At the beginning of the season, Texas was touted as fixed and ready to win the Big 12 Conference. Their Sugar Bowl win over Georgia prompted quarterback Sam Ehlinger to state that the program was back. But as Lee Corso would say “Not so fast my friend!” Longhorn backers were among the most disappointed for betting on College Football. Texas proved nowhere near ready for prime time. In the same way, Utah was exposed as a pretender instead of a contender in the Pac 12 championship game. A College Football Playoff spot was on the line, but the Utes couldn’t close.
Utah Utes vs. Texas Longhorns – Alamo Bowl
|Date and Time:||Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 7:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas|
|Texas Vs. Utah TV Coverage:||ESPN|
Utah Utes vs. Texas Longhorns Overview
Texas has an offshore bookmaker record of 7-5 straight up, 6-6 vs. the line, and 7-5 over the total. Overall national metrics have the Longhorns 18th for scoring offense, but 75th for points allowed. Of great concern is that Texas covered just two of their last six games.
By contrast, the Utes are 11-2 straight up, 9-4 vs. the odds, and 4-8-1 under the total. Utah ranks 29th for scoring offense and sixth for points allowed. Head coach Kyle Whittingham consistently produces some of the most fundamentally sound teams in the country.
Key Utes: QB Tyler Huntley (2966 YDS, 73.7% COMP, 10.7 AVG, 18 TD, 4 INT, 19 SACKS, 181.8 RTG), RB Zack Moss (219, 1359 YDS, 6.2 AVG, 15 TD, TE Brant Kuithe (31 REC, 572 YDS, 18.5 AVG, 6 TD), PK Jadon Redding (55-55 XP, 9-12 FG, 82 PTS), DE Bradlee Anae (35 TACKLES, 12.6 SACKS)
Key Longhorns: QB Sam Ehlinger (3462 YDS, 65.1% COMP, 7.9 AVG, 29 TD, 9 INT, 32 SACK, 149.7 RTG), RB Keaontay Ingram (131 ATT, 745 YDS, 5.7 AVG, 6 TD), WR Devin Duvernay (103 REC, 1294 YDS, 12.6 AVG, 8 TD), PK Cameron Dicker (51-52 XP, 13-17 FG, 90 PTS), DB Brandon Jones (86 TACKLES, 1 SACK, 1 INT)
Utah And Texas Betting Trends
The Utes are:
- 6-2 against the spread in their last eight away games
- 1-5-1 under the total in their last seven road matchups
- 15-4 on the board in their last 19 bowl games
- 3-4 under the total in postseason
- 8-1 vs. the odds as a favorite
- 3-6-2 under the total in their last 11 games as a chalk
The Longhorns are:
- 12-5-1 against the spread as a dog
- 2-5 under the total in their last seven games getting points
- 3-5 on the board away from home
- 4-12 under the total in their last 16 games on the road
- 4-2 vs. the line in bowl games
- 1-5 under the total in postseason
Utah Utes Vs. Texas Longhorns Betting on College Football Picks
On this occasion, the Utah defense should be the Betting on College Football Difference. Texas fell short on that side of the line all season. As was previously noted Utah is a strong betting value in bowl games.
Utah Vs. Texas Betting on College Football Pick: Utah Utes
Utah Vs. Texas Betting on College Football Score Prediction: Utah 31, Texas 20