Free Week 4 Prediction: Trojans vs Utes Odds
Looking for USC Trojans vs. Utah Utes free picks? Week 4 College football betting sees the Trojans taking on the UtesFriday, September 23, 2016 at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(1-2) USC Trojans vs. #23 Utah Utes (3-0)
Date: Friday, September 23, 2016
Time: 9:00 PM EDT
Venue: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah
NCAA Football Spread: Utah -3
NCAA Betting Total: 46.5
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USC has gotten off to a rocky start and will now try to get back on track when they travel to #23 Utah on Friday night.
Utah cracked the Top 25 with their 3-0 start, with their latest coming against San Jose State.
The Trojans start to the season hasn’t been the most ideal one. Three tough opponents to start the season has resulted in a 1-2 record and has USC reeling a bit at the moment.
USC dropped to 0-2 on the road and now 0-1 in conference play as Stanford got them good on Saturday in a 27-10 defeat.
A pair of road games against top ranked teams in Alabama and Stanford have seen USC score just 16 points while conceding 79 points.
USC will try to find the form here on the road that they had in their 45-7 win over Utah State in Week 2. The Trojans racked up 422 yards of offense and controlled the tempo from the start.
The explosive, big play has been what’s missing from the Trojans offense here in the early going. Things certainly won’t get any easier for them either as the Utes like to control the clock and work their run game.
USC will have to take chances down field as conservative play will result in what has happened in their games against Alabama and Stanford.
While Utah’s non conference schedule wasn’t one of the best, they still managed to take care of business and now enter play here against USC with a perfect 3-0 record and in the Top 25.
Utah shutout Southern Utah in the season opener, squeaked one out against BYU, and then went on the road and took down San Jose State.
They’ve relied heavily on their strong defense, one that will certainly give the Trojans some fits.
Utah ranks 13th in the nation with just 263.7 yards against.
The stat that stands out the most is their points against. Utah has given up just 12 points per game, which ranks 10th in the nation. Look for them to really mix in a lot of blitz packages as the Trojans offense has looked uneasy on the road this season.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Trojans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Trojans are 29-11 ATS in their last 40 games following a straight up loss.
- Trojans are 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Utes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Utes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Utes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games.
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This is a make or break game for the Trojans.
Sitting at 1-2 and 0-1 in conference play, look for the Trojans to come out inspired here, knowing they need a win.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: USC +3
This one will come to down to the wire in the 4th in what ends up in a lower scoring affair.
Week 4 Free Score Prediction: USC 23- Utah 20
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