The 24th-ranked USC Trojans will be looking to bounce back from their crushing loss last weekend while pulling off the upset over Pac-12 rival Utah when they host the Utes on Friday. With Utah looking to keep its hopes of a big-time bowl game and potential College Football Playoff berth alive, let’s find out where the best value lies in this pairing.
USC vs Utah 2019 College Football Week 4 Odds, Game Preview & Expert Pick
- When: Friday, September 20, 2019 at 9:00 PM ET
- Where: LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
- TV: FS1
- Radio: USC / Utah
- Live Stream: FoxSportsGo
- College Football Week 4 Odds: Utah -3.5 / Total: 55
- Sunny: 26°C/79°F
- Humidity: 59%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Wind: 8 mph SSW
- Cloud Cover: 6%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On Utah at -3.5?
The best reason to back the Utes is because they have an elite defense and they’ve beaten USC in two of the last three meetings, including last season’s convincing 41-28 home win.
Utah smacked Idaho State senseless in their 31-0 Week 3 win last weekend as quarterback Tyler Huntley passed for 282 yards with three touchdowns while running back Zack Moss logadded 106 rushing yards and one score.The Utes are averaging 32.0 points per game while limiting the opposition to just 9.7 points per game defensively to rank sixth nationally in points allowed.
- Average Score For: 32.50
- Total Yards: 384.50
- Pass Yards: 160
- Rush Yards: 224.50
- Average Score Against: 14.50
- Total Yards: 301
- Pass Yards: 221.50
- Rush Yards: 79.50
Why Bet On USC at +3.5?
The best reason to back USC is because the Trojans are playing at home in a rivalry that has seen the nome team cover the chalk in seven of the last eight meetings. USC has won four straight at home in this Pac-12 pairing and will be highly motivated after suffering a heartbreaking 30-27 overtime loss to BYU last weekend. Quarterback Kedon Slovis passed for 281 yards and two touchdowns but he also tossed three costly interceptions in the loss.
- Average Score For: 38
- Total Yards: 469.50
- Pass Yards: 324.50
- Rush Yards: 145
- Average Score Against: 21.50
- Total Yards: 398.50
- Pass Yards: 246.50
- Rush Yards: 152
USC vs Utah College Football Week 4 Betting Trends
- Utah is 1-5 ATS in the last 6 games
- Utah is 10-3 SU in the last 13 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Utah’s last 5 games played on a Friday
- USC is 5-13 ATS in the last 18 games.
- USC is 3-6 SU in the last 9 games.
- The total went OVER in 4 of USC’s last 5 games against Utah
Expert Analysis and Prediction for USC vs Utah
I know USC is playing at home, but for me, Utah is the far better team, particularly on defense. I’m fully expecting the Utes to get after USC quarterback Keldon Slovis while forcing the talented, but inexperienced signal-caller into a couple of costly turnovers.
The Trojans are a dismal 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games, 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games in September. Conversely, Utah has gone 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and a stellar 12-5 ATS in their last 17 road games. The Utes are the pick to win and cover the chalk in this one!
Pick: Utah -3.5