in Berkeley, California.
USC Vs California College Football Week 4 Spread & ATS Pick
What: No. 5 USC Trojans (3-0) at California Golden Bears (3-0)
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Start Time: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Berkeley, CA
Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Spread: USC -17
Moneyline: USC -900 vs California +600
Game Total: 63
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: USC vs California
Why Bet The USC Trojans To Beat The Golden Bears
USC has pushed its winning streak to 12 games, including a stellar 8-4 ATS run. The Trojans are the top dog in the PAC-12. It’s not a shocker they are 6-0 ATS in their last six conference games.
The Trojans haven’t dominated as expected this season. QB Sam Darnold has made big plays when called upon. He has thrown for 1002 yards, seven touchdowns with six interceptions this season. If he can elimiate the turnovers, the Trojans a shot at the College Football Playoffs.
Last season USC covered the 19.5-point spread by scoring 45 against Cal’s 24. Can the Trojans repeat?
Why Bet The California Golden Bears To Beat The Trojans
Cal, like USC, is off to a 3-0 start to this season including a 2-1 ATS record.
The Golden Bears proving to be a pretty good second-half team; it’s trailed at halftime of each of its first three games, then won the second halves by a combined score of 57-13.¬†
"We know the second half is our half," Cal sophomore Ross Bowers said. "We just don’t flinch, whether we could be down, we could be up. This team is always prepared. We’re waiting for the adversity because that’s when we play our top game."
The Golden Bears are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as a home underdog.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On
- Trojans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
- Trojans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Golden Bears are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a home underdog.
USC Vs. Cal Week 4 Betting Analysis
Cal is off to a great start this season, but they are outgunned by a more talented team namely at QB and on the defensive end.