The USC Trojans are 3-0 straight up and against the spread in their last three home games against the Utah Utes. The Trojans will try to extend that streak to four straight wins this Saturday at home against the Utes.
USC is a 13-point home favorite in Los Angeles at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In their last 10 home games against teams with winning records, the Trojans are 10-0 SU.
Utah Utes at USC Trojans
When: Saturday, October 14, 8:00 p.m. ET
Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Betting Line / Total: USC -13 / 53 Points
Coming off a 30-27 road loss to the Washington State Cougars, the Trojans got just what the doctor ordered in a home game against the lowly Oregon State Beavers last Saturday. USC failed to cover the spread as 32-point favorites, but did manage to roll to an uneventful 38-10 win; the team’s first win by more than 10 points since its season opener against Western Michigan.
With this week’s test against Utah and a road game next week against Notre Dame, the Trojans are hoping that blowout win puts the team back on track after a shaky first half.
The Trojans are 9-0 SU and 6-3 ATS in their last nine home games against Pac-12 opponents per the OddsShark College Football Database.
Utah cracked the AP Top 25 with a 4-0 SU and ATS start to the season, but its stay there was short-lived after a 23-20 home loss to the Stanford Cardinal last Saturday.
The Utes have won two of their last three games against the Trojans, but both of those wins came at home. The team is 6-3 SU and 8-1 ATS in its last nine games as a road underdog and 8-1 SU and ATS in its last nine games played in Week 7.
Saturday night’s total is set at 53 points at online sports betting sites. The UNDER is 7-1 in Utah’s last eight games.
USC came into the season as one of the top favorites to win the national championship, and the Trojans still control their own destiny in the Pac-12. But this team has not looked sharp over its 5-1 start, enduring a number of close calls and going just 1-5 ATS. The Trojans will need their best effort this Saturday against a deceptively good Utah team that could pounce if USC plays another sloppy game.