The unbeaten Utah Utes will put their perfect record on the line in a huge Pac-12 pairing against the Oregon Ducks that will likely have bowl game implications for both national championship hopefuls and their College Football betting fans. What college football gaming enthusiasts everywhere need to know is which Pac-12 powerhouse is going to cover the spread in this intriguing matchup, so let’s find out right now.
How To Bet the Utes @ Ducks NCAA Football Odds & Game Info
When: Saturday, September 26, 8:30 PM ET
Where: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon
NCAAF Odds: Utah +14
— Pac-12 Networks (@Pac12Networks) September 25, 2015
Why Bet on the Utah Utes
No. 17 Utah pounded Fresno State unmercifully in its 45-24 Week 3 win to cover the spread as an 11.5-point road favorite. Senior running back Devontae Booker led the way by rushing 31 times for 156 yards and two touchdowns while adding five catches for an additional 56 yards as Utah held on to possession of the ball for nearly 38 minutes.
Senior quarterback Kendal Thompson completed 19 of 25 passes for 159 yards and one touchdown for the Utes. Utah scored two touchdowns on special teams and another on defense in the dominating win.
Why Bet on the Oregon Ducks
No. 13 Oregon cruised in its 61-28 win over Georgia State despite failing to cover the spread as insane 42-point home favorites. Playing in place of injured starter, junior quarterback Jeff Lockie made his first career start and completed 23 of 31 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns while running back Royce Freeman racked up 101 yards and one score in just one half as the 12th-ranked Ducks cruised to victory.
“We’ve got to start better,” Lockie said. “It felt good to get out there and get seriously hit for the first time since I was about 18 years old. Get hit, get back up and then I settled in and we moved the ball. We definitely progressed as the game went along.” Oregon jumped out to an early lead just over one minute into the game when safety Tyree Robinson intercepted a pass and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown. “We got off to a good start defensively,” Helfrich said. “Our defense did a good job creating turnovers or good field possession.”
My Expert Game Analysis, Pick & Prediction
With almost no odds for this contest, let’s make a simple pick for the SU winner of this contest. Utah is averaging a healthy 31.0 points per game while allowing just 18.3 points per game defensively. Oregon is averaging a whopping 50.0 points per contest but is giving up 33.7 per game defensively. The Utah Utes are 8-0 ATS in their last eight road games against a team with a winning home record and a near-perfect 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games overall. The Utes are also 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
While Oregon has gone 8-0 ATS in their last eight conference games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall, something tells me this contest is going to be a lot closer than most people think.
The Pick: I’m going with a final score of Oregon 31 Utah 21