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Oregon Ducks vs. Utah Utes Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/16/13

Utah Utes (4-5) at Oregon Ducks (8-1)

College Football: Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm (Autzen Stadium)

The Line: Oregon Ducks -27 -- Over/Under: 64 See the Latest Odds

TV: Fox Sports 1

The Oregon Ducks and the Utah Utes face off on Saturday in Oregon in a Pac-12 college football matchup.

For the second year in a row the Oregon Ducks saw their National Championship dreams slip away as they lost to Stanford. While the Ducks lost to a very good team, it doesn’t soften the blow, though it may help to motivate them that Stanford’s lone loss this season was to the team the Ducks face on Saturday, Utah. QB Marcus Mariota may have seen his Heisman Trophy hopes die in Palo Alto as well and he was injured in that game and if he is out so is a huge piece of the Ducks offense as he has thrown for 2,531 yards and 22 touchdowns and he has rushed for 495 yards and nine touchdowns. Byrin Marshall has rushed for 925 yards and 12 touchdowns and DeAnthony Thomas has rushed for an 8.0 yard per carry average and nine touchdowns but the Ducks rushing attack will need to put their mistakes last Thursday in the rear view mirror. Bralon Addison has 43 receptions and seven touchdowns and Josh Huff has 41 catches and six touchdowns. Derrick Malone has 80 tackles, Terrance Mitchell has four interceptions, and Tony Washington has 7.5 sacks. The Oregon offense averages 51.7 points and 596.9 yards and defensively they allow 17.9 points and 361.2 yards.

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Oregon Ducks vs. Utah Utes Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/16/13

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The Utah Utes are 4-5 on the season and despite their big win over Stanford earlier this season they will need to go at least 2-1 over their last three games to go to a bowl game this season. The Utes looked to be winners last week against Arizona State but they let it slip away late losing by one point. QB Travis Wilson has completed 56.1 percent of his passes for 1,827 yards with 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions and he has rushed for 386 yards and five touchdowns. Bubba Poole has rushed for 538 yards and a touchdown and he has 28 catches out of the backfield. Dres Anderson has 37 catches and six touchdowns and Sean Fitzgerald has 26 catches and five touchdowns. Trevor Reilly has 78 tackles and 7.0 sacks, Jared Norris has 64 tackles, and Jacoby Hale has 6.5 sacks. Utah is averaging 29.8 points and 399.2 yards while defensively the Utes defense is allowing 25.1 points and 382.2 yards per game.

Oregon is 14-3 against the spread in their last 17 games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, and 4-0 against the spread following a game which they didn’t cover the spread. Utah is 2-7 against the spread in their last nine Pac-12 games, 6-2 against the spread after scoring less than 20 points their previous game, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games.

After last week look for the Ducks to get it in gear and start scoring points again which forces Utah to open it up as well so the over here is my free pick. I also have a pick on who will cover the spread and I will post tthat Pick in the Premium Area as well as have it available on the App.

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