Washington State travels to Utah hoping for a different outcome than their road game against UCLA this past Saturday. The Cougars lost one of the most wild games in college football history against the Bruins. Can Washington State upset the Utes or keep it close enough to win against the spread? Check out the college football odds, analysis and a free pick for Washington State vs Utah!
Washington State vs Utah 2019 College Football Week 5 Odds, Preview and Prediction
- When: Saturday, Sep. 28 at 10:00pm ET
- Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
- TV: FS1
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
- ATS Odds: Utah -5
- Moneyline Odds: Washington State +180 / Utah Utes -210
- Over/Under Odds: 56.5
Why the Washington State Cougars are a good bet +5?
That was some ridiculous offensive showcase the Bruins and Cougars put on last Saturday. Washington had the lead, but Chip Kelly’s UCLA squad got it going big time. At the end of the game, the Bruins had secured a crazy 67-63 win. No, that wasn’t a basketball game we saw.
The thing about Washington State is that their defense is much better than that. The Cougars only allowed Houston to score 24 points in a road win on Sep. 13. If Washington State can go back to playing decent defense, they’ll have a chance to cover on Sep. 28.
- Total Yards: 605.2
- Passing Yards: 499.5
- Rushing Yards: 105.8
- Points Scored: 52.8
- Total Yards: 424
- Passing Yards: 248.8
- Rushing Yards: 175.2
- Points Allowed: 28.8
Why the Utah Utes are a good bet -5?
Utah had been motoring along until last Saturday. The Utes got into the Top 10, but a loss to the USC Trojans ended any hopes of a College Football Playoff spot. The Utes can still win the Pac 12, though. To do so, they must beat their competition, including the Washington State Cougars.
Utah will rely on what had been one of the most impressive defenses in college football up until the loss to USC. Even with the 23-30 loss to USC, the Utes still only allow 14.8 points per game. The Utes have a real shot of both the straight up win and cover on Sep. 28.
- Total Yards: 443.8
- Passing Yards: 212.5
- Rushing Yards: 231.2
- Points Scored: 29.8
- Total Yards: 274.8
- Passing Yards: 222.8
- Rushing Yards: 52
- Points Allowed: 14.8
College Football Week 5 Betting Trends for Washington State vs Utah
- Cougars are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games
- Cougars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on field turf
- Over is 8-2 in Cougars last 10 road games
- Utes are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall
- Utes are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games
- Over is 5-1 in Utes last 6 home games
Washington State vs Utah NCAAF Final Betting Analysis
Washington State let the game against the UCLA Bruins get out of control. The Utes don’t run a system close to what UCLA runs. That doesn’t necessarily mean Washington State can cover.
What does help the Cougars’ cause is an injury to Utah’s top running back. Zack Moss is listed as doubtful to play on Saturday. Without Moss, the Utes’ offense changes. They rely a lot on Moss to open up the passing attack.
Washington State should play much better defense while their offense should exploit similar holes in Utah’s defense that USC exploited. The Cougars have a shot to win this straight up. Taking the points on Washington State makes the most sense.
NCAAF Free Pick: Washington State +5