Utes home to Cougars in NCAAF betting action
Washington State Cougars vs Utah Utes Odds
The Utah Utes host Washington State on Saturday, looking to build on their 4-4 ATS mark against the 2-6 Cougars in NCAAF action at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
This season the Utes are 3-5 overall and 4-4 ATS against the number, while the Cougars are 2-6 and 3-5 ATS. As for the totals, Utah is 2-4-1 on the OU, and Washington State is 3-4.
Betting Line: The home team opened as 12-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Utes at No. 56 and the Cougars at No. 108 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 24-16 result in favor of the Utes.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 91-ranked offense (23.8 PPG) against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 77 at 29.6 PPG. The Utes passing attack has averaged 193 yards per game, less than the Cougars give up through the air (267.8 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Cougars feature the league's No. 20-rated road run defense, allowing 113 yards per game. Utah, meanwhile, ranks No. 100 in rushing offense at home.
Washington State was a 24-17 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Stanford. They covered the 25.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (41) made winners of UNDER bettors. Jeff Tuel's 401-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Stanford earned a 24-17 win over Washington State on Saturday at Stanford Stadium.
In their last action, Utah was a 49-27 winner at home against California. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (76) was profitable news for OVER bettors. John White went over the 100-yard mark (105) in his team's latest effort as Utah defeated California by a score of 49-27 on Saturday.
Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 1-9
Utah Utes Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Cougars at Utes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington State's last 6 games on the road
Washington State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Washington State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Washington State is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Utah is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
Utah is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Washington State home to UCLA, Saturday, November 10
Utah at Washington, Saturday, November 10