No. 13 Utah (6-1) will host No. 8 Oregon (6-1) on Saturday in the biggest game of the week in college football. The Utes and Ducks are in the mix for the Pac-12 title, with both teams sitting one game back of Washington atop the conference standings. Utah lost its first game of the season at the end of September, but it has responded with wins over California and then-No. 18 USC. Oregon lost to Washington in a thriller two weeks ago before picking up a 38-24 win against Washington State last week.
Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. Oregon is favored by 7 points in the latest Utah vs. Oregon odds, while the over/under is set at 49 points, per SportsLine consensus. Before entering any Oregon vs. Utah picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Utah vs. Oregon spread: Oregon -7
- Utah vs. Oregon over/under: 49 points
- Utah vs. Oregon money line: Utah: +215, Oregon: -266
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Why Utah can cover
Utah’s only setback came on the road at Oregon State, and it is riding an 18-game home winning streak. The Utes rank inside the top 15 nationally in scoring defense (15.0 ppg) and total defense (295.4 ypg). Their run defense has been particularly impressive, ranked fifth in rushing yards allowed per game (78.0).
Quarterback Bryson Barnes threw for a career-high 235 yards and three touchdowns in a win over USC last week, while adding an additional score on the ground. He is going to keep playing after news broke that starting quarterback Cameron Rising will miss the entire season due to a knee injury that he suffered in January’s Rose Bowl. Utes safety Sione Vaki has helped pick up the slack, catching two touchdown passes and racking up 217 offensive yards last week, while also leading the team with 35 tackles this season.
Why Oregon can cover
Oregon has way more firepower than Utah, which comes into this game ranked No. 96 in scoring and No. 98 in total offense. The Ducks rank second nationally in scoring (47 ppg) and total offense (551.6), led by standout quarterback Bo Nix. He made his NCAA-record 54th career start last week, and he has thrown for 2,089 yards, 19 touchdowns and one interception this season.
His one interception is the lone turnover for the Ducks this season, which is the fewest in the country. Running back Bucky Irving has 649 rushing yards, accounting for three touchdowns and a season-high 129 rushing yards against Washington State last week. Oregon has covered the spread at a 5-1-1 clip in its last seven games, and it is 10-3 in its last 13 games against Pac-12 opponents. See which team to pick here.
How to make Utah vs. Oregon picks
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