The 15th-ranked Utah Utes will be looking to pick up a big road win in Week 7 to keep their New Year’s Day bowl hopes alive when they hit the road to take on an Oregon State Beavers team that will also be looking to record consecutive victories when the two Pac-12 rivals meet on Saturday. Now, let’s find out if Utah is the pick to get the win and cover the chalk as a double-digit road favorite or whether the Beavers are the pick to hold it down at home.
Utah vs Oregon State 2019 College Football Week 7 Lines & Betting Pick
- When: Saturday October 12, 2019, 8:01 PM ET
- Where: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon
- TV: PACN
- College Football Week 7 Odds: Utah -14 / Total: 62.5
Why Bet On Utah?
There are a bunch of good reasons to back the Utes in this contest starting with the fact that Utah has an elite defense that limits the opposition to just 14.4 points per game to rank 12th nationally in points allowed. Then, there’s the fact that Utah has won three straight in this rivalry including a 19-14 road win last season. Last but not least, the Utes will be focused in this contest as they look to give their conference championship and New Year’s Day bowl hopes a boost with a win in this one.
“Any time you go on the road in the Pac-12, it’s a challenge,” Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said Monday in his weekly news conference. “(Oregon State) is coming off a nice win and playing with some confidence. We’re going to have to be at our best, no doubt about it.”
- Average Score For: 31.40
- Total Yards: 459
- Pass Yards: 236.80
- Rush Yards: 222.20
- Average Score Against: 14.40
- Total Yards: 282.40
- Pass Yards: 228.60
- Rush Yards: 53.80
Why Bet On Oregon State?
The Beavers look like a solid pick to cover the chalk because they’ve done so against the Utes in four of the last five meetings. Then, there’s the fact that the Beavers are feeling goof coming into this matchup after recording a 48-31 smackdown win over UCLA last weekend as quarterback Jake Luton torched UCLA with six total touchdowns Saturday, including five through the air. Last but not least, Oregon State has the more prolific offense in putting up 37.0 points per game to Utah’s more modest 31.4 points per contest.
- Average Score For: 37
- Total Yards: 475.60
- Pass Yards: 272.60
- Rush Yards: 203
- Average Score Against: 30.40
- Total Yards: 440.60
- Pass Yards: 245
- Rush Yards: 195.60
College Football Week 7 Betting Trends for Utah vs Oregon
- Utah are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games
- Utah are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Utah’s last 10 games played on a Saturday
- Oregon State are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games
- Oregon State are 4-16 SU in their last 20 games
- The total has gone OVER in 14 of Oregon State’s last 20 games
Utah vs Oregon State Expert Analysis and Prediction
While Utah has an elite defense and are favored by two touchdowns in this matchup, I’m going with the small 30 percent of public bettors that are going with Oregon State to cover the chalk in this Week 7 Pac-12 pairing. Oregon State has gone 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings against Utah, 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS win. On the flip side of the coin, Utah is just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall and a winless 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
Pick: Utah 31 Oregon State 21