Cougars home to Utes in NCAAF betting action

Utah Utes Washington State Cougars
4-6 November 23, 2013, 03:30 | Martin Stadium 5-5



The Cougars will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Utes at Martin Stadium in Week 13 action.

They battle the Utes, currently with a 4-6 mark (6-4 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 5-4-1 for the Cougars and 4-6 for the Utes.

View Utah Utes vs Washington State Cougars Odds and Stats.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 69-rated Cougars and the No. 75-rated Utes in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 29-25 win for the Utes on Saturday.

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Connor Halliday led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 319 yards Saturday as the Cougars downed the Wildcats 24-17 at Arizona Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington State's No. 63-ranked offense, averaging 29.2 PPG, against a Utes defense that ranks No. 70 this week at 27 PPG. The Cougars aerial game is averaging 360.4 yards per game, more than the Utes secondary allows through the air, 244.7 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Utes own the league's No. 50-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 164.5 yards per game when on the road. Washington State, on the other hand, rates No. 124 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Utes at Cougars trends to consider:
Utah is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games
Utah is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Utah is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Washington State is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Washington State is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State's last 6 games
Washington State is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home


Next up:
Utah home to Colorado, Saturday, November 30th
Washington State at Washington, Friday, November 29th
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