USC vs. Oregon - 11/2/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

USC vs. Oregon - 11/2/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon Ducks (7-1) at USC Trojans (5-3)

College Football: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)

The Line: USC Trojans -4.5 -- Over/Under: 62 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oregon Ducks and the USC Trojans meet in a week 10 Pac-12 conference college football matchup from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday night.

The Oregon Ducks will look to build on their current seven-game winning streak after a thrilling 37-35 win over Washington State in their last outing. Justin Herbert has thrown for 2,104 yards, 21 touchdowns and 1 interception on 68.3% passing while CJ Verdell leads the Ducks in rushing with 753 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns and Travis Dye is 2nd with 347 rushing yards and Cyrus Habibi-Likio has 253 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns. Jacob Breeland has 405 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns while Johnny Johnson III has 396 receiving yards and Jaylon Redd has 321 receiving yards and a team-high 7 receiving TDs. Defensively, Troy Dye leads Oregon with 38 total tackles while Jevon Holland has a team-high 4 interceptions and Verone McKinley III has 3 picks while Mase Funa has 4 sacks this season. As a team, Oregon is averaging 470.2 yards of total offense and 36 points per game while allowing 310.6 yards of total defense and 14.8 points per game against this season.

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The USC Trojans will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 35-31 win over Colorado in their last outing. Kedon Slovis has thrown for 1,625 yards, 13 touchdowns and 6 interceptions while Vavae Malepeai leads USC in rushing with 406 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. Markese Stepp and Stephen Carr each have 3 rushing TDs with Stepp adding 307 rushing yards to Carr’s 266. Michael Pittman Jr. leads USC with 755 receiving yards and 7 touchdown grabs while Tyler Vaughns has 638 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns. Amon-Ra St. Brown has 432 receiving yards with 4 TD grabs of his own while Drake London, the aforementioned Carr and Erik Krommenhoek each have 100+ receiving yards this season. John Houston Jr. leads the Trojans with 70 total tackles including a team-high 43 solo tackles while Drake Jackson leads USC with 3.5 sacks this year. As a team, USC is averaging 442.4 yards of total offense and 31.2 points per game while allowing 429.5 yards of total defense and 24.9 points per game against this season.

Oregon is 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 road games and 8-18-1 ATS in their last 27 games following a win while the under is 7-3-1 in their last 11 games overall. USC is 10-21-1 ATS in their last 32 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. The favorite is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings between these two teams.

Getting USC as a home dog is worth a look as the Trojans are 4-0 SU this season. The Trojans can also not afford to slip up if they want to keep pace with Utah in the Pac-12 South race. However, Oregon, despite giving up 31+ points in back-to-back weeks, managed to avoid the letdown after their big-time road win against Washington by outdueling Washington State and I just think that the Ducks are going to be the toughest test yet for this USC defense. Oregon can make a legitimate case to the playoff committee with an 11-1 record with the lone loss coming to a good Auburn team on a neutral field and a loss to USC would dent those aspirations. I’ll lay the points with Oregon on the road in this one.

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