USC Trojans vs Utah Utes Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 2 (12/2) NCAAF
- Lm Tipster
- Dec 1, 2022, 11:46:52 PM
|Time||8:00 p.m. EST|
|Utah money line||+130|
|Utah spread||+3 (-110)|
|USC money line||-150|
|USC spread||-3 (-110)|
|Over / under||67|
2022 season stats
|Utah Utes||USC Trojans|
|Neutral site record||0-0||0-0|
|Points per game||39.7||42.6|
|Points allowed per game||20.1||26.7|
|Pass yards per game||247.7||322.3|
|Rush yards per game||220.0||184.3|
|Total yards per game||467.0||506.7|
|Total yards allowed per game||317.0||405.0|
The #4 USC Trojans will meet the #11 Utah Utes at the Allegiant Stadium on Friday night to play the Pac-12 Championship Game. These teams faced each earlier this season and the Utes beat the Trojans 43-42 in Utah but failed to cover as -3.5 points favorites.
The Utes get here with a 9-3 record after destroying the Colorado Buffaloes 63-21 on the road. Cameron Rising threw three touchdown passes Saturday before taking a seat for the second half, Ja'Quinden Jackson ran for three score. The Utes are in their fourth championship game in five years, but the season did not meet expectations. They hoped to make a serious run at the playoffs, but were defeated by Florida, UCLA, and Oregon.
The defense ranks 17th, allowing 317.5 yards per game and 5.55 yards per play. The pass defense allows 206.2 yards per game (36th), while the rushing defense surrenders 111.1 yards per game (17th).
USC State Trojans
The Trojans are 11-1 so far this season with their only loss coming against the Utah Utes. In their last game they beat the Notre Dame Irish 38-27 at home. Willams polished his Heisman credentials with 232 yards passing and four total touchdowns. USC became the first team to gain 400 yards and to score more than 32 points this season against the Irish while completing its first 11-win regular season since 2008.
This team ranks 3rd in offense in the nation averaging 42.6 points per game and Caleb Williams has been on fire this season with 34 touchdowns and only 3 interceptions as he's one of the top candidates for the Heisman trophy.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games.
Utah are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Utah are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games against an opponent in the Pac-12 conference.
Southern California are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern California's last 6 games.
Southern California are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern California's last 8 games against Utah.
Two of the best teams in the country meet again but this time they'll play in a neutral site. The last time they met in Utah, the game was all about offense as Rising scampered up the middle for a go-ahead two-point conversion with 48 seconds left to win the game. USC has the better quarterback so if the defense can pressure Cameron Rising they definitely win this game as the Trojans have the more explosive offense. Take USC.
PICK: USC -3 (-110)
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