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Utah vs USC Preview & Picks – Utah To Cover In Pac-12 Championship Game

28 Nov 2022
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Leigh Copson 28 Nov 2022
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  • Utah vs USC Pac-12 Championship Game picks for Friday, December 2
  • Game gets underway at 20:00 ET at Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas
  • Preview, stats & head-to-head
Utah vs USC Pac-12 Championship Game Preview & Picks
    Utah vs USC Preview & Picks
  • Utah vs USC Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Utah Form
  • USC Form
  • Utah vs USC FAQs

Utah vs USC Preview & Picks

Utah are backed to cover as a betting underdog in the Pac-12 Championship Game.

The Utes have beaten USC in each of the last two years and the underdog has tended to cover in recent meetings.

  • Utah are 3-1-0 ATS in their last 4 games
  • Utah are 2-0 in their last 2 games vs USC
  • The betting underdog is 4-0-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings
  • The Over has cashed in each of USC’s last 6 games
  • The Over has hit in the last 2 meetings between the teams

Head To Head

  • USC lead the all-time series 11-6
  • Utah won 43-42 when the teams last met on October 15

Utah Form

Utah go into the Pac-12 Championship Game having compiled a 9-3 regular season record.

The Utes opened with a surprise 29-26 defeat at Florida, but rebounded with a four-game win streak.

They blew out Southern Utah 73-7 before beating San Diego State 35-7, and they then won their first two conference games of the season.

Utah won 34-13 at Arizona State and 42-16 at home to Oregon State, before suffering a 42-32 defeat at #18 UCLA.

They bounced back the following weekend with a 43-32 win at #7 USC, and then backed that up with a 21-17 victory at Washington State.

The Utes took their win streak to four games with home wins against Arizona (45-20) and Stanford (42-7), only to see it come to an end with a 20-17 loss at #12 Oregon.

The hit back immediately though, blowing out Colorado 63-21 in the road in their regular season finale.

USC Form

USC are looking to avenge their only regular season defeat when they face Utah in the conference championship.

The Trojans raced out of the blocks to win their first six games of the regular season, starting with a 66-14 rout of Rice.

They then won 41-28 at Stanford in their conference opener, and followed that up with a 45-17 win against Fresno State and a 17-14 victory at Oregon State.

Their streak then hit six games as they beat Arizona State 42-25 and Washington State 30-14 at home.

USC’s run was brought to a halt in mid-October though, as they lost 43-42 at Friday night’s opponents, #20 Utah.

The Trojans have not lost since though, wrapping up the regular season with five consecutive wins.

They win 45-27 at Arizona before returning home to beat California 41-35 and Colorado 55-17.

USC then won 48-45 in a shootout at #16 UCLA, before taking down #13 Notre Dame, 38-27, at home.

Utah vs USC FAQs

Where can I watch the Utah vs USC live stream?

You can watch the Utah vs USC live stream by using ExpressVPN.

What is the Utah vs USC start time?

The Utah vs USC game is set to start at 20:00 ET.

Verdict

Utah have won the last two meetings and have scored a combined 85 points while doing it.

That total is hard to ignore, so we are backing the underdog Utes to, at the very least, cover here.

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