The Utes were humiliated at home last week by TCU in a game that ended any hopes of a BCS game. Utah is still a far superior team than Notre Dame and they are likely to be a popular college football bet with gamblers at Sbg global.com.
Utah -5.5, total 53.5
The Utes are laying less than a touchdown in this game to a poor Notre Dame team. It looks like a bargain. People seem to be overreacting to Utah’s loss last week to TCU. The Utes had a very bad week against the Horned Frogs but they still have a talented team. Jordan Wynn is a solid quarterback and Utah has a far better defense than Notre Dame.
Notre Dame Backup Quarterback
The Irish are without starting quarterback Dayne Crist who suffered a season-ending knee injury late last month in the loss to Tulsa. Freshman Tommy Rees came in after Crist was hurt and played well. He will be starting the rest of the season for Notre Dame. Rees is still a freshman though and will make mistakes. He will have a tough test against Utah’s 25th ranked passing defense.
Irish are Weak
The Fighting Irish have lost 11 straight games to ranked opponents and there is no reason to think they will win this week. Notre Dame can score but their defense can’t stop anyone. Utah should be able to move the ball at will and win this game by at least two touchdowns.
Saturday NCAA football betting trends
The Utes are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Utes are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite. The Utes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Fighting Irish are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog. The Fighting Irish are 16-36-2 ATS in their last 54 home games. The over could also be worth a bet in this game. The Over is 13-2-1 in the Utes last 16 non-conference games. Notre Dame has gone under in five of their last six home games but this one could easily go over in NCAA football betting.