The Idaho State Bengals will be looking to pull off the huge upset to remain unbeaten when they visit the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City on Saturday afternoon. With the Utes looking to build on their chances of winning the Pac-12 conference crown this season, let’s find out if the Utes can cover the chalk as a five touchdown-plus home favorite.
Idaho State vs Utah 2019 College Football Week 3 Spread, Game Info & Betting Preview
- When: Saturday September 14, 2019, 4:15 PM ET
- Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake, Utah
- TV: Pac-12 Network
- Radio: Idaho State / Utah
- Live Stream: PAC-12 Plus
- College Football Week 3 Odds: Utah -36.5 / Total: 64
- Sunny: 30°C/86°F
- Humidity: 28%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Wind: 6 mph SSW
- Cloud Cover: 12%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On Idaho State at +36.5?
The most obvious reasons to back the FCS-based Bengals is because they’re getting a ton of points and they looked great in their 38-13 season-opening win over Western State. Quarterback Matt Struck completed just 22 of 41 passes for 385 yards with four TD passes and one interception. Wide receiver Tanner Conner had nine catches for 164 yards and two scores while fellow wideout Michael Dean added eight catches for 155 yards and one score. Running back Ty Flanagan added 96 rushing yards on 22 carries in the win.
Why Bet On Utah at -36.5?
The Utes look like a solid wager in this contest because they’ve gotten off to a fine start through two games, including their convincing 35-17 win over Northern Illinois last weekend. Quarterback Tyler Huntley completed 14 of 19 passes for 214 yards with one touchdown while adding 38 rushing yards and another score in the win. Running back Zack Moss rushed for 80 yards and two scores while fellow back Demari Simpkins added another rushing score in the win.
Idaho State vs Utah College Football Week 3 Betting Trends
- Idaho State is 1-19 SU in the last 20 games
- Idaho State is 1-19 SU in the last 20 games on the road
- The total went OVER in 10 of Idaho State’s last 12 games
- Utah is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games
- Utah is 9-3 SU in the last 12 games
- The total went OVER in 10 of Utah’s last 12 games played in week 3
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Idaho State vs Utah
The Idaho State Bengals might be getting a ton of points, but let it be known that Utah has covered the chalk in two games as a home favorite of at least 36 points dating back to 2012 and one of those covers came against…you guessed it…Idaho State, back on August 28, 2014. While I will admit that I definitely don’t like the high point spread in this contest, I am going to back Utah to cover the chalk, simply because they’re the far better and more talent-laden team in this contest.
With USC on the schedule next week, I suspect the Utes will want to get this one over with in a hurry while letting their backups get some playing time in the second half. Utah reaches the 40-point plateau while mostly shutting down Idaho State until they give up a few late points.
Pick: Utah 49 Idaho State 10