The fourth-ranked Washington Huskies will look to remain unbeaten when they hit the road for a Week 9 Pac-12 pairing against the 17th-ranked Utah Utes that looks like an exciting affair just waiting to happen. Now, let’s find out where the online betting value in this matchup lies.
Analyzing The Huskies Vs Utes Week 9 College Football Winning Predictions
When: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3:30 PM ET
Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
Betting Odds: Washington -10.5 / Total: 52.5
Why Bet Washington at -10.5
Because the Huskies are elite on both sides of the ball! No. 4 Washington (7-0 SU, 4-3 ATS) is a good bet in this contest because they’re really good on both sides of the ball and have an elite head coach in Chris Petersen. Despite failing to cover the spread as a whopping 36.5-point favorite, the Huskies throttled Oregon State 41-17 this past Saturday. Washington is putting up a stellar 48.3 points per game to rank fourth nationally and saw quarterback Jake Browning toss three TD passes and run for another against the Beavers.
The Washington Huskies are also limiting their opponents to just 14.6 points per contest to rank sixth nationally and picked off Oregon State quarterback Marcus McMaryion twice in last weekend’s win.
Why Bet Utah at +10.5
Because the Utes are very good and playing at home! Utah (7-1 SU, 4-4 ATS) is won its third straight game by getting past UCLA 52-45 in a high-scoring affair while covering the college football betting line as a 3.5-point underdog.
Utah is averaging 29.9 points per contest and saw running back Joe Williams rush for a school record 332 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Utes to victory over the Bruins. The Utes are limiting the opposition to a respectable 21.6 points per game and picked off young UCLA quarterback Mike Fafaul four times on Saturday.
Expert Prediction and Pick
The Utes beat the Huskies 34-23 in Washington last season, but that was then and now, Washington is the far better team in all three phases coming into this contest. The Huskies have the edge at quarterback, defense and on the sidelines, not to mention the fact that they’ve gone 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games.
While the Utes have gone 4-2 ATS over their last six games and certainly won’t go down quietly in this affair, Washington has gone 8-3 ATS in its last 11 road games and are simply superior to the Utes in every way this season. Washington has scored at least 35 points in each of their last five games while Utah has been limited to 23 points or less in two of their last five outings. Washington wins and covers the college football betting line.