USC vs. Utah prediction, line: Trojans defense leads to Under

USC is in the midst of one of the toughest conference road trips in the country, going from playing in Colorado to Utah. But defense and rebounding has a tendency to travel well.

USC has played 19 Unders to just eight Overs this season. Just 15 teams entered the weekend playing a higher percentage of their games under the total.

A big reason USC is playing lower-scoring games has been their two big men, Onyeka Okongwu and Nick Rakocevic, combining to average more than 17 rebounds per game. Okongwu also ranks sixth in the country in blocked shots per game with 2.9.

Utah has failed to exceed 64 points in any of its past seven games, but in that span has a 60-45 win against USC to its credit.

With USC scoring more than 70 points just once in its past seven games and ranking 13th in the country in 2-point shooting defense, it should lead to another Under for these squads.

The play: USC at Utah, Under 135 ¹/₂.

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