Utes face USC Trojans: NCAAB odds preview and stats
Utah Utes vs USC Trojans Odds
The Trojans will try to cover the spread at Galen Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Utah Utes in college basketball action.
The Trojans sit at 5-16 (7-13 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Utes are currently 5-15 (7-11-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? USC is 9-11 OU, and Utah is 10-9 OU.
USC opened as 12-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 207-rated Trojans and the No. 343-ranked Utes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 55-45 result in favor of the Trojans.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Utes rank No. 339 in NCAA Division 1 with 29 per game. That compares with USC’s No. 343 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where USC is college basketball's No. 338-ranked team at 3.7 per game, while the Utes rate No. 284 with 5 per game.
Defensively, Utah features the nation's No. 301-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.1 points per game. USC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 342 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Utah, they were a 76-49 loser as they battled UCLA on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 22-point underdog. Utah was run off the court by the Bruins on Thursday as UCLA routed them 76-49 at Pauley Pavilion.
USC lost its last outing, a 74-50 result against Colorado on January 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. USC was run off the court by the Buffaloes on Thursday as Colorado routed them 74-50 at Galen Center.
Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Oregon are 2-1
After a loss are 3-7
USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Washington State are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9
A few Utes at Trojans trends to consider:
Utah is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of USC's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of USC's last 7 games at home
USC is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
USC is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Utah home to Oregon, Thursday, February 2
USC at Washington State, Thursday, February 2