Free Week 6 Prediction: Utes vs Cardinal Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 6
(2-2) Utah Utes vs. Stanford Cardinal (4-1)
Date: Saturday, October 6th 2018
Time: 10:30 pm EST
Venue: Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto, California
NCAA Football Spread: Stanford -5
NCAA Betting Total: 46.5
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The Utes are coming off a close loss at Washington State last week and this will definitely be a physical contest. It might be a little too much for them as they look to avoid a three game losing streak.
Stanford is also coming off a disappointing loss at Notre Dame. They were definitely a popular underdog last week as their physical style generally plays well on the road but when the Irish made their move they had no counter. .
The fact that Utas is playing good defense is definitely not a surprise – they are fourth in yards allowed per game and have played both Washington schools the last two weeks, twp programs that generally move the ball on everyone.
What was a little surprising last week was the 9 penalties as being undisciplined is counter to the reputation of the program. Right now they are struggling on offense with Tyler Huntley not really building off last year. They can run the ball though.
Utah is the kind of program that is everyone’s worst nightmare. They are good at slowing down the game and making you earn every yard. Then if you are not up for a street fight they beat you up. They are ideal road underdogs though they lost in that role last week.
Stanford is still undefeated in conference play but they looked pretty bad in losing at Notre Dame last week. It’s not that Notre Dame isn’t good but the gap between the two is not supposed to be that great. This season is not going according to plan for the Cardinal.
The first month of the season and one thing we know for sure is that Bryce Love is not going to win the Heisman. He is questionable for this game and all season long he has not been able to create the big plays he made with regularity last year. It is probably due to a bunch of factors but doesn’t change the fact that is is true.
The loss at Notre Dame, as disappointing as it was came in a natural flat spot. It was the second road game in a row, and it came off an emotional conference win over Oregon. This game at home is good for them to get back to being Stanford but Utah is not going to just give it to them. .
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Utes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on grass.
- Under is 6-1 in Utes last 7 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Under is 5-1 in Utes last 6 games on grass.
- Under is 5-0 in Cardinal last 5 home games.
- Cardinal are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on grass.
- Cardinal are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games following a straight up loss.
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There is no line on this one which I am guessing is due to the uncertain status of Love. From what we have seen so far though it might not matter all that much whether he is on the field or not. I am guessing Stanford is something like -4.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Stanford -5
I think Stanford gets the win here. Maybe they start to look like the Stanford we know and they can pound the ball on the ground but one way or another they win at home. .
This one could certainly be the first one to 17 wins but I think Stanford will score enough to keep the Utes at bay. My hunch is that the Cardinal bring it across the goal line stretching the margin late. The over could be a play too.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Stanford 31 – Utah 20
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