Best NCAAF Betting sites favor Oregon over Utah when the Utah Utes and the Oregon State Beavers play on Friday in NCAAF action at Reser Stadium. Utah last faced UCLA during the weekend. The Utes went on to grind out a seven-point win. Oregon State is coming off a game with Washington State. That was a tough three-point loss for the Beavers.
By virtue of their defensive prowess, the Utah Utes remain one of the nation’s few undefeated teams as we enter Week 5 of the FBS season. Utah is hoping that star QB Cam Rising will return from injury as they visit the Oregon State Beavers on Friday night.
Oregon State is fresh off a three-point road loss last weekend versus Washington State but they are 9-1 SU and ATS in their last ten games playing at Reser Stadium. Utah has been the winner in six of their last seven encounters. That includes a 42-16 blowout last season.
Utah Utes vs. Oregon State Beavers Odds By BetOnline
|Utah||+3½ -110||44½ -110||+145|
|Oregon State||-3½ -110||44½ -110||-170|
Betting Utah Utes
The Utes have been an UNDER magnet without Rising under the center. They have gone under the total four times in four games this year. The most recent low-scoring game was a win last week 14-7 over UCLA.
Utah kept the Bruins out of the scoreboard until less than four minutes were left on the clock. Utah’s offense did not fare much better. They scored just one offensive touchdown, the other score coming off an early interception return.
The Utes would punt on each of their second-half possessions. They hardly averaged two rushing yards per carry on 48 carries. Rising practiced as usual in the lead-up to last week’s game. He even was part of warmups before he was scratched.
It’s a possibility that he will be back this week for the first time since he tore his ACL in January. His appearance would be a boon for a Utes offensive that might be missing top running back Ja’Quinden Jackson. He left the UCLA game in the first half with an injury.
Utes have been the winner in each of its last six games played in September. Utah has not covered the best online sportsbooks’ point spread in seven of its past eight games on the road played in the month of September.
Utes have won the 1st quarter in each of its past four games playing against a conference opponent at Reser Stadium. Utah has won the 1st half in each of its past three games playing against a conference opponent at Reser Stadium. Each of Utah’s past five games in the month of September has gone UNDER the total points line.
Betting Oregon State Beavers
Oregon State is fresh off its first defeat in eight games, going back to the previous season. They dropped a 38-35 contest last week on the road versus Washington State as a three-point road favorite at betting sites.
The Beavers were torched for over 400 yards and five passing TDs through. They were facing a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter before they scored two TDs to make the final score less embarrassing. Going back home could be helpful in getting the Beavers back on the right track. Oregon State has gone 9-1 SU and ATS in its past ten games at Reser Stadium. That includes a win against Oregon and a tough three-point loss to USC.
Oregon State has dropped each of its past seven September games playing against an AP-ranked team. Beavers have covered the point spread at betting sites in each of its past nine games at home playing against a conference opponent.
Oregon State has won the 1st quarter in each of its past four games at home playing against a conference opponent. Oregon State has won the 1st half in six of its past seven games at home playing against a conference opponent. Five of Oregon State’s past six games playing against an AP-ranked team have gone OVER the total points line.
Utah Utes vs. Oregon State Beavers Pick
We are probably going to stick with Oregon State. The Beavers were slightly behind for most of their game with Washington State. They showed improvement late in the game with 21 fourth-quarter points, but Oregon State wasn’t really competitive for most of the contest.
The Beavers allowed 422 passing yards, 27 first downs, and 8.1 yards per play in the loss. This ought to be another stiff challenge, but we foresee a close Oregon State cover, if not win.