Utah Utes vs. Arizona Wildcats - 10/8/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (2-3) at Utah Utes (4-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rice-Eccles Stadium)
The Line: Utah Utes -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Arizona Wildcats will travel to play the Utah Utes in a PAC-12 game in week 6.
The Utah Utes are 4-1 (1-1) this season after losing to Cal in their last game, by a score of 28-23. Utah started the season strong, but didn’t look too strong against a weak California defense. The Utah offense is averaging 26.4 points per game with 174 rushing yards and 256.6 passing yards per game. Troy Williams is completing 60.7% of his passes for 1259 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions for Utah. Zack Moss has rushed for 309 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Armand Shyne has rushed for 272 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Utes. Tim Patrick has caught 24 passes for 429 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Raelon Singleton has hauled in 15 passes for 238 yards and 1 touchdown for Utah. The Utah defense is giving up 18.2 points per game with 117.4 rushing yards and 207 passing yards per game. Sunia Tauteoli has led the Utah defense with 37 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 interception, while Marcus Williams has added 28 tackles and 2 interceptions. Andy Phillips has gone 7-9 on field goals for Utah, with a long of 47 yards.
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The Arizona Wildcats are 2-3 (0-2) this season after losing to UCLA by a score of 45-24 last weekend. Arizona led this game 7-0 in the first quarter, but allowed the Bruins to score the next 24 points to pull away. The Arizona offense is averaging 29.2 points per game with 246.8 rushing yards and 196.6 passing yards per game. Brandon Dawkins is completing 59.2% of his passes for 698 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 1 interception for Arizona. Dawkins has also added 435 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns, while Nick Wilson has rushed for 273 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Wildcats. Shun Brown has caught 17 passes for 263 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Trey Griffey has caught 12 passes for 197 yards and 1 touchdown for Arizona. The Arizona defense is giving up 29.4 points per game with 183.6 rushing yards and 275 passing yards per game. Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles has led the Arizona defense with 27 tackles and 2 interceptions, while Cody Ippolito has added 25 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks. Josh Pollack has gone 5-6 on field goals for the Wildcats, with a long of 46 yards.
Arizona is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The over is 4-0 in Arizona’s last 4 conference games. Utah is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The under is 9-3 in Utah’s last 12 home games. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Utah is looking to bounce back after a disappointing loss in their last game, while Arizona defense will look to play much better. The Utah offense isn’t anything special but is going up against a poor defense. Arizona has been inconsistent on offense during their games, and will face a tough Utah defense. With Utah playing at home, all signs point to the Utes taking this one.