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Utes take on Trojans in Week 2 contest

Utah UtesSouthern Cal Trojans
Sep 10, 7:30 PM | Grass of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Utah Utes vs Southern Cal Trojans Odds


Week 2 action on Saturday will see the Trojans looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Utes visit Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The Utes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Trojans are 0-1 ATS. Utah is 0-1 on the totals; Southern Cal is 0-1.

View Utah vs Southern Cal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Odds makers opened the Trojans as 10.5-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 53.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 51-rated Trojans and the No. 40-rated Utes in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 35-20 win for the Utes on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits the Southern Cal's #87-ranked offense, averaging 19 PPG, against a Utes defensive that ranks #23 this week at 10 PPG. The Trojans aerial game is averaging 304 yards per game, more than the Utes secondary allows through the air, 183 YPG per game.

In their last action, Utah was a 27-10 winner at home against Montana State. They failed to cover the 29.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (37) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Southern Cal, they were a 19-17 winner as they battled Minnesota at home. Southern Cal failed to cover in the match as a 24-point favorite, while 36 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 8-2

Southern Cal Trojans Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Utes at Trojans trends to consider:
Utah is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games on the road
Utah is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Cal's last 5 games
Southern Cal is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
Southern Cal is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Cal's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Utah at BYU, Saturday, September 17
Southern Cal home to Syracuse, Saturday, September 17