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College Football Betting Line Favors the Utah Utes over the San Jose State Spartans

Week 3 action on Saturday will see the Utah Utes looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the San Jose State Spartans visit Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Utah Utes in this one found them as -25.5-point favorites at Bovada. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

Earlier, Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 42-15 victory for the Utes. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

San Jose State Spartans vs Utah Utes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the San Jose State Spartans have seen them go 1-2 and 2-1 ATS so far this season, while the Utah Utes are at 2-0 and 2-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Utes are 0-2, while the Spartans are 0-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Utah vs San Jose State injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 45-rated Utah Utes and the No. 115-rated San Jose State Spartans in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Utah's No. 81-ranked offense, averaging 28 PPG, against a San Jose State defense that ranks No. 114 this week at 37 PPG. The Utah aerial game is averaging 270.5 yards per game, more than the San Jose State Spartans secondary allows through the air, 162.33 YPG per game.

Defensively, the San Jose State Spartans feature the league's No. 79-rated road run defense, allowing 406 yards per game. Utah, meanwhile, ranks No. 21 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Jose State was hammered in its last outing, as Texas ran up a 56-0 score against them at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

In their last gridiron battle, Darren Carrington did much of the damage, producing 129 receiving yards as Utah beat the Cougars 19-13 at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • San Jose State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • San Jose State is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose State's last 5 games
  • San Jose State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Utah is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Utah is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games
  • Utah is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose State home to Utah State, Saturday, September 23rd
Utah at Arizona, Friday, September 22nd