Free Week 8 Prediction: Utes vs Trojans Odds
Week 8 College football betting sees the Utah Utes taking on the USC Trojans on Saturday October 24rd at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Utah Utes (6-0) vs. USC Trojans (3-3)
Date: Saturday October 24
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Coliseum – Los Angeles, California
NCAA Football Spread: USC -3.5
NCAA Betting Total: 59.5
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This is a huge road game for the Utes. Not just in terms of conference standings and playoffs but in terms of national respect.
For the Trojans they are looking for signs of life after back to back losses and a coaching change.
The Utes shot up the rankings when they clobbered Oregon on the road a few weeks ago. Now they are looking to justify that perception with an eye on their first PAC 12 crown and a trip to the playoffs.
However, despite all their success this season they are still the underdog in this one.
Their is just that much second though about this program.
Partly because a big portion of their success this season has been because of turnovers, something that is hard to predict.
In my opinion this is a very good, but not great Utah team. They are always well coached and do a good job of getting kids that improve once they are on campus.
Their identity is to be tough and physical and to make the most of their opportunities. They are kind of the anti USC these days.
This has certainly been an interesting season for the Men of Troy. There might have been many that would have said they were not quite ready for their playoff closeup but none could have anticipated all the other stuff.
Still this team is loaded with talent, which is why they are still a favourite this week against Utah. If they play their best there are few teams that can compete with USC.
The Trojans offense is led by QB Cody Kessler. Not the greatest talent he gets the job done by putting the ball in the hands of playmakers. He was sharp against Notre Dame but a key turnover really hurt the team.
With a couple of weeks to think about it look for him to be very focused and effective against Utah.
USC is very frustrating these days because everything is in place to have the kind of success we are used to seeing from them.
Perhaps this is a turning point otherwise this is suddenly a sub .500 team.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 6-0 in Utes last 6 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Utes are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- Under is 6-1 in Utes last 7 games on grass.
- Over is 4-0 in Trojans last 4 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Trojans are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Under is 6-1 in Trojans last 7 conference games.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Prediction
The Trojans have killed me more than once over the last few seasons but I like them here. Public opinion on both teams seems a little off.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: USC ATS
I will tease the number down though just to be on the safe side.
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