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Pac 12 Tournament - USC Trojans Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Utah Utes

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away USC Trojans taking on the Utah Utes Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the USC Trojans in this one, their betting line was listed as 3-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

USC Trojans vs Utah Utes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The USC Trojans will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 18-14 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Utah Utes are 15-14-1 ATS. USC Trojans are 17-15 on betting the total; Utah Utes are 16-14.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Utah Utes rated this week at No. 26 and the USC Trojans sitting at No. 230.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Utah's No. 51-ranked offense, averaging 78.06 PPG, against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 196 at 74.59 PPG. The Utes field goal percentage has averaged 48.88% so far, more than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.86% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Trojans blew out UCLA on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 95-71 win at MGM Grand.

Jakob Poeltl scored 16 points leading the Utes to a 57-55 victory over Colorado at Jon M. Huntsman Center on Saturday.