Updated Utah vs. Oregon Betting Odds: Spread Drops for Pac-12 Title Game
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- Betting action has shifted the Oregon vs. Utah spread from Utes -3 to -2.5 at some sportsbooks, including DraftKings and BetMGM. PointsBet remains at -3, with the Ducks juiced to -120.
- The total has also dropped over the last three days since this line opened, from 60.5 to 59.5.
Updated Utah vs. Oregon Odds
|Utah Odds||-3 (+100)|
|Oregon Odds||+3 (-120)|
|Time||Friday, 8 p.m. ET|
|Odds via PointsBet. Get up-to-the-minute college football odds here.|
The Utah Utes dashed the Oregon Ducks‘ hopes of reaching the College Football Playoff just a few weeks ago.
Now, they’re setup for a neutral-site rematch in Las Vegas with a Pac-12 title on the line. PointsBet opened Utah as a 3-point favorite or a 2.5-point favorite depending on the sportsbook; our power ratings make the Utes -1.
Utah closed at -3.5 against Oregon at home two weeks ago, and now they’re -3 on a neutral field.
Oregon started the season with a bang by beating Ohio State in early September, but dropped a stinker at Stanford, then got blown out by Utah on the road, 38-7, to knock them out of the CFP race.
The Utes had the opposite trajectory. They struggled out of the gate with losses to San Diego State and BYU, but lost just once in Pac-12 play (and not once against divisional opponents).
Oregon has won the last two conference titles, including 2019, when Justin Herbert and the Ducks knocked off No. 5 Utah.
Here’s how each team has moved in our power ratings this season — Utah has been on the rise in a big way since early October, when it changed quarterbacks.
How Utah Got Here
|Preseason Pac-12 Odds||+1400|
|Power Rating Rank||4th|
Utah’s Kyle Whittingham has never won the Pac-12.
Yet, he and the Utes play in the title game under unique circumstances, considering the team’s starting quarterback called it quits mid-season.
Baylor transfer Charlie Brewer opened the year under center; however, he was benched against San Diego State in Week 3 and subsequently left the program that weekend.
Oddly, the unit — and team in general — got better after that.
Utah put up 37.2 points per game over nine contests since quarterback Cameron Rising was inserted.
Overall, the team registered an 8-1 win-loss record across that span, with the lone blemish a seven-point loss to Oregon State.
This will be Whittingham’s third appearance in the Pac-12 title game.
Utah lost 10-3 to Washington in 2018, then got smashed by Oregon the following year, 37-15.
Take out the shortened 2020 campaign, and Whittingham’s led the program to at least nine wins in six of the last seven full campaigns.
How Oregon Got Here
|Preseason Pac-12 Odds||+225|
|Power Rating Rank||10th|
The Ducks were once again expected to be at the top of the Pac-12 North, opening at +225 to win the conference title, tied for the top betting choice in the league at Caesars with USC.
Washington was expected to be Oregon’s biggest challenger in the North, but that didn’t happen for a variety of reasons. The Huskies finished 4-8. Washington State actually finished second in the North at 6-3.
Oregon got through the conference thanks to a strong rushing attack and defense that played well, ranking 39th in yards per play allowed.
The Ducks weren’t perfect by any means. They went just 5-7 against the spread, and played a few of one-possession games against inferior opponents.
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