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Golden Bears host Utes in Week 8 action

Utah UtesCalifornia Golden Bears
Oct 22, 7:00 PM | Grass of AT&T Park

Utah Utes vs California Golden Bears Odds


The California Golden Bears host Utah on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-4 ATS mark against the 3-3 Utes in NCAAF action at AT&T Park.

The Utes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Bears are 2-4 ATS. Utah is 1-4-1 on the totals; California is 3-3.

View Utah vs California Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Utes in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Golden Bears sit at No. 28 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Utes are at No. 34 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Utes will win this game 30-28.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up California's No. 48-ranked offense (30.3 PPG) against a Utes defense that ranks No. 28 at 20.5 PPG. The Golden Bears passing attack has averaged 299.3 yards per game, more than the Utes give up through the air (231.8 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Utes own the league's No. 11-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 77.7 yards per game when on the road. California, on the other hand, rates No. 63 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 26-14 winner as they battled Pittsburgh on the road. Utah covered in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 40 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

California lost its last outing, a 30-9 result against Southern Cal on October 13. California failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 39 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4

California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Utes at Golden Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games
Utah is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games on the road
Utah is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
California is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
California is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
California is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
California is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Utah home to Oregon State, Saturday, October 29
California at UCLA, Saturday, October 29