The No. 17 Utah Utes finished the regular season on a 7-1 straight up and 6-2 against the spread run to secure the top spot in the Pac-12 South. The Utes will take on the No. 10 Washington Huskies for the Pac-12 title this Friday night at Levi’s Stadium.
Utah is a 5-point underdog in Santa Clara at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. When these two teams met in Utah back in September, the Huskies emerged with a 21-7 road win as a 4-point favorites.
Washington Huskies vs. Utah Utes
When: Friday, November 30, 8:00 p.m. ET
Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Betting Line / Total: Washington -5 / 44.5 Points
The Utes followed up their loss to Washington with a road loss to Washington State, dropping to 2-2 SU and 1-3 ATS on the season with an 0-2 SU and ATS record in the Pac-12.
Utah snapped out of its slow start with a 40-21 road win over Stanford which started a 4-0 SU and ATS run in which the Utes scored at least 40 points in every game. The team had one more slip up in a 38-20 road loss to Arizona State, but since the start of October this has been a much better team than the one the Huskies faced back in Week 3.
Since joining the Pac-12, Utah has played the Huskies six times and has gone 1-5 SU and 3-3 ATS against them per the OddsShark College Football Database.
Washington entered the Apple Cup against Washington State last Saturday with an 0-2 SU record in their last two road games and an 0-6 ATS record in their last six games overall.
But on a rainy night in Pullman, the Huskies dominated the Cougars to the tune of a 28-15 win as 3-point road underdogs. Despite a paltry 4-11 ATS record over their last 15 games, the Huskies are 11-4 SU over that stretch.
Friday night’s total is set at 44.5 points. The UNDER is 9-3 in Washington’s last 12 games.
The Huskies have underachieved quite a bit on offense this season, but with a defense that ranks 13th in the nation in total yards surrendered and eighth in the nation in scoring defense, they’ve made it back to the Pac-12 Championship Game for the second time in three years.
The Utes will need a much better offensive effort than they had last time against Washington to make it a game this time around.
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