Oregon Ducks vs Utah Utes Prediction, 12/3/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Utah Utes
Date: Friday, December 3, 2021
Location: Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Utes (-3)
The Oregon Ducks (10-2) are traveling to Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the Utah Utes (9-3). Oregon is 3-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 59.5.
The Oregon Ducks come into this matchup with a record of 10-2 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Ducks faced the Oregon State Beavers and took home the win by a score of 38-29. Travis Dye was the best rusher for the Ducks with 20 carries for 99 yards (5.0 yds per carry). Anthony Brown went 23/28 with 275 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 188.2 and ended the game with no interceptions. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Ducks conceded 85 yds on 21 attempts, which is an average of 4.0 yards per rush surrendered. Oregon relinquished 25 pass completions on 39 attempts for a total of 308 yds, and a completion percentage of 64.1%. In the game, they tallied 69 plays which gave them 506 yards. The Oregon Ducks ended up rushing 41 different times and accrued 231 yds, which earned them an average of 5.6 yards per tote.
The Ducks have racked up 5,213 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Oregon has earned 18 touchdowns via the pass and 34 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 11 times. Oregon has compiled 280 first downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 89 infractions for 784 yds. As a team they have an average of 213.3 yards on the ground ranking them 18th in Division 1. Concerning scoring points, the Oregon Ducks have an average of 33.2 points per game.
The Ducks are sitting in 64th in Division 1 regarding team defense, conceding 24.4 points per contest. The opposition is running for 3.6 yards per rush and 124.2 rushing yards per contest so far this year. Over the course of this season, they have given up 1,490 yards via the running game in 12 games. In terms of passing yardage, the Ducks are allowing 2,966 yards which has them sitting in 111th in the country. They are conceding 247.2 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 59.9%. During the season, they are giving up 371.3 yards/game which puts them 69th in D-1. They have yielded 18 touchdowns through the air and 18 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Utes come into this game with a record of 9-3 this year. When they last played, the Utes walked away with a victory by a final of 28-13 when they played the Colorado Buffaloes. Tavion Thomas ran the ball 25 times for 142 yds, ending the game with 5.7 yds per carry for Utah. Cameron Rising (3 touchdowns) walked away from the game with 179 yards on 14/23 passing while his QB rate was 160.6. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.8. Utah surrendered 32 rush attempts for 64 yds (2.0 yds per rush). The Utes passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 39.1%, surrendering 84 yds on 9 out of 23 through the air. The Utes finished with 445 yds while running 67 plays (6.6 yards per play). Utah rushed for 6.0 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 266 yds on 44 attempts.
When it comes to how much they score, the Utes rank 23rd in D-1 averaging 35.3 points per contest. During this campaign thus far, the Utes have compiled 2,593 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 216.1 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 83rd in college football. The Utah Utes hold an average of 434.5 yards per contest, which has them ranked 38th in Division 1. The Utah offense has accrued 484 yds of penalties on 52 violations, which is good for 121st in the country in terms of giving up free yards.
The Utes are giving up 21.5 PPG, ranking them 41st in college football. Utah has surrendered a total of 1,512 yards on the ground (126.0 yards per game) in addition to 10 touchdowns rushing so far this year. This season, they have surrendered 258 total points. They have conceded 16 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 199.3 yards/contest, which has them in 36th in the country. The Utes defense has been on the field for 793 plays, which ranks 51st in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Ducks/Utes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Utes -3
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