Cal Vs. USC: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – December 4, 2021

Written By Staff on November 29, 2021

The USC Trojans (4-7, 3-5 Pac-12) battle to end their three-game losing streak in matchup against the California Golden Bears (4-7, 3-5 Pac-12). The Golden Bears (-4.5) and the Trojans (+163 to win on the moneyline) kick off the action on December 4, 2021 at 11:00 PM ET. The total for the matchup is set at 57.5 points.

Before making a bet on this game, read this article where we surface the best available odds and break down everything you need to know about the matchup — including key metrics, stats, trends and more.

The betting insights in this article are based off odds valid as of December 4, 2021 at 10:01 PM ET. Check out the table below for the latest odds for this game and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at FanDuel today!

Cal Vs. USC Betting Odds

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Cal Offense Vs. USC Defense

Golden Bears Offense Stats (Rank) Trojans Defense
23.7 (97) Points/Gm 32.5 (106)
397.7 (63) Yards/Gm 421.4 (103)
226.2 (65) Pass Yards/Gm 247.7 (108)
171.5 (54) Rush Yards/Gm 173.6 (99)
6.9 (92) Yards/Pass 8.8 (119)
5.1 (24) Yards/Rush 4.7 (100)
42.0% (49) 3rd Down % 43.0% (103)
9 (31) Turnovers 16 (7)
5 (29) Sacks 5 (99)

USC Offense Vs. Cal Defense

USC Offense Stats (Rank) Cal Defense
30.0 (53) Points/Gm 23.0 (42)
447.1 (20) Yards/Gm 363.9 (56)
301.4 (14) Pass Yards/Gm 227.2 (73)
145.7 (76) Rush Yards/Gm 136.7 (51)
7.2 (81) Yards/Pass 6.7 (25)
4.4 (58) Yards/Rush 4.0 (57)
43.4% (38) 3rd Down % 45.9% (117)
16 (112) Turnovers 12 (38)
7 (52) Sacks 3 (118)

When Cal Has The Ball

  • The Golden Bears rank 24th with 5.1 yards per carry, compared to the 4.7 per rush the Trojans allow (100th in the FBS).
  • Cal is No. 29 in college football in sacks allowed (five), up against the pass rush ranked 99th, owned by USC (five).
  • The Golden Bears are 49th in the FBS in third-down percentage (42.0%) and will be up against the 103rd-ranked Trojans defense in that category (43.0%).
  • Cal’s running game ranks 54th in the FBS (171.5 yards per game). USC gives up 173.6 rushing yards per game (99th).

When USC Has The Ball

  • The Golden Bears allow third-down conversions on 45.9% of their opponents’ attempts (117th in the FBS). The Trojans have a 43.4% third-down conversion rate, which ranks 38th in college football.
  • USC ranks 112th in college football, committing 16 turnovers this season, while Cal is 38th with 12 turnovers forced.
  • The Golden Bears’ defense has three sacks (10th-fewest in the FBS). The Trojans have conceded seven sacks to rank 52nd in college football.
  • USC averages 301.4 passing yards per game (14th in the FBS) compared to the 227.2 per game Cal gives up (73rd in college football).
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Cal Betting Trends And Insights

  • Cal has compiled a 6-5-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Golden Bears have covered the spread once this season (1-3 ATS) when playing as at least 4.5-point favorites.
  • A total of five out of Cal’s 11 games this season have gone over the point total.
  • In three of 11 games this season, Cal and its opponents have combined to score more than 57.5 points.
  • The Golden Bears have won 50% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (3-3).

USC Betting Trends And Insights

  • USC has compiled a 4-7-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Trojans have covered the spread once when an underdog by 4.5 points or more this season (in four opportunities).
  • A total of six USC games this year have hit the over.
  • USC has played seven games this season that have had more than 57.5 combined points scored.
  • The Trojans have been the underdog in four games this season, and they have failed to win any of those contests.

Cal Players To Watch

  • Chase Garbers leads his team with 2,155 passing yards (215.5 per game) and has a 63.9% completion percentage (186-of-291), throwing 15 touchdown passes and eight interceptions. He also has 440 rushing yards on 88 carries (with four touchdowns), averaging 44.0 yards per game.
  • Christopher Brown Jr. has churned out a team-best 501 rushing yards (45.5 per game) and two touchdowns.
  • Damien Moore has rushed for 496 yards on 92 carries (45.1 yards per game), with six touchdowns on the ground this year.
  • Trevon Clark has racked up 29 receptions for 604 yards, best on his team, and four touchdowns. He averages 67.1 receiving yards per game.
  • Kekoa Crawford has tacked on 31 catches for 451 yards this year. He averages 45.1 receiving yards per game.
  • Jeremiah Hunter has totaled 388 yards on 21 receptions with one touchdown, averaging 48.5 yards per game.

USC Players To Watch

  • This year, Kedon Slovis has racked up 2,153 passing yards (239.2 yards per game) while going 193-for-297 (65% completion percentage) and throwing 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
  • Keaontay Ingram has taken 156 carries for a team-leading 911 rushing yards (91.1 yards per game) while scoring five touchdowns. He’s also caught 22 passes for 154 yards (15.4 receiving yards per game).
  • Vavae Malepeai has rushed for 395 yards on 96 carries (39.5 yards per game), with six touchdowns on the ground this year.
  • Drake London has 88 catches and paces his team with 1,084 receiving yards (135.5 ypg) while scoring seven touchdowns.
  • Gary Bryant has added 44 receptions for 579 yards and seven touchdowns.
  • This season Tahj Washington has caught 49 passes for 543 yards and one touchdown, averaging 49.4 receiving yards per game.

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