The No. 14 Utah Utes (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) and the Washington State Cougars (4-3, 1-3) play Thursday at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Kickoff is scheduled for 10 pm ET (FS1). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Utah vs. Washington State oddsand make our expert college football picks and predictions.
The Utes are coming off a thrilling 43-42 home win over USC as a 3.5-point underdog last time out on Oct. 15. It was a nice rebound game after suffering its first conference setback at UCLA on Oct. 8, 43-32. The Utah offense has scored 32 or more points in each of the past 6 outings.
The Cougars opened 3-0 but they’ve struggled lately, going 1-3 since that hot start, including a 24-10 loss at Martin Stadium against Oregon State last time out on Oct. 15. The point total set a season-low for the 2nd consecutive game as the Cougs are averaging just 12.0 PPG in the previous 2 contests.
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Utah at Washington State odds
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- Moneyline (ML): Utah -290 (bet $290 to win $100) | Washington State +225 (bet $100 to win $225)
- Against the spread: Utah -7.5 (+100) | Washington State +7.5 (-125)
- Over/Under (O/U): 55.5 (M: -105 | L: -120)
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Utah at Washington State picks and predictions
Utah 33, Washington 18
Utah (-290) will cost you nearly 3 times your potential return, and that’s just too much risk, especially on the road.
Against the spread
UTAH -7.5 (+100) is a decent play at even money, although laying 7 and a hook with a favorite isn’t optimal.
Still, back the Utes here. Washington State has really struggled, while Utah has been pedal to the metal on offense. The Utes are hoisting up an impressive 40.7 PPG, 11th in the nation, and the Cougars’ offense won’t be able to keep up.
UNDER 55.5 (-120) is a good play, but it comes with risk. Remember, the Utah offense has been piling up the points and yardage, but that risk is offset by the fact Washington State cannot get out of its own way lately on offense.
While all the trends point to the Over for Utah, it’s all about the Under for Washington State. The Under has cashed in 7 of the past 8 games overall for the Cougars while going 16-5 in their past 21 against teams with a winning overall record.
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