Free College Football Picks Today: California-Los Angeles Bruins vs Southern California Trojans 11/19/22

Free College Football Picks Today: California-Los Angeles Bruins vs Southern California Trojans 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

Two of the country’s top scoring offenses are set to meet at Rose Bowl on Saturday, as the No. 16 University of California at Los Angeles Bruins (8-2, 5-2 Pac-12) welcome the No. 7 University of Southern California Trojans (9-1, 7-1 Pac-12). The Trojans are 2.5-point favorites, and the total is 76.

USC is coming off a runaway 55-17 win over Colorado at United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum last Friday, their third straight victory.

Caleb Williams threw for 268 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Austin Jones ran 11 times for 74 yards. He added four receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown. Kyle Ford caught three passes for 73 yards.

UCLA lost 34-28 to Arizona at Rose Bowl last Saturday. Dorian Thompson-Robinson was 26 of 39 for 245 yards and a touchdown.

Zach Charbonnet carried 24 times for 181 yards and three touchdowns and added nine catches for 38 yards. Hudson Habermehl added a touchdown of his own. He caught three receptions for 64 yards.


The Bruins won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 62-33 victory in November. Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw four touchdowns for UCLA, as Kazmeir Allen scored twice.


The Trojans are averaging 42.4 points per game for the season, third in FBS, and they are facing a Bruins defense that has surrendered 26.4 PPG (71st).

Meanwhile, UCLA has scored 39.5 points a game this season, 11th in the country, and USC is allowing 24.4 PPG (51st). The Trojans rank as one of the country’s top teams in passing yards per game (316.9, 10th), while they are 41st in rushing yards (182.5).

The Bruins are 102nd in passing yards allowed per game (254.4) and 31st against the run (124.4).UCLA has been one of the nation’s top rushing teams, averaging 240.1 yards per game (9th), while ranking 37th in passing yards (264.0). The Trojans are allowing 252.7 passing yards (99th) and 141.5 rushing yards per game (57th).


Through 10 games, Caleb Williams has thrown for 31 touchdowns (2 INT) and 301.0 yards per game to lead USC in passing. In four away games this season, he has 15 TDs and an average of 328.2 yards passing. Travis Dye leads the team in rushing with an average of 88.4 yards a game over 10 games.

He has nine touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Jordan Addison is the Trojans’ leading receiver with 73.4 yards a game and seven TDs. Dorian Thompson-Robinson has 20 passing touchdowns (4 INT) with 238.5 yards per game through 10 games to lead UCLA.

In seven home games this season, he has thrown for 14 TDs (2 INT) and an average of 245.7 yards. Zach Charbonnet has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 143.1 yards a game through eight games.

He also has been valuable as a receiver, accumulating 33.8 yards a game through the air. He has 13 touchdowns. Jake Bobo has been a key target in the Bruins’ passing game. He has six touchdowns and a 65.1 yard per game average through 10 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Foottball Pick:

UCLA (+110)

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