Aggies open as underdog vs Trojans
Utah State Aggies vs Southern Cal Trojans Odds
The Southern Cal Trojans host Utah State on Saturday, looking to build on their 1-2 ATS mark against the 2-1 Aggies in NCAAF action at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
They will face the 2-1 Aggies, who own a 2-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Trojans are 1-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Aggies are 3-0 favoring the OVER.
Betting Line: Southern Cal were sitting as 7-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 27-rated Trojans and the No. 7-rated Aggies in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 56-39 win for the Aggies on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Cal's No. 85-ranked offense (24 PPG) against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 36 at 18.7 PPG. The Trojans passing attack has averaged 163.3 yards per game, more than the Aggies give up through the air (148 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Aggies feature the league's No. 38-rated road run defense, allowing 155 yards per game. Southern Cal, meanwhile, ranks No. 61 in rushing offense at home.
Utah State was a 70-6 winner in their most recent outing at home against Weber State. They covered the 39.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (76) made winners of OVER bettors. Weber State was unable to contain Joey DeMartino in its last action Saturday and the result was a 70-6 Week 3 loss against the Aggies.
Southern Cal was a 35-7 winner in its last match at home against Boston College. They covered the 15.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 42 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, Southern Cal got a 102-yard performance from Tre Madden as a key part of its 35-7 win over Boston College.
Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
Southern Cal Trojans Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
A few Aggies at Trojans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah State's last 5 games on the road
Utah State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Utah State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah State's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Southern Cal's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Cal's last 5 games
Southern Cal is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
Southern Cal is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
Utah State at San Jose State, Friday, September 27
Southern Cal at Arizona State, Saturday, September 28