Initial Glance: Betting Odds and Lines for Utah vs. USC

On October 14, 2023, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, quarterback Bryson Barnes (16) of the Utah Utes made an impressive run for a touchdown against the California Golden Bears during the second half at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Photo credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports.

This Saturday, the Utah Utes (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) will face off against the USC Trojans (6-1, 4-0) at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The game is set to kick off at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcasted on FOX. In the following lines, we’ll delve into the odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook for the Utah vs. USC match-up. Additionally, you can check out SportsbookWire’s picks and predictions for college football.

After a setback with a 21-7 loss to Oregon State on September 29, Utah made a strong comeback, securing a 34-14 victory over Cal. This not only resulted in Utah covering a 9-point spread but also marked the first time this season that the Over (42.5) was hit, following five consecutive Under results. The 34 points scored were the highest this season for Utah.

The Trojans, on the other hand, faced a tough 48-20 defeat on the road against Notre Dame, falling short of covering as 3-point underdogs. The game also saw the Over (60.5) being achieved. USC has struggled to cover the spread in their last four games, and their defense has allowed 41 or more points in three consecutive matches. USC has favored the Over, which holds a 6-1 record overall.

According to the US LBM Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports, Utah holds the 14th position, while USC sits at 16th.

Moneyline (ML):

  • Utah +180 (Bet $100 to win $180)
  • USC -220 (Bet $220 to win $100)

Against the spread (ATS):

  • Utah +5.5 (-110)
  • USC -5.5 (-110)

Over/Under (O/U):

  • 55.5
    • Over: -115
    • Under: -105

Odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook; refer to the USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for the most recent updates. The lines were last updated on Sunday at 10:41 p.m. ET.

2023 Betting Statistics

Moneyline (ML):

  • Utah: 5-1
  • USC: 6-1

Against the Spread (ATS):

  • Utah: 3-2-1
  • USC: 2-5

Over/Under (O/U):

  • Utah: 1-5
  • USC: 6-1

Head-to-Head: Utah at USC

The Trojans maintain a 13-9 series lead, though Utah has proven to be a formidable opponent for USC in recent encounters. The Utes have secured three consecutive victories in the series, including a decisive 47-24 win in the Pac-12 Championship Game, thwarting the Trojans’ playoff aspirations.

In each of their three victories during this streak, Utah has tallied 42 or more points, while allowing an average of 30.7 points per game (PPG). Since 2014, the Utes boast a 6-4 straight-up record, and they hold a 5-3 ATS advantage in the past eight matchups. The Over has hit in each of the last three games, accumulating a 7-2 record in the past nine meetings.

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