Arizona Wildcats vs Utah Utes Prediction, 11/5/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs Utah Utes
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Utes (-16.5)
The Arizona Wildcats (3-5) are headed to Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the Utah Utes (6-2). Utah opens this matchup as 16.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is 67.
The Arizona Wildcats come into this game with a record of 3-5 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Wildcats played against the USC Trojans and went home with a loss by a final score of 45-37. Jayden De Laura finished 26/43 with 380 yds passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 153.1 and ended the game with 1 pick. Jayden De Laura led the offense in rushing for the Wildcats with 8 carries for 54 yds (6.8 yards per attempt). At the end of the game, they tallied 69 plays which converted into 543 yards. The Arizona Wildcats ended up running the ball 26 times and accumulated 163 yards, which is an average of 6.3 yards per tote. In the running game, the Wildcats conceded 210 yards on 32 attempts, which is 6.6 yds per run surrendered. Arizona gave up 31 completions on 45 attempts for 411 yds, and a completion percentage of 68.9%.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Arizona Wildcats hold an average of 32.3 points per outing. Offensively they have an average of 134.8 yards in the run game ranking them 85th in the nation. The Wildcats have racked up 3,799 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Arizona has amassed 22 passing touchdowns and 10 touchdowns via the ground. Arizona has earned 216 first downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 43 penalties for 366 yards. They have turned the ball over 12 different times.
Concerning passing yardage, the Wildcats are giving up 2,138 yds which ranks them 103rd in the country. They are giving up 267.3 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 70.9%. In total, they have allowed 475.0 yards per outing ranking them 125th in the country. They have yielded 19 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 21 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.9 yards per rush and 207.8 yards on the ground per game on the campaign. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,662 yards via the ground game in 8 games. The Wildcats are sitting in 126th in college football concerning team defense, allowing 37.4 points per game.
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The Utes head into this matchup 6-2 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Utes took home the win by a final score of 21-17 when they played the Washington State Cougars. Bryson Barnes (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 175 yds on 17/27 passing while his QB rate was 129.6. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 6.5. Jaylon Glover ran the football 20 times for 76 yds, walking away from the contest with 3.8 yards per attempt for Utah. Utah ran for 4.0 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 169 yds on 42 attempts. The Utes finished the game with 344 yds on 69 plays (5.0 yards per play). The Utes secondary conceded a completion rate of 87.1%, surrendering 222 yards on 27 for 31 through the air. Utah surrendered 19 rushing attempts for 42 yards (2.2 yds per rush).
The Utah Utes hold an average of 456.6 yards/outing, which ranks them 26th in the nation. The Utah offense has totaled 374 penalty yards on 43 violations, which has them sitting 95th in the nation in terms of hurting your team. Over the course of the season thus far, the Utes have thrown for a total of 2,137 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 267.1 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 41st in D-1. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Utes are sitting 16th in the nation with 38.3 points per outing.
Utah has conceded a total of 1,036 rushing yards (129.5 yards per game) and 10 touchdowns on the ground on the season. They have allowed 12 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 209.9 yards/outing, ranking them 41st in Division 1. The Utes defense has participated in 465 plays, which ranks 9th in Division 1. The Utes are allowing 21.6 PPG, which puts them 35th in D-1. This year, they have given up 173 points.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Utes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wildcats +16.5
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