Oregon -8 vs. Utah for Saturday's College Football Picks

Thursday, November 6, 2014 1:33 PM UTC

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 1:33 PM UTC

Our college football betting odds expert Ross Benjamin has gone 24-9 this season at SBR. He provides us with an informative college football preview article on Saturday’s game between Oregon/Utah which includes a point-spread free pick.

<p style="text-align:center"> <style type="text/css"><!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> </style> <span style="font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans,sans-serif;font-weight:bold;color:#000000;text-align:left"><iframe width="560" height="330" src="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/video/embed/?videoId=23215" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></span></p> <p><strong>Saturday Night Fever in Salt Lake City</strong><br /> The 17th ranked Utah Utes will host the 4<sup>th</sup> ranked Oregon Ducks on Saturday at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN and is slated for a 10:00 PM ET opening kickoff. According to the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/merged/">college football betting odds</a> at <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/sportsbooks/">Pinnacle</a>, Oregon is an 8.0 points favorite, and the posted total is 61.0. These teams met last season, and Oregon came away with a 44-21 home win, but failed to cover as a 28.5 point favorite.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Ducks Control their Destiny</strong><br /> Hypothetically if the season ended after week 10, the Ducks would qualify for the college football playoff as the #4 seed, and would face Mississippi Sate in one of the semifinal games on New Year’s Day. However, there’s still a lot of football left to play. Oregon has scored 42-points or more in 7 of their first 9-games of the season. <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/post-week-10-college-football-heisman-trophy-odds-picks/50911/" target="_blank" title="Does Mariota lead the Heisman race?">Marcus Mariota continues to be the most dynamic quarterback in college football</a>. All he’s done thus far in 2014 is throw for 26 touchdowns versus 2 interceptions, complete 68.1% of his pass attempts for 2541-yards, and rush 410 yards while scoring 7-touchdowns on the ground. Entering this week, the Ducks have a 3.0 game lead over California in the PAC12 North Division, and barring a monumental meltdown will be in the conference championship game.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Bouncing Back from a Heart Breaking Loss</strong><br /> The Utah Utes come off a gut wrenching 19-16 overtime loss at Arizona State last week. The Utes battled back from a 13-6 halftime deficit, took the lead 16-13 with 10 unanswered points in the 3<sup>rd</sup> quarter, only to see the Sun Devils tie it on a field goal with 5:56 to play in the 4<sup>th</sup> quarter, and they ultimately fell in overtime.  The loss dropped their record to 6-2 on the year, and eliminated them from any realistic opportunity to be in the college football 4-team playoff. They also have a tough road ahead, playing Oregon this week, at Stanford next week, and then will host currently #12 ranked Arizona.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Final Analysis</strong><br /> The Ducks enter this week on a 3-0 SU&amp;ATS roll over their last 3-games, and are coming off a decisive <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/pick-oregon-over-stanford-week-10-college-football-pick/50715/" target="_blank" title="Pick Oregon Over Stanford for Week 10 College Football Pick">45-16 home win versus a formidable Stanford team</a>, while covering easily as an 8.0 point favorite. Utah comes into this game with a winning percentage of .750. This sets up an extremely profitable betting system that we can take advantage of for a <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/">college football pick</a><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/" target="_blank" title="Free College Football Picks"> this week</a>. Any conference away favorite that’s gone 3-0 SU&amp;ATS in their last 3-games, and all 3 of those games were in conference play, versus an opponent with a winning percentage of .857 or less, has gone 33-7 ATS (82.5%) since 2002, and the away team won 39 of those 40-games straight up.</p> <p><strong>Free Pick: </strong><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=809&amp;book=inarticle5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet with 5Dimes">Oregon -8.0 over Utah at 5Dimes</a></p> <p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":294361, "sportsbooksIds":[19,43,227,1096,999996,93,238,123,139], "LineTypeId":5, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p>
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