Oregon State at Utah - 10/1/22 College Football Picks and Prediction
Utah Utes (3-1) vs Oregon State Beavers (3-1)
Game Info: Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Rice-Eccles Stadium)
Betting Odds: Utah Utes -10 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Oregon State Beavers and Utah Utes face off on Saturday in a Week 5 college football showdown at Rice-Eccles Stadium. In 2021 it was Oregon State that secured the 42-34 victory over Utah.
Oregon State comes into this game with a 3-1 record overall but they are coming off a loss in their last game. They were outscored 14-7 in the 4th quarter and that was the difference against USC as they were defeated 17-14. Under center for Oregon State is Caleb Nolan and he struggled in the last game completing 17 of his 29 passes for 167 yards, zero touchdowns, and four interceptions. Oregon State on the season is averaging 37.8 points while their defense is giving up 23.5 points per game. In this game on offense, Oregon State is going to need to limit the turnovers.
On the other side of this matchup is the Utah Utes who sit with a 3-1 record overall and the defeat came against Florida. In the last game against Arizona State, the defense was elite giving up only 13 points and that led to the 21-point victory. Under center for Utah is Cameron Rising and in the last game, he completed 19 of his 29 passes for 260 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Utah on the season is averaging 42 points while their defense is giving up 14 points per game. Last season when they faced Oregon State the defense wasn’t good enough, and they will need to be better here on that side of the ball.
Oregon State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games. Utah is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven home games. The road team is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings between the Utes and Beavers. Oregon State is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings against Utah.
This has been a series dominated by Oregon State in terms of covering spreads, and that trend will continue here. Oregon State’s defense looked quite impressive against USc and they are going to slow down Rising. The turnovers aren’t going to be such a big issue for Nolan, and that will allow Oregon State to keep it close. Back Oregon State against the spread.
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