Utah Runnin' Utes (4-2) at USC Trojans (5-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 4:00 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans -5.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Utah Utes and USC Trojans meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Galen Center.
The Utah Utes look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Utah Utes are averaging 71.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Alfonso Plummer is averaging 17.7 points and 3.3 rebounds while Timmy Allen is averaging 11.3 points and 4.7 rebounds. Branden Carlson is grabbing five rebounds and Mikael Jantunen is dishing one assist. The Utah Utes are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 63.8 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Utes are allowing 26.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.7 rebounds per game.
The USC Trojans look for a win after splitting their last four games. The USC Trojans are averaging 83.3 points on 53.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 35.6 percent shooting. Evan Mobley is averaging 16.3 points and nine rebounds while Drew Peterson is averaging 14.7 points and 2.3 assists. That Eaddy is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Mobley is dishing 1.7 assists. The USC Trojans are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 57.6 percent from the free throw line. The USC Trojans are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.
The Utes are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games. The Trojans are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games overall. The over is 9-2 in Utes last 11 overall. The over is 6-0 in Utes last 6 road games. The under is 36-16 in Trojans last 52 home games and 13-6 in Trojans last 19 overall. The favorite is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The under is 22-5 in Trojans last 27 Saturday games.
The USC Trojans have a clear edge on the offensive side here, and they've had a lot of success covering numbers dating back to last season. I'm not confident Utah will be able to score enough to hang in this contest. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with USC at home.