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Free Pick Breakdown, Odds & Prediction: California vs. USC (11/5/2022)

By Wendi Oliveros
November 3, 2022
Photo by: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

California vs. USC (11/5 @ 10:30 PM EST.)

Line: USC (-19.5)
Total: 58

Cal vs. USC Breakdown and Betting Odds

It is a battle of California schools as 3-5 Cal takes on 9th ranked USC for the Trojans’ Homecoming Game. USC is 7-1 on the season, suffering their only loss to Utah.

Cal has four straight losses, and USC won three out of the last four games.

USC is a 19.5-point favorite, and the over/under is set at 58.

Cal Overview

Cal quarterback Jack Plummer has thrown 13 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.

Kicker Dario Longhetto is perfect in extra point conversions and is 9 for 14 in field goal attempts. All his missed field goals are from 30 or more yards.

The team’s three wins are against UC Davis, UNLV, and Arizona. They have scored more than 24 points in only two games this season. They are ranked 8th in the PAC 12.

USC Overview

The Trojan team came dangerously close to being undefeated. They lost to Utah by just one point.

Caleb Williams, USC’s quarterback, has been extremely accurate this season. He has thrown 24 touchdowns and only 1 interception this season.

Also, the team has 16 rushing touchdowns with running back Travis Dye scoring 8 of them. Kicker Denis Lynch is perfect in extra point attempts and has missed four field goals. Three of the misses were in the 30-39 yard range despite converting five between 40-49 yards.

USC is second in the PAC 12 behind 8th ranked Oregon. In six of its games this season, USC scored 40 or more points.

Free Pick: USC (-19.5)

Cal will have a tough time keeping up with the mistake-proof USC offense. This will be a one-sided game from start to finish, and USC will cover the 2+ touchdown spread with relative ease.

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