|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAAFThere aren't a lot of headline-worthy matchups this week in college football, but a few ranked teams will face each other. Let's cover the No. 21 USC Trojans taking on the No. 19 Utah Utes. The game will kick off at 10:00 PM ET in Rice-Eccles Stadium.
USC is 5-2 SU so far this season, and 2-1 SU on the road. They are 5-2 ATS, and four of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other three all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 56-28 win over Colorado, where they covered the spread as 19 ½ point home favorites. The total went OVER the 59 ½ point line that was set by sportsbooks.
Utah is 5-1 SU overall this year, and 2-1 SU at home. They are 5-1 ATS, and two of their games have gone OVER the line, three have gone UNDER, and one was a PUSH. They are coming off of a 29-23 win over Oregon State, where they won against the spread as 1 ½ point road favorites. The total was a PUSH at 52 points.
The Trojans are 4-1 ATS in conference play, 4-1 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 6-2 ATS overall lately. They are 4-12 ATS on the road. The total has gone UNDER in 8 of their last 10 games against winning teams, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 after a win spreadwise.
The Utes are 5-0 ATS against teams with a winning record, 5-1 ATS overall recently, and 4-1 ATS on fieldturf. They are 7-16 ATS coming off of a SU win. The total has gone UNDER in 3 of their last 4 games overall, and UNDER in 3 of their last 4 conference matchups.
These teams last met in October 2013, when USC won 19-3. In that game, the Trojans covered the spread as 5 point home favorites, and the total went UNDER the 51 point line that was set.
For tonight's game, Utah is listed as a 1 point home favorite. The over/under is set at 51 ½ points. Utah is listed at -120 on the moneyline, with USC listed at even money.