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 . 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