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NCAAF Matchup - Panthers Utes Odds Preview

Utah UtesPittsburgh Panthers
Oct 15, 12:00 PM | Grass of Heinz Field

Utah Utes vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds


A key Week 7 battle has the visiting Utes travelling to Pittsburgh on Saturday to face the Panthers.

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

View Utah vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Oddsmakers opened the Panthers as 7-point favorites in the game, while the betting total had not been set at the time of writing.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 86-rated Panthers and the No. 27-ranked Utes, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 28-27 result in favor of the Panthers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 70-ranked offense, averaging 27.2 PPG, against a Utes defense that ranks No. 40 this week at 21.8 PPG. The Panthers aerial game is averaging 205.5 yards per game, less than the Utes secondary allows through the air, 268.2 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Utes feature the league's No. 13-rated road run defense, allowing 81.5 yards per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, ranks No. 40 in rushing offense at home.

Utah lost its last outing, a 35-14 result against Arizona State on October 8. Utah failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 49 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Pittsburgh was a 34-10 loser in its last match on the road against Rutgers. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 44 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
Before playing Connecticut are 4-3

A few Utes at Panthers trends to consider:
Utah is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 7 games on the road
Utah is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Pittsburgh is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home
Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Utah at California, Saturday, October 22
Pittsburgh home to Connecticut, Wednesday, October 26