Utah vs Washington College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Husky Stadium is the site where Jacob Eason and the Washington Huskies will take on the Utah Utes on Saturday. Washington opens this contest as 3-point favorites. The Utes are 5-3-0 ATS and 1-7-0 when betting on the total. The Huskies are 5-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-3-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Utah Utes went up against the California Golden Bears and ended up getting the win by a score of 35-0. Zack Moss led the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 25 yards and he notched 2 TD's for the game. He scurried for 115 yards by way of 17 carries which meant he was running for 6.8 yards per run. Zack Moss was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 89 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 29.7 yards per reception in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Utes was Tyler Huntley who went 11/17 with 214 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Utes ended up running the ball 50 times and racked up 231 yards which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per carry. Overall, they ran 72 plays for 473 yards. In the game, the Utes racked up 23 1st downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 25 yards which tells us that they had a disciplined week in practice. In terms of defense, Utah allowed 9 completions on 22 throws for a total of 60 yards, and a completion percentage of 40.9%. In the running game, the Utes allowed 25 yards on 20 carries which is an average of 1.3 yards per run allowed. Overall, they allowed a total of 85 yards but weren't able to foce a turnover.
The Utes head into this game 7-1 this year. For total yards, they are currently ranked 8th in the conference and 69th in the nation with 3,146 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 33.1 points per contest, putting them 37th in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 190.5 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd in the Pac-12 Conference. The Utes have one of the best defenses in the nation, allowing 10.3 points per game putting them 1st in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Utes have allowed 1,622 yards. Opponents are completing 57.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.9 yards per try. In discussing rushing yards, Utah is giving up 53.5 yards per contest which has them at 1st in the Pac-12 Conference and 1st in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.6 yards per rush which has them at 1st in the conference and 5th in the nation overall. In total, they have allowed 428 rushing yards through 8 contests.
In their last game, the Washington Huskies faced the Oregon Ducks and lost 35-31. Running the show from under center for the Huskies was Jacob Eason who went 23/30 with 289 yards through the air and tossed 3 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Salvon Ahmed led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 20 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the contest. He ran for a total of 140 yards on 24 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.8 yards per carry. Hunter Bryant was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 65 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 21.7 yards per catch for the game. The Huskies ran the football 33 times and racked up 144 yards which gave them an average of 4.4 yards per rush. For the game, the Huskies had a total of 20 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 62 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In all, they ran 63 plays which added up to 433 yards. When discussing the defense, Washington gave up 24 catches on 38 throws for a total of 280 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.2%. For the game, they gave up a total of 468 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. In the running game, the Huskies gave up 188 yards on 34 runs which is an average of 5.5 yards per run allowed.
The Huskies come into this matchup with a record of 5-3. Washington is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 174.8 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 54th in college football. As a team, they have a total of 1,398 rushing yards through 8 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Huskies average 424.8 yards per contest overall ranking them 46th in the nation and 4th in the Pac-12 Conference. The Huskies are giving up 21.5 points per game ranking them 5th in the conference and 33rd in college football. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 172 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are giving up 151.9 yards per contest which puts them at 59th in the nation and 7th in the conference. For this season, they have given up a total of 1,215 yards rushing and 11.2 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in the country. They are conceding 224.8 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Huskies sit in 4th in the Pac-12.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Huskies -3
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