NCAAF

Utah Utes vs Washington Huskies

Utah
Utes
9 - 3
Washington
Huskies
9 - 3
November 30, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
 | Levi's Stadium

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Utah
Utes
9 - 3
Washington
Huskies
9 - 3
November 30, 2018, 8:00 PM EST
 | Levi's Stadium
  • The Pac-12 championship game features a rematch of a Week 3 game between the Utah Utes and Washington Huskies. Washington won that game 21-7 and oddsmakers are figuring another low-scoring matchup is in store for Friday’s game as they’ve opened the total at 43.5 points. The Huskies open as 5-point favorites at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

    SHARK BITES
    • Washington is 1-6 ATS in its last seven games.
    • Utah is 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in its last eight games.
    • The teams combined for 28 points in Week 3 (21-7 Washington win).

    Utah vs Washington Pac-12 Championship Game Center

    Will Bettors Get A Low-Scoring Game?

    The Utes and Huskies have the No. 16 and No. 10 scoring defenses, respectively, in the FBS after the regular season. Utah is averaging 18.55 points against while Washington allowed just 16.5 points per game during its 12-game season.

    On the other side of the ball, the teams have been about average, with Utah scoring just over 30 points per game and Washington at 28. A key matchup will be Washington running back Myles Gaskin, who ran for 170 yards in the snow at Pullman on Friday night, against Utah’s No. 5 rush defense that held opponents to 95.73 yards per game this season.

    The numbers of the Utes rushing defense could be even lower except Gaskin had his third-highest rushing total of the season in Week 3 with 143 yards on 30 rush attempts, including a TD. Gaskin missed the Colorado and Cal games, but averaged 151 yards per game and scored five touchdowns over the last three weeks.

    I think Gaskin will be a huge factor again this week.

    Don’t Expect This Game to be Played in the Air

    These teams have made the Pac-12 championship by running the ball and that likely won’t change Friday night. Washington was No. 10 and Utah was No. 11 in passing yards per game in the conference.

    The Utes had almost as many yards on the ground as in the air with 215.2 passing yards and 197.8 rushing yards per game. It’s a similar story for the Huskies, but Jake Browning got a little more play with 236.3 passing yards per game from the Washington offense, supplemented by 185 rushing yards per game.

    My Bet For The Pac-12 Championship

    Everything in my brain screams that I can’t bet UNDER 43.5 points in a college football game, but the numbers are telling me that’s what will happen in this Pac-12 final. Both offenses are run-heavy and both defenses are among the best in the nation at stopping the run.

    The reason that many college football games are so high-scoring is that pass-heavy offenses don’t take a lot of time off the clock but they generally gobble up a lot of yardage. Well, a lot of rushing plays keeps the clock moving and generally more running plays are required to get the ball down the field.

    With that in mind, I’m going to wait for the public to bet OVER and drive the total up before locking in an UNDER bet as this line undoubtedly moves to the mid- and upper-40s before closing.

Odds

Friday, November 30 Fri Nov 30


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+3.5
-115
+150
o43.5
-110
-3.5
-105
-170
u43.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+4.5
-108
+183
o46
-110
-4.5
-112
-213
u46
-110

Edge Finder

36.14
Total Score
21.50
214.29
Passing Yards
225.00
216.71
Rushing Yards
98.42
30:48
Time on Field
28:37
67.57
Number of Plays
64.92
6.38
Yards Per Play
4.98
36.14
Total Score
21.50
7.93
First Quarter
5.08
12.21
Second Quarter
5.58
6.21
Third Quarter
3.08
9.29
Fourth Quarter
7.17
214.29
Passing Yards
225.00
28.64
Pass Attempts
34.08
18.14
Pass Completions
20.25
0.93
Sacks
1.92
6.07
Sack Yards
11.50
11.81
Yards Per Pass
11.11
216.71
Rushing Yards
98.42
38.93
Rush Attempts
30.83
5.57
Yards Per Rush
3.19
0.57
Interceptions
1.33
1.57
Fumbles
1.25
0.50
Fumbles Lost
0.58
1.07
Total Turnovers
1.92
4.79
Penalties
4.33
44.50
Penalty Yards
39.92
30:48
Time on Field
28:37
67.57
Number of Plays
64.92
6.38
Yards Per Play
4.98
2.93
Punts
4.50
38.80
Punt Average
47.63
72.57
Return Yards
64.00

Head To Head

UTAH
Stat Type WASH
1-5
Record
5-1
3-3
ATS
3-3
4-2
O/U
4-2
20.67
Score
28.83
132.33
Rush Yds
160.50
30.00
Pass Attempts
30.17
52.78
Completion %
66.85
184.83
Passing Yds
242.50
317.17
Total Yds
403
2.33
Turnovers
1.33
UTAH
Stat Type WASH
0-3
Record
3-0
2-1
ATS
1-2
2-1
O/U
2-1
20.33
Score
28.33
151.00
Rush Yds
164.67
33.00
Pass Attempts
26.33
53.54
Completion %
65.82
198.00
Passing Yds
231.67
349
Total Yds
396.33
1.33
Turnovers
0.67
Sep 15/18 (1 of 6)
UTAH
Stat Type WASH
Home
Away
7
Score
21
+4
ATS
-4
45.5 o
O/U
45.5 u
123
Rush Yds
172
39
Pass Attempts
24
51.28
Completion %
58.33
138
Passing Yds
155
261
Total Yds
327
3
Turnovers
1
Nov 18/17 (2 of 6)
UTAH
Stat Type WASH
Away
Home
30
Score
33
+17.5
ATS
-17.5
47 o
O/U
47 u
117
Rush Yds
123
27
Pass Attempts
35
70.37
Completion %
74.29
293
Passing Yds
354
410
Total Yds
477
1
Turnovers
0
Oct 29/16 (3 of 6)
UTAH
Stat Type WASH
Home
Away
24
Score
31
+10
ATS
-10
52.5 o
O/U
52.5 u
213
Rush Yds
199
33
Pass Attempts
20
42.42
Completion %
60.00
163
Passing Yds
186
376
Total Yds
385
0
Turnovers
1
Nov 7/15 (4 of 6)
UTAH
Stat Type WASH
Away
Home
34
Score
23
+3
ATS
-3
43 o
O/U
43 u
191
Rush Yds
124
25
Pass Attempts
39
48.00
Completion %
58.97
155
Passing Yds
257
346
Total Yds
381
3
Turnovers
4
Nov 10/12 (5 of 6)
UTAH
Stat Type WASH
Away
Home
15
Score
34
-1
ATS
+1
47 o
O/U
47 u
133
Rush Yds
160
23
Pass Attempts
33
34.78
Completion %
72.73
55
Passing Yds
277
188
Total Yds
437
2
Turnovers
1
Oct 1/11 (6 of 6)
UTAH
Stat Type WASH
Home
Away
14
Score
31
-10
ATS
+10
55.5 o
O/U
55.5 u
17
Rush Yds
185
33
Pass Attempts
30
66.67
Completion %
73.33
305
Passing Yds
226
322
Total Yds
411
5
Turnovers
1

Team Records

UTAH
Record WASH
9-3
All
9-3
5-1
Home
6-0
4-2
Away
3-2
0-0
Neutral Site
0-1
7-5
ATS
3-9
4-2
ATS Home
1-5
3-3
ATS Away
2-3
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-1
6-5
O/U
3-9
3-2
O/U Home
2-4
3-3
O/U Away
1-4
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-1
UTAH
Record WASH
6-3
All
7-2
3-1
Home
4-0
3-2
Away
3-2
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
6-3
ATS
2-7
3-1
ATS Home
0-4
3-2
ATS Away
2-3
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
5-4
O/U
3-6
2-2
O/U Home
2-2
3-2
O/U Away
1-4
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
UTAH
Record WASH
7-3
All
8-2
4-1
Home
5-0
3-2
Away
3-2
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
6-4
ATS
3-7
3-2
ATS Home
1-4
3-2
ATS Away
2-3
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
6-4
O/U
3-7
3-2
O/U Home
2-3
3-2
O/U Away
1-4
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
4:00pm Partly Cloudy
13ºC / 56ºF
61% Humidity
1% Precipitation
48% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type N/A
Field Image
Arrow Image 13
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
Cameron RisingQBIs "?" to return, Knee
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 24, 2018BYU35-27W-10.5/45-L/O1551412961532043570
Nov 17, 2018COLO30-7W-7/47-W/U16922139034162196-3
Nov 10, 2018OREG32-25W-6/51-W/O232262494117288405-1
Nov 3, 2018ARIZST20-38L-7.5/54.5-L/O1781473252512855362
Oct 26, 2018UCLA41-10W-11/54-W/U325145470127164291-2
Oct 20, 2018USC41-28W-7/48-W/O200341541731322050
Oct 12, 2018ARIZON42-10W-13.5/53.5-W/U230265495722463181
Oct 6, 2018STANFO40-21W+4/45-W/O22219942142381423-4
Sep 29, 2018WSHST24-28L-1.5/50.5-L/O2041183220445445-1
Sep 15, 2018WASH7-21L+4/45.5-L/U1231382611721553272
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 23, 2018WSHST28-15W+3/50-W/U258229487851522370
Nov 17, 2018OREGST42-23W-32.5/58.5-L/O275228503134229363-2
Nov 3, 2018STANFO27-23W-9.5/44-L/O17719437177347424-3
Oct 27, 2018CAL10-12L-12/46-L/U91159250911512422
Oct 20, 2018COLO27-13W-17/50-L/U2011503511191442631
Oct 13, 2018OREG27-30L-3.5/60-L/U1942434371772023790
Oct 6, 2018UCLA31-24W-21/53.5-L/O1972654621502724220
Sep 29, 2018BYU35-7W-18/47.5-W/U187277464341601940
Sep 22, 2018ARIZST27-20W-18/53.5-L/U1712023731641042680
Sep 15, 2018UTAH21-7W-4/45.5-W/U172155327123138261-2
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