USC vs. Cal Total Pick
Will USC and California light up the scoreboard on Saturday afternoon when the Pac-12 teams meet at 3:30PM ET?
Who: USC (3-0) at Cal (3-0)
When: 3:30PM ET, Saturday, September 23
Where: Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Golden Bears are 17-point home underdogs versus the Trojans, who opened as 16-point road favorites. As for the total, the number hit the board at 63.5 and that's where it currently sits.
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The Trojans are now 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games after failing to cover last week in a victory over the Texas Longhorns. USC is also 3-7 against the number in its last 10 road games, is 1-4 against the spread in its last five games in September, and 2-6 ATS in its last eight games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in its previous game.
Cal Golden Bears Betting Trends
Despite covering the spread last Saturday night versus Ole Miss, the Golden Bears are still just 1-5 against the number in their last six games versus a team with a winning record. They're also winless at 0-4 against the number in their last four games coming off a successful cover in their previous contest.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 11-2 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams and 5-1 in the last six meetings when Cal is the host team. The under is also 7-1 in the Golden Bears' last eight games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 12-5 in the Trojans' last 17 road games and 21-8-1 in their last 30 conference games. Despite the firepower offensively on both sides, I like the under on Saturday afternoon in Berkeley.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 4 PREDICTION: USC/CAL UNDER 63.5