Utah Utes vs. Arizona Wildcats Football Betting Analysis and Picks
The No. 7 Utah Utes are favored by offshore betting sites by 23 points over the Arizona Wildcats, as the spread goes for their NCAAF game on November 23 at 8:00 p.m. at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ.
Utah Utes vs. Arizona Wildcats NCAAF Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Utah||-22½ (-110)||57 (-110)||-1900|
|Arizona U||+22½ (-110)||57 (-110)||+1200|
Betting Utah Utes
The Utes prolonged their SU and ATS winning streak to six consecutive games. Utah beat California Los Angeles 49-3 on Saturday as 21-point home chalk, per the best online sportsbooks. The Utes average 34.7 points per game (29th). And have indeed scored 30 or more points in eight of their nine wins. Their 4th-ranked scoring defense has allowed single-digit points in four of their last five games.
Starting QB Tyler Huntley went 14 of 18 for 335 yards with two TDs. Wide receiver Brant Kuithe had 132 yards and one TD on five receptions. Unusually high numbers for Utah’s 248.3-yard-per-game-averaging pass offense, which ranks 54th. Running back Zack Moss had 127 yards and two TDs on 17 carries. The Utes round up the top 25 rushing offenses with 207.1 yards per game.
Ditto their total offense (455.4 yards per game), which outgained UCLA 536 to 269. Utah has the best run defense in the country (55.4 yards allowed per game). Unsurprisingly, they held the Bruins to just 50 yards on the ground.
According to offshore betting sites, the Utes are 4-1 ATS in their last five games after gaining more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games after allowing fewer than 100 yards rushing in their previous game. And 25-10 ATS in their last 35 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
“Huntley has been an elite decision-maker and has made winning plays throughout the entire season. He won’t have the numbers that these other qualified Heisman candidates will have on their resumes, but his level of play and quality of execution is among the best in the country and without question, is worthy of being recognized at that level,” claims 247 Sports.com.
Betting Arizona WildCats
The Wildcats dropped their fifth straight game, SU- and ATS-wise. Offshore betting sites had them as 27.5-point road dogs on Saturday and they didn’t disappoint. Arizona lost 6-34 to Oregon. The Wildcats’ 30.2-points-per-game offense (63rd) hit its lowest point, being held to single-digits for the first time this season.
Their 124th-ranked scoring defense (37.0 points per game) has allowed 30 or more points in the last six games. Incredibly, Arizona ranks 17th in total offense with 470.2 yards per game. They average 283.0 passing yards per game (26th) but Oregon held them 132. More characteristically, their 126th-ranking total defense surrendered 471 yards to the Ducks. Only one team – New Mexico – has a worse pass defense than Arizona, which allows 315.4 yards per game.
The Wildcats are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games after allowing over 450 total yards in their previous game. 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games after gaining fewer than 170 yards passing in their previous game. And 14-39-1 ATS in their last 54 games after allowing over 280 yards passing in their previous game.
“Arizona conceivably could be down four linemen when it hosts No. 7 Utah on Saturday night. “When you play … top-10 football teams with guys that haven’t played a bunch, that becomes a difficult task,” UA coach Kevin Sumlin said Monday. “We’ve got some work to do this week,” reports Tucson.com.
Utah Utes vs. Arizona Wildcats NCAAF Game Pick
The Utes are too good and the Wildcats are too bad. Take Utah and the points.