Washington State vs. Utah Prediction
The Washington State Cougars are only laying a point to the Utah Utes this evening but are they a good bet to cover at 5:30 p.m. ET?
ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Washington State. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Utes are 1-point home underdogs versus the Cougars, who opened as 1.5-point favorites. As for the total, the number currently sits at 50.5 points after hitting the board at 54.
THE PUBLIC LIKES: Washington State. As of Saturday morning, the Cougars were received 60% of tickets ahead of tonight's game.
HISTORICAL TRENDS LIKE: Washington State. In the last five meetings between these two teams, the Cougars are 4-1 against the spread.
WHO WE LIKE: Utah. The Cougars picked up a nice win last week against Stanford but won by just three points despite out-gaining the Cardinal 430-198 and gaining 25 first downs to just five. How is that possible?
I don't like this spot for Washington State, which will play its 11th straight game today. The Cougars have not been a great road team either, scoring -11 points per game away from Pullman compared to +20 points per game at home.
The Utes, meanwhile, can become bowl eligible with a victory and are coming off a thrashing of UCLA a week ago. Kyle Whittingham is 8-4-1 against the spread as a conference home dog.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 11 PICK: UTAH UTES +1