Utah vs. USC: TV info, betting odds, and score predictions
USC will be looking to get back in the win column this weekend in a crucial Pac-12 matchup vs. Utah.
The Trojans are coming off of a disaster performance in a 48-20 loss to Notre Dame. USC’s offense turned it over 5 times in that loss, effectively handing the Irish a blowout victory. The Utes’ offense has struggled all season, but they’re coming off of perhaps its best game of the year in a 34-14 win over Cal last week.
Here’s all the info you need to know for Utah vs. USC:
TV and Kickoff Time
Kickoff time: 5 p.m. PT
Location: LA Memorial Coliseum
TV Network: FOX
Line: USC -7
Total: 52.5 points
Money line: USC -250 | Utah +210
ESPN’s FPI gives USC a 69.2% chance of winning this game.
Bill Connelly’s SP+ projects USC to win by a final score of 31-25.
Saturday Out West’s Jon Gold predicts USC will win 24-20 at home vs. the Utes:
Surprisingly, it’s not just the defense that ails USC, as Caleb Williams looks to rebound from his first career 3-interception game. Lincoln Riley’s offense was certainly in a funk against the Fighting Irish, so his ability to bounce back as well will tell the tale. I’m a bit worried about the offensive line’s ability to hold up against Pac-12 Midseason defensive MVP Jonah Elliss and the Utah defense.
“It’s a mixed bag,” Riley said this week. “There’s not like one central issue where it’s like, we’re just not doing this one thing well. There’s not like one player where it’s like, man, the other four guys are playing unbelievable and it’s just one guy we have to make a change (with). We’ve kind of been sharing the mistakes.”
Saturday Out West’s Derek Peterson picked the Trojans as well. Here’s his analysis on the game:
USC’s oft-discussed issues and the fact that this is Utah have people laying money hand over fist on the Utes to cover here. I get it. The Trojans haven’t been impressive on the offensive line for several weeks, and now have to handle Jonah Elliss and Utah’s very impressive defensive front. But Cameron Rising was a massive reason for Utah winning both games last season, and there was talk this week of a medical redshirt for the recovering quarterback. I don’t know how to feel about this game without Rising. Utah would need to keep the score in the 20s to have a realistic chance, and I’m not sure if that’s possible. This feels like a 31-17 spot where no one comes out happy.