The Utah Utes and Oregon State Beavers will meet for the last time in the foreseeable future when the teams square off in a Pac-12 game on Friday at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore. With the Pac-12 as we have known it on its last legs, Utah is set to join the Big 12 next year, while Oregon State's future is uncertain. This year the Utes (4-0, 1-0 in Pac-12), who are ranked No. 10, are going for their third straight Pac-12 title. Quarterback Cameron Rising (ACL) has yet to appear this season for the Utes and his status remains uncertain. Meanwhile the No. 19 Beavers (3-1, 0-1) are looking to reach the program's first Pac-12 Championship Game.
Kickoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET. The Beavers are 4-point favorites in the latest Oregon State vs. Utah odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 44. Before locking in any Utah vs. Oregon State picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Oregon State vs. Utah and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's CFB picks. Here are several college football odds and trends for Utah vs. Oregon State:
- Oregon State vs. Utah spread: Beavers -4
- Oregon State vs. Utah over/under: 44 points
- Oregon State vs. Utah money line: Beavers -177, Utes +149
- ORST: Damien Martinez is fifth in the nation in rushing yards per carry (7.58)
- UTAH: The Utes rank sixth in the country in scoring defense (9.5 points per game)
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Why Oregon State can cover
The Beavers have an excellent 1-2 punch at running back in Damien Martinez and Deshaun Fenwick. A 6-foot sophomore from Lewisville, Texas, Martinez ranks fifth in the country in rushing yards per carry (7.58). Meanwhile Fenwick, a transfer from South Carolina, is coming off a 101-yard, three-touchdown game against Washington State in which he averaged 9.2 yards per carry.
In addition, Oregon State has been elite at stuffing punt returns this season. The Beavers are one of just six teams in the country that have forced opponents into negative punt return yardage. Oregon State has allowed just four returns, netting a minus-2 yards. See which team to pick here.
Why Utah can cover
The Utes have done an excellent job of dominating the time of possession so far this season. Through four games, Utah leads the Pac-12 and ranks fourth in the country in average time of possession (34:44), holding opponents to an average of 25:16 per game. The Utes have won the time of possession battle in three of the four games this season, including the Weber State game during which Utah held the ball for 40:05.
In addition, Utah faces an Oregon State defense that has struggled defending the pass. The Beavers allow an average of 257.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 10th in the conference and 105th in the nation. Last week Oregon State was torched for 422 passing yards and four touchdowns on 29-of-35 passing by Washington State. See which team to pick here.
How to make Oregon State vs. Utah picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 49 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in more than 60% of simulations. You can see the model's picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Utah vs. Oregon State, and which side of the spread hits more than 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has notched a profit of almost $2,500 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.