Utah vs USC

Fri Dec 2 8:00PM
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UTAH3147234767.5
USC1430724-2.5

Utah vs USC Predictions

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Utah is on the road playing USC at the Allegiant Stadium stadium on Friday, 12/2/2022 @ 8:00pm EST. USC -3 was the opening favorite and line hasn't moved.

Utah looking to spoil USC season

This year, the Utah Utes have a 9-3 record. The Utes defeated the Colorado Buffaloes 63-21 in their last game. Rising completed 17/19 passes for 234 yards and three touchdowns. He ended the contest with a QB rating of 245 and no picks. Ja'Quinden Jackson led the Utes in rushing with 10 carries for 117 yards (11.7 yards per carry). In total, the Utah Utes rushed 43 times for 383 yards, an average of 8.9 yards per attempt. By the time the final whistle blew, they had run 67 plays for 662 yards. In total, Utah allowed 15 completions on 28 tries for 123 yards, a completion rate of 53.6%. In terms of stopping the run, the Utes conceded 62 yards on 25 attempts, or 2.5 yards per attempt.

For the year, the Utes have accumulated 5,612 total yards. Utah has scored 26 passing touchdowns and 34 rushing touchdowns. The team has turned the ball over 16 times. Utah has recorded 317 first downs and committed 54 infractions for 493 yards. They average 220.0 yards on the ground as a team, which ranks 10th in the nation. Utah Utes average 39.4 points per game when it comes to scoring.

With a power ranking of 7, Utah is ranked #15 in offense (scoring an average of 37.27 per game), #25 in defense (allowing an average of 20.00 points to be scored against them per game) and are 9-3 (7-5 ATS) this season.

USC win away from playoff birth

In terms of points scored, the Trojans rank 3rd in Division 1 with 42.5 points per game. Thus far, the Trojans have accumulated 3,871 passing yards and 322.6 throwing yards per game, ranking 6th in Division 1. USC Trojans average 506.6 yards per game, which ranks them 5th in the country. USC's offense has totaled 736 penalty yards on 79 infractions, which ranks 45th in college football for helping out the other team.

The Trojans are giving up 26.3 points per game, which places them 61st in Division 1. For the year, USC has given up 1,709 yards on the ground (142.4 yards per game) and 22 touchdowns via the rush. In total, they have surrendered 316 points. With 20 touchdowns via the pass and 262.8 yards per game, they rank 110th in Division 1. Trojans' defense has participated in 788 plays, which ranks 42nd in the nation.

USC Trojans has a power ranking of 16 and are #3 for offense (scoring an average of 42.91 per game), #67 for defense (giving up an average of 20.00 points per game) and 11-1 (8-4 ATS) overall. Utah went 1-2 (2-1 ATS) in their last 3 matchups against USC.

Utah Injuries

  • RB Tavion Thomas Is out for season, Toe
  • TE Brant Kuithe Is out for season, Leg
  • TE Dalton Kincaid Is probable Friday vs USC, Undisclosed
  • DE Van Fillinger Is out for season, Leg

USC Injuries

  • QB Mo Hasan Is out indefinitely, Achilles
  • RB Travis Dye Is out for season, Lower Body
  • S Briton Allen Is out indefinitely, Knee
  • TE Jude Wolfe Is out indefinitely, Foot
  • CB Adonis Otey Is out indefinitely, Undisclosed
  • G Jason Rodriguez Is out indefinitely, Undisclosed
  • WR Joshua Jackson Jr. Is out indefinitely, Undisclosed
  • DB Xavion Alford Is out indefinitely, Undisclosed
  • LB Romello Height Is out for season, Shoulder
  • S Jaylin Smith Is "?" Friday vs Utah, Undisclosed
  • DB Domani Jackson Is "?" Friday vs Utah, Leg

Curated Picks & Predictions

  • Based on the current lines, Oddsmakers predict the score to be UTAH 36.5, USC 30.5.
  • 59% of SportsJaw players predict USC Trojans to cover.
  • OddsShark's prediction is Utah will win, cover the spread, and the total will go over.
  • 66% picked USC Trojans on Covers.com
  • SportsJaw's ScoreCaster prediction: Utes 28 to Trojans 42.

Staff Prediction

Utah handed the Trojans their only loss of the season back in October. Utah has a really good defense that has held opponents to just over 20 PPG. That is the difference here. Utah has the offensive capabilities to buy their defense some time to get the right amount of stops for them to keep this close all game. Utah may win this outright. 

Pick: Utah +3

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It's hard to imagine anyone stopping USC at this point. Utahs defense is legit but so is USCs offense.

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Revenge game. USC only lost was to Utah. As for the Utes, their defense is not the same, and on top, USC home a must win. USC wins and makes playoff final 4.
38-27 USC playoff bound.

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Utah handed the Trojans their only loss of the season back in October. Utah has a really good defense that has held opponents to just over 20 PPG. That is the difference here. Utah has the offensive capabilities to buy their defense some time to get the right amount of stops for them to keep this close all game. Utah may win this outright.

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Caleb will not be denied (well...until Georgia says hello).

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Big time game for the Trojans with a big time quarterback place your bet early to get the minus 3, Their will be some points scored in the pac 12 championship game! It could come down to the last possession and big time guys will make the big time plays!
TAKE USC-3

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