Utes Golden Bears Betting Preview for Week 9

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Oct 27, 9:45 PM | Turf of Rice-Eccles Stadium

California Golden Bears vs Utah Utes Odds

3-5TEAM RECORD2-5

The Utah Utes host California on Saturday, looking to build on their 3-4 ATS mark against the 3-5 Golden Bears in NCAAF action at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Backers of the Utes have seen them go 2-5 and 3-4 ATS so far this season, while the Golden Bears are at 3-5 and 3-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Bears are 2-5, while the Utes are 1-4-1.

View California vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Utah were sitting as 1.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 52-rated Utes and the No. 78-ranked Golden Bears, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 24-20 result in favor of the Golden Bears.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 107-ranked offense (20.1 PPG) against a Golden Bears defense that ranks No. 62 at 25.8 PPG. The Utes passing attack has averaged 198.3 yards per game, less than the Golden Bears give up through the air (264.5 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Golden Bears own the league's No. 62-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 165 yards per game when on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 109 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

California was a 21-3 loser in its last match at home against Stanford. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 24 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Golden Bears suffered a Week 8 loss against Stanford in their last game, falling 21-3 at California Memorial Stadium.

Utah was a 21-7 loser in its last match on the road against Oregon State. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 28 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, the Utes were Week 8 losers coming out on the wrong end of 21-7 score against Oregon State.

California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Golden Bears at Utes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of California's last 9 games on the road
California is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
California is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Utah is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games
Utah is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
California home to Washington, Friday, November 2
Utah home to Washington State, Saturday, November 3

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