Washington (9-3) is favored against Utah (9-3) at Levi’s Stadium on Friday (November 30, 2018, 20:00ET).
The betting line was first listed at -5.5 points for the Huskies. They’ve gone 8-2 SU as favorites this year, and 2-8-0 ATS. The Utes are 1-1 straight up as underdogs, and 1-1-0 against the spread.
Washington quarterback Jake Browning completed 65.1% of his attempts this season for 2,692 yards and 16 touchdowns. Browning is an efficient quarterback, with a passer rating of 151.8 this season. Myles Gaskin gained 1,148 yards from scrimmage and rushed for 10 touchdowns, averaging a solid 5.1 yards per carry.
All together, the team gained 421.3 yards per game and scored 28.0 points per game. The defense allowed just 311.3 yards and 16.5 points per game, while Greg Gaines led the team with 4 sacks this season.
The Utes offense features quarterback Tyler Huntley, who threw for 1,762 yards and 12 TD’s this season. Huntley completed 63.9% of his passes, which works out to a passer rating of 139.3. Zack Moss ran for 1,076 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging a reliable 6.1 yards per carry.
Altogether, Utah averaged 414.0 yards per game and 30.8 points. The defense allowed a stifling 317.1 yards and 19.3 points per game. Bradlee Anae scored 8 sacks this season.
Both teams play exceptional defense, so bettors will be tempted to take the under. The under is a combined 14-10 in games featuring these two teams, which is not as attractive as you’d think. The over/under of this game is set at 44.5.