Free Week 3 Prediction: Spartans vs Utes Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(1-2) San Jose State Spartans vs. Utah Utes (2-0)
Date: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 10:30 pm EST
Venue: Rice-Eccles Stadium Salt Lake City
NCAA Football Spread: Utah -25
NCAA Betting Total: 55
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The San Jose Spartans are hoping to forget Week 2 results as they were blown out by the University of Texas 56-0. The Spartans will now travel to Salt Lake City to take on the undefeated Pac-12 Utes.
The Utes are hoping to keep the ball rolling as they finished of BYU and North Dakota.
San Jose State Spartans
The San Jose Spartans are going to need an extra boost of energy as they fell to 1-2 on the season after a blowout loss to the Texas Longhorns. The offense was never able to find the field as they couldn’t overcome a fast Texas team.
With being done 21-0 in the 1st quarter, it was hard for the Spartans to get anything going. Their game plan had to be changed.
The Spartans were outgained in every category last Saturday as they longhorns had almost 500 more total offense than the Spartans.
The Longhorns had 623 yards of offense to the Spartans 171 yards.
Quarterback Montel Aaron completed only 12 of 23 passes for 104 yards and an interception.
Aaron was rushed all day as blitz packages were too much to handle.
So far in the season Aaron has completed about 56.6% of his passes while completing four touchdowns and one interception. The defense is giving up an average of 468 yards per game.
The Utah Utes are moving up the Pac-12 standings as they improved to 2-0 with a 19-13 victory over BYU. The Utes were able to fire right out of the gates with an impressive 19-6 lead, as they almost chocked the game away to the Lions.
The BYU comeback fell short as they scored seven unanswered points in the 4th quarter. Even though the Utes almost gave up the comeback victory, they still out scored the Lions in every category.
Utah totaled 430 yards of offense compared to the lesser 233 yards of BYU. On the Utes, quarterback Tyler Huntley completed 27 of 36 passes for 300 yards and also had the teams leading rushing attack.
Huntley rushed for 89 yards and a touchdown.
So far on the season the Utes defense are allowing an average of 238 total yards per game with about 180 of it passing. Utah has a turnover margin of +1 with forcing four turnovers in two games.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Spartans are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Pac-12.
- Spartans are 4-11 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Spartans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
- Utes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Utes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. MWC.
- Utes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
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After getting blown out by Texas, The San Jose State Spartans are going to need to pull everything out of the bag to even come close to the Utes.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Utes -25
This will be the perfect warmup matchup for the Utes, as next week Utah will be facing Stanford. The 25 point spread will be covered by halftime as the Utes will ease into a win.
Utah’s defense should have zero problems holding the Spartans to 7-10 points on a bad day.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: San Jose State Spartans 7 – Utah Utes 38
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