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2019 Alamo Bowl Betting Analysis, Odds and Picks Texas vs. Utah

Texas Longhorns College Football Season Betting preview

The top sports betting sites favor the Utah Utes by 7.5 points over the Texas Longhorns, as the spread goes for the 2019 Alamo Bowl on December 31, with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. EST, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Texas Longhorns vs. Utah Utes 2019 Alamo Bowl Odds by MyBookie.ag

TeamSP/RLTOTALML
Texas+7½ (-125)55 (-110)+230
Utah-7½ (+105)55 (-110)-270
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Betting Texas Longhorns

The Longhorns finished the regular season 7-5 SU (5-4 in Big 12 play) and 6-6 ATS, per the best online sportsbooks. Starting QB Sam Ehlinger is 284 of 436 (65.1%) for 3,462 yards with         29 TDs, nine picks, and 32 sacks. Wide receiver Devin Duvernay has 103 receptions for 1,294 yards and eight TDs. Texas has the 19th-best passing offense with 296.2 yards per game. Running back Keaontay Ingram has rushed for 745 yards and six TDs on 131 carries. The Longhorns rank 14th in the country in total offense (468.2 yards per game). Texas’ 18th-ranked scoring offense (35.0 ppg) has scored 40 or more points in five games this season.

Linebacker Juwan Mitchell has three sacks, and defensive backs Brandon Jones and D’Shawn Jamison have 86 tackles and three interceptions respectively. The Longhorns allow 139.8 rushing yards per game (47th) but 306.4 passing yards per game (127th). Texas’ 74th-ranking scoring defense has allowed at least 24 points in each of their last nine games.

The Longhorns are, according to top sports betting sites, 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games. 4-1 ATS in their last five games playing Pac-12 schools. And 8-2 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games.

Ehlinger has requested feedback on status for NFL draft. He will play in the bowl game, though. “I’m not spending any time really thinking about it, to tell you the truth,” Ehlinger said. “I want to win the bowl game and so I’ll probably evaluate and think about things from there.

Betting Utah Utes

The Utes went 11-2 (8-1 in Pac 12 play) and 9-4 ATS, as recorded by top sports betting sites. Utah won the Pac 12 South Division but lost the championship game to Oregon, 15-37. Starting QB Tyler Huntley is 205 of 278 (73.7%) for 2,966 yards with 18 TDs, four picks, and 19 sacks. Tight end Brant Kuithe has 31 catches for 572 yards and six TDs. Running back Zack Moss has 1359 yards and 15 TDs on 219 carries. Utah’s total offense ranks 33rd in the country with 442.5 yards per game. The Utes scoring offense (26th with 34.0 ppg) scored 33 or more points in five straight games before being held to 15 by Oregon.

Defensive end Bradley Anae has 12.5 sacks, linebacker Devin Lloyd has 85 tackles, and defensive back Julian Blackmon has four interceptions. Utah has the best total defense in the country, allowing 256.2 yards per game (185.9 passing (12th), 70.3 rushing (1st)). The Utes’ scoring defense, which ranks 4th (13.2 ppg) has allowed 30 or more points only twice this season.

The Utes are 4-0 ATS in their last four games playing Big 12 schools. 8-1 ATS in their last nine games overall. And 8-1 ATS in their last nine games as a favorite.

“We were kind of sad, you know, very sad. But we’ve got another great opportunity to win another game right now,” Huntley said of the Oregon loss. “So we’ve (gone) out and prepared the past few days as we’ve been doing, just getting ready for this game and just fine-tuning the mistakes we made in that game.”

Texas Longhorns vs. Utah Utes 2019 Alamo Bowl Pick

Utah’s airtight defense will get the job done, no doubt. Take the Utes and the points.