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California, USC Continue Rivalry on Saturday Night

Trojans Look to Take Down Golden Bears

The USC Trojans face the California Golden Bears on Saturday night in a Pac-12 Conference contest.

California is 3-5, and will have to finish strong to become bowl eligible. The Golden Bears have lost four straight games, but they have fared well against USC in recent seasons.

Quarterback Caleb Williams #13 of the USC Trojans runs
Quarterback Caleb - Chris Coduto / Getty Images North America / Getty Images via AFP

USC comes in 7-1, and has a shot at winning the Pac-12 title. The Trojans’ one loss was on the road to the Utah Utes, and they narrowly escaped Arizona a week ago.

The college football odds for this game have the USC Trojans as the favorites at -21.5 over the California Golden Bears on Saturday night.

Let’s check the latest college football odds, stats, injury reports, and college football lines for California vs USC. We’ve plenty of NCAA football odds for you to consider.

California Must Find Some Offense

If California is going to beat the USC Trojans for a second straight year, then it is going to have to find some offense. California is scoring 23.4 points per game, and they have struggled to run the football.

Quarterback Jack Plummer is good enough to lead his team in this one, as he has thrown for 1,968 yards and 13 touchdowns. The defense for California has been good enough to keep them in most games, but they just have to find more offense.

California is giving up just 25 points per game, and they have been able to slow down some explosive Pac-12 offenses. The Golden Bears will look to slow down the tempo in this one.

USC Defense Falling Apart

The USC Trojans might be 7-1 but they are going to need better play from the defense if they want to keep winning games. After the most recent win, head coach Lincoln Riley said, “The number of things that didn’t go our way was a long list, and I don’t know many teams that would respond like this.”

Giving up 24.0 points per game is not a recipe for success, and this secondary is going to need to step up the play in this one. Quarterback Caleb Williams is good enough to carry the Trojans’ offense, but they can’t keep giving up quick scores.

The Trojans are scoring 41.0 points per game, and they are averaging over 307 passing yards per game. Look for USC to try and speed this game up at home in an effort to wear down California.

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California vs USC Head-to-Head

Looking at the latest scores and odds in this rivalry can prove to be helpful when making some betting picks. These two teams meet up every single year, and there is plenty of information and data to look at.

California has actually won two of the last three games in this rivalry, but it’s USC that holds a 71-33-6 advantage all-time.

California vs USC Game Information

  • Game: California (3-5, 1-4) vs USC (7-1, 5-1)
  • Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Day/Time: Saturday, November 5, 10:30 p.m. ET
  • California vs USC Live Stream: ESPN

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California vs USC Prediction

It’s pretty clear that USC is the much better overall team in this matchup, but that doesn’t always matter in the rivalry. This is one of the biggest college football spreads of the weekend, and it’s just too large for a game that features such good rivals.

California is going to have trouble scoring enough points to keep this game close, but they do have a defense that can get stops. USC will ultimately start to pull away in this matchup, but it’s not going to be easy.

Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the 21.5 points and back the California Golden Bears in this Pac-12 showdown, but it will be the USC Trojans that pick up a win.

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