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Week 9 College Football Betting Odds with Pick - California Golden Bears vs USC Trojans

USC looks to cover the Trojans-Golden Bears point spread this week and improve its overall 4-3 mark when they host California in Week 9 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the USC Trojans in this game found them listed as -14.5-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 38-30 result in favor of the Trojans on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

California Golden Bears vs USC Trojans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The USC Trojans currently sport a record of 4-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-4 ATS. The California Golden Bears are 4-3 and 4-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the USC Trojans post a 2-5 over under record this season, while the California Golden Bears have gone 6-1 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and USC vs California injuries news.

The USC Trojans sit at No. 38 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the California Golden Bears are at No. 28 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits USC's No. 72-ranked offense, averaging 28.29 PPG, against a California defense that ranks No. 124 this week at 41.29 PPG. The USC aerial game is averaging 263 yards per game, more than the California Golden Bears secondary allows through the air, 217.57 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the California Golden Bears own the league's No. 122-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 305 yards per game when on the road. USC, on the other hand, rates No. 81 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Davis Webb led the way last time out for the Golden Bears, connecting for 325 passing yards and a 52-49 victory over the Ducks at California Memorial Stadium.

In their last game, USC got a 103-yard performance from Aca'Cedric Ware as a key part of its 48-14 win over Arizona.

Betting Trends
  • California is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • California is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of California's last 9 games
  • California is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Southern California is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Southern California is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern California's last 6 games
  • Southern California is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

California home to Washington, Saturday, November 5th
USC home to Oregon, Saturday, November 5th

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