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Cougars open as underdog vs Utes

Utah UtesWashington State Cougars
Nov 19, 5:00 PM | Turf of Martin Stadium

Utah Utes vs Washington State Cougars Odds


Martin Stadium features a battle between the host Washington State Cougars and the visiting Utah Utes in betting action Saturday.

They will face the 6-4 Utes, who own a 5-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cougars are 6-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Utes are 2-7-1 favoring the OVER.

View Utah vs Washington State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The visitors opened as 4.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as yet, check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Cougars at No. 67 and the Utes at No. 83 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 33-26 result in favor of the Utes.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington State's No. 43-ranked offense, averaging 31 PPG, against a Utes defense that ranks No. 17 this week at 19.2 PPG. The Cougars aerial game is averaging 318.7 yards per game, more than the Utes secondary allows through the air, 234.9 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Utes feature the league's No. 13-rated road run defense, allowing 98.6 yards per game. Washington State, meanwhile, ranks No. 92 in rushing offense at home.

Utah won its last outing, a 31-6 result against UCLA on November 12. Utah covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 37 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Last time out for Washington State, they were a 37-27 winner as they battled Arizona State at home. Washington State covered in the match as a 11.5-point underdog, while 64 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Utes at Cougars trends to consider:
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
Utah is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Utah's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington State's last 6 games at home
Washington State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games at home
Washington State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Utah home to Colorado, Friday, November 25
Washington State at Washington, Saturday, November 26