Utah Utes vs. Oregon Ducks - 11/19/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (3-7) at Utah Utes (8-2)
College Football: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Rice-Eccles Stadium)
The Line: Utah Utes -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC-12 Network
The Oregon Ducks will travel to play the Utah Utes in a PAC-12 college football battle on Saturday.
The Utah Utes are 8-2 (5-2) this season after beating Arizona State by a score of 49-26 in their last game. Utah has won 4 of their last 5 games and is currently 3rd in the PAC-12 standings. The Utah offense is averaging 31.2 points per game with 212.9 rushing yards and 220.8 passing yards per game. Troy Williams is completing 54.9% of his passes for 2184 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for Utah. Joe Williams has rushed for 939 yards and 8 touchdowns, while Zack Moss has rushed for 337 yards and 4 touchdowns for Utah. Tim Patrick has caught 32 passes for 548 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Raelon Singleton has added 23 catches for 423 yards and 4 scores for the Utes. The Utah defense is giving up 23 points per game with 119.7 rushing yards and 248.8 passing yards per game. Chase Hansen has led the Utes defense with 64 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 3 interceptions, while Hunter Dimick has added 47 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, and 12 sacks. Andy Phillips has gone 14-17 on field goals, with a long of 47 yards.
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The Oregon Ducks are 3-7 (1-6) this season after losing to Stanford by a score of 52-27 in their last game. Oregon has played terrible defense this season and has lost 7 of their last 8 games. The Oregon offense is averaging 37.1 points per game with 229.5 rushing yards and 264.6 passing yards per game. Justin Herbert is completing 63% of his passes for 1432 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions for Oregon. Royce Freeman has rushed for 710 yards and 9 touchdowns, while Tony Brooks-James has added 623 yards and 8 scores for the Ducks. Charles Nelson has caught 47 passes for 501 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Darren Carrington has added 35 catches for 493 yards and 3 touchdowns for Oregon. The Oregon defense is giving up 43.5 points per game with 243 rushing yards and 292.7 passing yards per game. Troy Dye has led the Oregon defense with 74 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, and 1 interception, while Justin Hollins has added 37 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks. Aidan Schneider has gone 7-9 on field goals, with a long of 41 yards.
Oregon is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The over is 9-1 in Oregon’s last 10 conference games. Utah is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 November games. The over is 4-1 in Utah’s last 5 conference games. The over is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Oregon has really struggled this season and their defense has been a key factor in that. Oregon cannot get stops and seems to give up big play after big play. Utah put up a lot of offense against a poor Arizona State defense, and I expect them to have even more success here. I like Utah here.