Cal vs. USC Total Prediction

Cal Golden Bears vs. USC Trojans, 11/8/18 Predictions & Odds

It’s Homecoming in Southern Cal on Saturday night when the USC Trojans host the Cal Golden Bears at 10:30 p.m. ET. Will it be yet another low-scoring game between these two Pac-12 rivals?

Game Snapshot

195 Cal Golden Bears at 196 USC Trojans

10:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 10

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Trojans are 5-point favorites to beat the Bears. The total, meanwhile, sits at 48 points. As of this writing, 64% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Trojans.

Cal Golden Bears

Cal redshirt freshman QB Chase Garbers completed 15-of-26 passes for 127 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Saturday's 19-13 loss at Washington State. Garbers also rushed for a game-best 67 yards on 12 totes, and he had the Cougs on upset alert with the game tied 13-13 late in the fourth quarter. However Garbers was unable to help the Golden Bears to a season sweep of the Washington schools. Cal is still in good shape for a bowl bid, as they're just one win short of six victories and eligibility. Next up is a trip to USC on Saturday.

USC Trojans

USC freshman QB J.T. Daniels (concussion) is participating in warmups ahead of Saturday's game at Oregon State. Daniels, who missed USC's October 27 game against Arizona State as a result of the concussion, returned to practice Tuesday and was expected to be ready for the Oregon State game. His going through pregame lines up with that expectation and is good news for a USC team in need of a win. Should the freshman have any issues, redshirt freshman Jack Sears would be next in line to run the offense.

Betting Trends

Cal

The under is 6-0 in the Golden Bears’ last six road games, is 5-0 in their last five conference games and 4-1 in their last five games played in the month of November.

USC

The under is 8-2-1 in the Trojans’ last 11 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.

Prediction

The under is 12-2 in the last 14 meetings between these two teams and is 6-1 in their last seven games played in Southern Cal. The under is also a perfect 5-0 in the Golden Bears’ last five games overall, is 10-1-1 in their last 12 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game and is 9-4 in their last 13 games versus an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the under is 11-5-1 in the Trojans’ last 17 games played in November and 4-1 in their last five games coming off a win.

College Football Prediction: Cal/USC under 48

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