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Trojans vs Utes Betting Preview

Utah UtesSouthern Cal Trojans
4-3October 26, 2013, 04:00 | Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum4-3

The visiting Utes hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum against the Trojans.

Backers of the Trojans have seen them go 4-3 and 3-4 ATS so far this season, while the Utes are at 4-3 and 4-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Utes are 3-4, while the Trojans are 3-4.

View Utah Utes vs Southern Cal Trojans Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Trojans as -6.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

The Trojans - Utes odds would favor the Utes if the lines were set according to power ranks. Southern Cal is rated No. 66 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Utes sit at No. 60. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 33-29 win for the Utes.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 35-24 loser as they battled Arizona on the road. Utah failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 59 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Utes were Week 8 losers coming out on the wrong end of 35-24 score against Arizona. Silas Redd went over the 100-yard mark (112) in his team's latest effort, but Notre Dame still defeated Southern Cal by a score of 14-10.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Cal's No. 83-ranked offense, averaging 25.43 PPG, against a Utes defense that ranks No. 63 this week at 26.71 PPG. The Trojans aerial game is averaging 206.71 yards per game, less than the Utes secondary allows through the air, 255 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Utes feature the league's No. 107-rated road run defense, allowing 241.5 yards per game. Southern Cal, meanwhile, ranks No. 63 in rushing offense at home.

A few Utes at Trojans trends to consider:
Utah is 5-9-1 SU in its last 15 games
Utah is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Utah is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games on the road
Southern Cal is 5-11-1 SU in its last 17 games
Southern Cal is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Southern Cal is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Southern Cal's last 13 games at home

Next up:
Utah at Arizona State, Saturday, November 9th
Southern Cal at Oregon State, Friday, November 1st