California

Utah

PICKS


Utah -7.5 Point Spread
-110



Over 129.5 Game Totals
-110

Against the Spread Pick

The Cal Bears have yet to win an away game and that trend continued when they went to Colorado and got beat 71-65. This was a game where they were 16-point underdogs and covered the spread with ease. However, do not let that fool you as the Golden Bears are just 1-8 ATS in road and neutral site games. Meanwhile, the Utes played to an overtime win against the Stanford Cardinal in their last game. Utah is 7-3 ATS at home and 9-1 straight up. Also note that in the last 8 head to head games, the favorite is 6-2. Even though the Cal Bears played a valiant game against the Buffaloes, I believe Utah is going to blow them out of the water and for that reason, I like the Utes as as lean.

Over Under Pick

This is a total I really cannot trust because of the Cal offense. The Golden Bears may have scored 65 against the Buffs, but they still average just 54.8 points away from home. On the other side, Utah is averaging 84.5 points per game at home. So we know Utah is going to score, there is no questioning that. However, it means we have to trust Cal to score likely 60 again to push this total over. I will say this, I do not want to play the under because of the offensive explosiveness shown by the Utes. That said, it would be a lean to the over or pass.