Free Week 12 Prediction: Trojans vs. Bears Odds
Looking for USC Trojans vs. California Bears free picks? Week 12 betting sees the Trojans taking on the Bears on Saturday, November 16th at California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this USC California Week 12 free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 12
(6-4) USC Trojans vs. California Bears (5-4)
Date: Saturday, November 16th 2019
Time: 11:000 pm EST
Venue: California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, California
NCAA Football Spread: Trojans -6
NCAA Betting Total: 48.5
Click here to view… CFB ATS Stats & NCAAF Betting Insight for this game!
USC has a shot at the PAC 12 South title, if Utah stumbles, but mostly every win just might be about extending their coach another week.
After a bad string of losses Cal finally won last week. Now they have to get one more to go to a bowl.
This used to be the premier matchup in the PAC 10 for a while. USC is looking for some revenge here.
USC has won its last two conference road games against Colorado and Arizona State. This one is probably a little bit tougher because Cal is so good on defense.
Kedon Slovis has been really good this season but he is questionable for this one. Matt Fink has his moments but is not as poised so keep watching the injury reports.
If Slove is is a god he has his compliment of elite receivers to work with. They are really going to challenge that strong Bears defense.
The USC defense is not nearly as stout. They have injuries on that side of the ball for sure but the group needs to b better. Thankfully Cal is not an offensive juggernaut.
Cal has been good about dragging teams into the mud. USC’s best hope is to jump out to a lead and force play to be a little speedier.
The Bears got a win after dropping four straight. They have been decimated by injuries to the QB position this season but Devin Modster returned and had his best game as a collegian in the win. They need him to play well again.
That has not been his history though so even though USC is not a strong defense it is no slam dunk.
The 4-0 start for the Bears was built upon defense. For the first month of the season the Bears were giving the Ducks and Utes a run for the best defense in the conference.
As things loosened up the offense just wasn’t able to overcome. The defense didn’t crumble but there are only so many times you can keep an offense at bay when your own is giving no support. They need some balance here.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- USC are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games on fieldturf.
- USC are 5-2-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Under is 7-3 in USC last 10 games on fieldturf.
- CAL are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games in November.
- Under is 14-3 in CAL last 17 conference games.
- Under is 7-2 in CAL last 9 games as an underdog.
Free Week 12 NCAA Football Pick
USC is the favorite here and by a TD essentially. I think that means that the market thinks Slovis will play. That is a critical piece.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Over 48.5
I am looking for the Bears to continue to have some passable offensive play. The Trojans lack of defense will help that out for sure.
USC is pretty good at putting up points this season. They should be motivated on the road to keep playing to their strengths.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: USC 38 – Cal 34
If you’re looking for more picks like this USC Trojans vs. California Bears matchup we’ll be providing 4* free College football game predictions on the blog all season long, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free CFB Football picks!
Check out our Updated College Football Betting Odds.