This will not only be a clash of Pac-12 titans on Saturday, but it will also feature two teams who are among the best in College Football at covering the spread. Since 2016, only Penn State has produced more profit (+17.38 units) than Utah (+15.40 units). Since 2020, the 10th best team in terms of production for bettors with 4.62 units won.
The Utes opened -5, a number that was bet down to -4.5 but now back to -5. The total is 52.5 after opening 51.5. Kickoff is set for 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT and can be seen on Fox Sports. We continue our UCLA vs Utah betting odds with deeper looks at both schools from a betting perspective.
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Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium
Streaming: Fox Sports
Dante Moore Becoming A Dominant Force For Bruins
The UCLA Bruins are off to a perfect 3-0 start, but with no disrespect to San Diego State and a couple of directional schools, it hasn’t been the most difficult College football schedule to start the year. If the Bruins do get a win in Rice-Eccles Stadium, it will be the first victory on Utah’s home turf since 2015.
To make that happen, freshman QB Dante Moore must be as effective as he’s been to start his college career. In three games, Moore has completed 63% of his passes for 615 yards with seven touchdowns against one interception.
The Bruins may have an inexperienced signal caller, but they are used to covering road spreads with nine wins in their last 13 games ATS. Their history against WSU (4-7 ATS previous 11 meetings) isn’t great, but we suspect that no one will be thinking about history when this game kicks off.
Among the College Football point spreads for this week’s games key games, it appears that the oddsmakers anticipate this being one of the better matchups of the weekend. We continue our UCLA vs Utah betting odds preview by turning our attention to the Utes.
Atmosphere Will Be Electric In Salt Lake
For the most part, we’re focused on the final NCAA football scores over the weekend, but the experience of being on a College Campus for a home football game is special. One of the most underrated stadium experiences is Rice-Eccles Stadium, where the Utes are an under-the-radar 8-3 ATS since 2021 and 58-45 overall (56.31%) +9.06 units since 2005.
One of the biggest tools that handicappers have is the ability to watch press conferences. Reporters might as well be asking handicapping questions to the coaches. This week, Utes Head Coach Kyle Whittingham did start to paint a picture of excuses if Utah loses this week after spelling out to a reporter that the Utes are a beat-up football team.
Whittingham didn’t bother to talk about who the starting quarterback would be after rumors swirled that Cam Rising would be back in time for this game. You can bet the Utes will be fresh this week after resting an abnormal amount of players against Weber State. We conclude our UCLA vs Utah betting odds preview by giving you our betting opinion on this clash.
Betting Public Should Be Ready To Rip Up Ticket
We say this a lot, and we’re going to say it again today. The public is wrong and we’re going to take full of a number that continues to climb. 90% of the money coming in on the total is one the over and it doesn’t appear that opinion is going to change before kick-off, meaning the total may keep going up.
The Bruins have cashed two straight under while Washington State has cashed 15 under tickets in their last 24 games. Bet the under and cash a massive ticket. That does it for our UCLA vs Utah betting odds preview, we wish you all the best with your wagers this weekend.
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