USC vs. Utah Total Prediction
Pac-12 rivals meet in Salt Lake City on Saturday night where the Utah Utes will host the USC Trojans at 8:00 p.m. ET. With the total sitting in the high-40s, will the two teams combine for enough points to push the score over the total?
8:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 20, 2018
Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Utes are 7-point favorites to beat the Trojans. The total, meanwhile, sits at 48 points. As of this writing, 59% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Utes.
USC freshman QB J.T. Daniels completed 17-of-34 passes for 272 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 31-20 victory over previously unbeaten Colorado. Daniels has tossed six touchdowns over his past two starts, and all seven of his scoring strikes have come at the Coliseum while he has no touchdowns and three interceptions in three starts away from home. The freshman will try to reverse that trend when he leads the Men of Troy to Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City next week to take on Utah in a key Pac-12 South game.
Utah junior QB Tyler Huntley had an 84.6 percent adjusted completion rate in Saturday's 42-10 win over Arizona according to Pro Football Focus. Huntley was all over the place in this one, running and catching a touchdown pass on top of his two passing touchdowns. His passing was ability was on full display as he posted a 151.3 passer rating in clean pockets and 158.3 on throws longer than 20 yards. UCLA is up next for Huntley and the Utes who have a chance to surge towards a conference championship appearance with a few more wins.
The under is 8-3 in the Trojans’ last 11 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
The under is 7-2 in the Utes’ last nine games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
The under is 7-3 in the Trojans’ last 10 games played in October, is 11-5 in their last 16 games following an ATS win and is 4-0 in their last four games following a straight up win. On the other side, the under is 7-1 in the Utes’ last eight games coming off a win of more than 20 points, is 4-0 in their last four games following a victory, and is 6-2 in their last eight home games versus an opponent with a winning road record.
College Football Prediction: USC/Utah under 48