Utah vs Arizona NCAA Football Betting Tips 11/23/2019
Game: Utah Utes vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona +22.5
Arizona Stadium is the venue where Grant Gunnell and the Arizona Wildcats will take on the Utah Utes on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have Utah as 22.5-point favorites. The Utes are 7-3-0 ATS and 2-7-1 when betting on the total. The Wildcats are 6-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-7-1 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Utah Utes took on the UCLA Bruins and won by a score of 49-3. Zack Moss paced the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 38 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns for the contest. He scurried for 127 yards on 17 carries which meant he was running for 7.5 yards per carry. Brant Kuithe led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 132 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 26.4 yards per catch during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Utes was Tyler Huntley who went 14/18 with 335 yards passing and added 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Utes ran the ball 38 times and added 201 yards giving them an average of 5.3 yards per attempt. In the game, the Utes totaled 19 first downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 60 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. Overall, they finished with a total of 57 plays which gave them a total of 536 yards. When discussing the defense, Utah allowed 20 catches on 36 tries totaling 219 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.6%. For this contest, they gave up 269 yards and forced 5 takeaways. On the ground, the Utes allowed 50 yards on 37 tries which is an average of 1.4 yards per attempt allowed.
The Utes head into this game 9-1 for this season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 34.7 points per game, which has them at 29th in the country. As a team, they are averaging 207.1 rushing yards per game which is 1st in the Pac-12. For total yardage, they sit in 5th in the Pac-12 Conference and 31st in the country with 4,554 yards. The Utes have one of the best defenses in Division 1, allowing 11.3 points per game which has them at 1st in the Pac-12 Conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Utes have conceded 2,483 yards. Opponents are completing 55.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.7 yards per try. In regard to yards rushing, Utah is giving up 55.6 yards per game which has them at 1st in the conference and 1st in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.3 yards per rush which has them at 1st in the conference and 2nd in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 556 rushing yards through 10 contests.
The last time they took the field, the Arizona Wildcats played the Oregon Ducks and lost 34-6. Running the show from under center for the Wildcats was Grant Gunnell who went 10/14 with 82 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. J.J. Taylor led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 12 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He racked up a total of 74 yards via 17 carries which gave him an average of 4.4 yards per carry. J.J. Taylor was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 55 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 9.2 yards per catch for that game. The Wildcats ended up rushing 39 times and racked up 108 yards which earned them an average of 2.8 yards per attempt. Overall, the Wildcats earned 18 1st downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 45 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. Overall, they finished with a total of 69 plays for 240 yards. In terms of defense, Arizona allowed 20 completions on 28 tries totaling 333 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.4%. On the ground, the Wildcats allowed 138 yards on 39 runs which gave them an average of 3.5 yards per run allowed. For the game, they allowed 471 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Wildcats come into this game with a record of 4-6. Arizona is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 187.6 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 40th in the nation. As a team, they have a total of 1,876 yards rushing through 10 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Wildcats average 470.2 yards per contest overall ranking them 17th in the nation and 2nd in the Pac-12. The Wildcats are conceding 37 points per game ranking them 12th in the conference and 124th in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the least effective groups in college football. They are giving up 314.8 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Wildcats are ranked 12th in the conference. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 370 points in total. When talking about yards rushing, they are giving up 166 yards per contest ranking them 73rd in the country and 9th in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have given up 1,660 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Utes -22.5
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