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Utes battle Cardinal in Week 7 odds

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Stanford has covered the spread in 13 of their last 20 Pac-12 games and heads to Utah to take on the Utes, who have a struggling quarterback. The Cardinal opened as 9.5-point road favorites at Utah in the schools’ first meeting and at 13-2 ATS in their past 15 road games, lots of money is backing Stanford in this one.

Utah QB Travis Wilson tossed six interceptions in the Utes’ loss to UCLA. Despite the six-pack of picks, Utah hung tough with the undefeated Bruins, before falling 34-27.

The Utes have wins over Utah State, Weber State and BYU, but have dropped both of their Pac-12 games this season. Utah has covered the spread in eight of its 11 games as a home underdog.

Stanford held on to beat Washington last week and is looking for its 11th straight conference win.

View Stanford Cardinal vs Utah Utes Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Utes in this one found them as 9.5-point underdogs at BetOnline. The over under number was hovering near 54 at Bovada as of midweek.

The Utes sit at No. 53 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Cardinal are at No. 17 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cardinal will win this game 36-31.

Last time out for Stanford, they were a 31-28 winner as they battled Washington at home. Stanford failed to cover in the match as a 8-point favorite, while 59 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 39 PPG, against a Cardinal defense that ranks No. 36 this week at 21.2 PPG. The Utes aerial game is averaging 286.4 yards per game, more than the Cardinal secondary allows through the air, 260.8 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Cardinal own the league's No. 74-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 183 yards per game when on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 42 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Cardinal at Utes trends to consider:
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Stanford's last 5 games
Utah is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Utah's last 10 games

Next up:
Stanford at UCLA, Saturday, October 19th
Utah at Arizona, Saturday, October 19th