Utah Utes vs USC Trojans in college hoops odds
USC Trojans vs Utah Utes Odds
The Utah Utes will try to cover the spread at Huntsman Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the USC Trojans in NCAA basketball action.
The Utes bring a 8-7 record (10-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-10 Trojans, who are 5-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Utah go 3-6 so far and the Trojans go 7-7.
The visitors opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Utes at No. 12 and the Trojans at No. 239 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 72-61 result in favor of the Utes.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Trojans rank No. 200 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.7 per game. That compares with Utah’s No. 57 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is college basketball's No. 159-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Trojans rate No. 302 with 4.7 per game.
Defensively, USC features the nation's No. 213-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.4 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 217 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, USC was a 66-60 loser on the road against Colorado. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. The Trojans endured a 66-60 loss at the hands of the Buffaloes on Thursday, despite a 16-point effort from Eric Wise at Coors Events Center.
Utah lost its last outing, a 57-53 result against UCLA on January 10. They covered in that game as a 7-point underdog. Utah got 12 points from Cedric Martin but lost anyway, 57-53, to UCLA on Thursday at Huntsman Center.
USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Oregon are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 1-0
After a loss are 3-7
Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Washington State are 3-2
After playing UCLA are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Trojans at Utes trends to consider:
USC is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
USC is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Utah is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Utah is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
USC home to Oregon, Thursday, January 17
Utah at Washington State, Wednesday, January 16