UCLA vs. Utah Prediction
Is No. 7 Utah being given too much credit when the Utes play host to UCLA tonight at 8PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
349 UCLA vs. 350 Utah
Saturday, November 16, 2019
8PM ET – Rice-Eccles Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Utah is the heavy favorite at home, as the Utes are getting odds of -21.5 points against UCLA. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 52 points. The public betting currently has 64 percent going on UCLA as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Utah adds to win streak
The Utah Utes are riding a five-game winning streak right now following a 33-28 win at Washington two weeks ago. The Utes come into this game at 8-1 on the season, 5-1 in the Pac-12, 6-3 against the spread and 7-2 with the under.
Utah has one of the nation’s top defenses, allowing just 12.2 points and 246.6 yards per contest. Bradlee Anae is leading the defense with 19 tackles and eight sacks. Offensively, Utah is putting up 33.1 points and 446.4 yards per game. Tyler Huntley is leading the Utah offense with 2,062 passing yards and 11 touchdowns while also rushing for 235 yards and four scores. Zack Moss is the team’s leading rusher with 828 yards and 11 touchdowns, while Bryan Thompson is the leading receiver with 16 catches for 431 yards and three scores.
UCLA turning the corner
After struggling in the early stages of the season, UCLA finally seems to have found its stride, winning three straight coming into this game. The Bruins’ last game was a 31-14 win at home over Colorado. UCLA is now 4-5 on the season, 4-2 in the Pac-12, 4-4-1 against the spread and 5-4 with the under.
UCLA doesn’t have great numbers on the year, as the defense has allowed 32 points and 431.6 yards per game. Offensively, the Bruins are putting up 29.3 points and 406.4 yards per outing. Dorian Thompson-Robinson is leading the team with 1,837 passing yards and 17 touchdowns while also rushing for 194 yards and three scores. Joshua Kelley is the team’s leading rusher with 861 yards and 10 touchdowns, while Demetric Felton is the leading receiver with 39 catches for 471 yards and three scores.
College Football Betting Trends
The Utes are 5-0 against the spread in their last five conference games and 5-2-1 ATS int heir last eight games following a bye.
The Bruins are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games on fieldturf, but 6-1-2 ATS in their last nine conference games.
Utah has won and covered the spread in three straight meetings with UCLA. The Utes have been able to dominate the last two meetings thanks to defense. However, the Bruins have turned the corner on offense in recent weeks. They put up 42 on a good Arizona State defense a few weeks ago. Utah just gave up 28 to Washington in their last game, so there are some holes for UCLA to expose. The Utah offense is limited in just how much it can do, so if UCLA can get to 20 points, I think the Bruins will cover with ease.
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