The USC Trojans may have seen their playoff hopes go down the drain by suffering two losses in their first three games, but they’ll still look to pull off the upset over No. 24 Utah when they visit their Pac-12 rivals on Friday night.
Now, let’s find out if the Trojans can cover the spread as slight road dogs.
USC Trojans Vs Utah Utes College Football Week 4 Odds & Pick
The college football week 4 odds favor Utah by 2-points to beat USC. The O/U is 47 points. If you are betting the moneyline, USC pays $105 on $100 while Utah pays $100 on $125.
What: USC Trojans (1-2) at No. 24 Utah Utes (3-0)
When: Friday, September 23, 2016
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Salt Lake City, UT
Stadium: Rice-Eccles Stadium
Spread: Utah -2
Moneyline: USC +105 vs Utah -125
Game Total: 47
Watch: FOX Sports
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Bet The USC Trojans at +2 Because…
USC (1-2 SU, 1-2 ATS)got smacked around liken nobody’s business in their humbling 27-10 loss against Christian McCaffery and Stanford on Saturday while never coming close to covering the spread as a 7.5-point underdog.
Quarterback Max Browne completed 18 of 28 passes for 191 yards but failed to throw a touchdown while backup Sam Darnold appeared and tossed an interception in just seven pass attempts.
The Trojans also allowed Stanford superstar Christian McCaffery to rush for 165 yards and one score while adding another 73 yards and one touchdown on four pass receptions.
Bet The Utah Utes at -2 Because…
Utah (3-0 SU, 1-2 ATS) rolled all over San Jose State in their commanding 34-17 Week 3 win while covering the college football betting line as a 13.5-point favorite in the process.
Quarterback Troy Williams completed 20 of 28 passes for 257 yards with one touchdown and one interception while a trio of running back all rushed for at least 61 yards and one score apiece. The Utes also forced three turnovers in the commanding win as they no await the Trojans.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Despite all of their roster talent, the USC Trojans are a complete and utter mess right now.
The Trojans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and a dismal 0-5 ATS in their last five road games.
I know the Utah Utes are just 1-5 ATS in their last six games, but they’ve also alternated SU wins and losses against USC the last three seasons – and it’s their turn to win after falling 42-24 as a 6-point road dog a year ago.
With the betting odds separating the two by 2-points, I say Utah wins outright at home to cover!