Utes visit Beavers in Week 8 battle
Utah Utes vs Oregon State Beavers Odds
The Beavers will try to win and cover the spread at Reser Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Utes in Week 8 action.
The Beavers are 5-0 so far on the season, and 4-1 ATS vs. the number. The Utes, meanwhile, are 2-4 and 3-3 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Oregon State go 2-3 and the Utes go 1-3-1 on the totals.
Betting Line: The Utes were listed as 7-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Beavers, currently No. 14 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Utes, who rate No. 52 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 32-21 victory for the Beavers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oregon State's No. 70-ranked offense, averaging 27.2 PPG, against a Utes defense that ranks No. 50 this week at 24 PPG. The Beavers aerial game is averaging 338 yards per game, more than the Utes secondary allows through the air, 226.5 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Utes feature the league's No. 59-rated road run defense, allowing 158.3 yards per game. Oregon State, meanwhile, ranks No. 119 in rushing offense at home.
Utah lost its last outing, a 21-14 result against UCLA on October 13. Utah covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 35 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Utes suffered a Week 7 loss against UCLA in their last game, falling 21-14 at Rose Bowl.
Last time out for Oregon State, they were a 42-24 winner as they battled BYU on the road. Oregon State covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 66 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cody Vaz led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 332 yards Saturday as the Beavers downed the Cougars 42-24 at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Utah Utes Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Oregon State Beavers Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4
A few Utes at Beavers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Utah's last 15 games on the road
Utah is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Oregon State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oregon State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oregon State's last 12 games at home
Oregon State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Utah home to California, Saturday, October 27
Oregon State at Washington, Saturday, October 27