The Arizona Wildcats travel to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Utes in a Week 10 Pac-12 matchup.
The Wildcats enter this one with a 3-5 record and just one Pac-12 win. Despite their record, the Wildcats have kept some games closer than expected. In Week 9 they lost to USC, but were only down by two early in the fourth quarter, before losing by a score of 45-37.
The Utes, who had very high expectations for 2022, have been excellent all year despite two tough losses. Superstar quarterback Cam Rising was a last-minute draft pick last week. Can Cam rise to the occasion and dress up this week?
Here’s everything you need to know about Arizona-Utah, from the point spread, money line, Over/Under total and expert view.
Arizona at No. 14 Utah (7:30 p.m. ET Saturday, PAC12 Network)
Distribution of points: Utah -17.5 (Utah is favored to win by more than 17.5 points, otherwise Arizona covers)
Moneyline: Utah -769 favorite to win (bet $10 to win $11.25 total); Arizona +450 underdogs to win (bet $10 to win $55 total)
Total Over/Under Score: 67.5 points scored by both teams together
FOX Sports NFL Analyst Geoff Schwartz:
As I write this, the statuses of Utah’s key offensive pieces are in question. The quarterback Cam Rising he did not play against Washington State on Thursday night. He injured his knee in the Utes’ thrilling win over USC, warmed up to play against the Cougars, then retired. His status is unknown against the Wildcats. The Utes’ best offensive weapon, tight end Dalton Kincaid, left the win over the Cougars with a dislocated shoulder. His condition is unknown as of Saturday. Utah was down its top two running backs: one to injury and the other to the bench. We also don’t know his status for this weekend.
If Cam Rising plays, with or without Dalton Kincaid, the Over is the play of that game. Arizona ranks 29th in points per game on offense and 129th on defense. Arizona has a potent passing attack, and Utah has struggled with UCLA and USC’s passing attacks. In losing efforts, Arizona scored 31 against Cal, 39 against Washington and 37 against USC. Utah’s pass defense matches up favorably with Cal and USC. Arizona should have success throwing the ball.
The Wildcats have given up 49 points three times to Pac-12 opponents and allowed just 45 to USC on Saturday. Utah ranks 11th in the nation in points per game on offense. With Cam Rising, and especially if Dalton Kincaid plays, Utah should score at will against Arizona. I would play here.
If Cam Rising doesn’t play in this game, which could be a game-time decision, you’ll have to take the Under. It seems simple enough for the reasons I outlined above. Utah’s offense will try to shorten the game by running the ball and stay away from the Wildcats’ offense.
You may have to wait until or near the start of this bet.
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