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Oregon vs. Utah 2021 Pac-12 Championship Odds, Preview & Pick

By Hank Blaine

On Friday, Dec. 3, the two best teams in the Pac-12, the Oregon Ducks and the Utah Utes, dance for the second time this season. Friday’s dance is for the Pac-12 Championship. The winner grabs a Rose Bowl bid while the loser could end playing in the Holiday Bowl. Check out for the NCAAF odds, analysis, and a free pick for Oregon versus Utah.

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Oregon vs. Utah Game Information

  • When: Friday, December 3, 8:00 pm ET
  • Where: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • TV: ABC
  • Radio: KUGN-AM 590 (Oregon) / ESPN 700 (Utah)
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • College Football Odds: Oregon (+3) / Utah (-3)

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Why Bet on the Oregon Ducks?

The Ducks run a balanced attack. Oregon averages 221.2 passing yards and 213.3 rushing yards. Because Oregon has no trouble moving the ball, the Ducks average over 33 points per game. Running back Travis Dye is the workhorse. Dye has scored 14 rushing touchdowns while rumbling for 5.8 yards per carry. When teams load up to stop Dye, quarterback Anthony Brown is capable. Brown completes 64.5% of his passes and has thrown 16 TDs to just 4 interceptions.

Although not a lockdown D by any means, Oregon does enough to keep teams from scoring too many points. Opponents average 24.4 per, which ranks fifty-second in the nation. Opposing squads average more yards through the air, 247.2, than on the ground, 124.2. Oregon’s best player is the likely first taken in next April’s NFL Draft, defensive-end Kayvon Thibodeaux. The mammoth DE has 6 sacks this season and is a must double-team on every passing down.

Why Bet on the Utah Utes?

Behind one of the best offensive lines in the nation, Utah has become a rushing juggernaut. The Utes average a terrific 218.3 rushing yards per game. Utah scores an average of 35.3 points each contest. Running back Tavion Thomas, a former Cincinnati Bearcat, averages 5.8 yards per carry and has scored 18 rushing TDs. Quarterback Cameron Rising has thrown just 3 picks to 17 touchdowns. When Utah’s offensive line is in sync, there isn’t a better unit in the nation.

The Utes’ D has become one of the best in college football. Utah allows less than 200 passing yards and just 126 rushing yards per game. Opponents average less than 22 points each contest. In 3 of Utah’s last 4 regular season games, the Utes held their opponents to 13 points or less.

Oregon vs. Utah Betting Trends

  • Oregon is 4-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
  • Ducks are 26-11 ATS in their last 37 games on grass.
  • Under is 4-1 in the Ducks’ last 5 games as an underdog.
  • Utah is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games.
  • Utes are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 conference games.
  • Over is 5-1 in the Utes’ last 6 versus a team with a winning record.

Oregon vs. Utah Expert Betting Predictions

Many believe the rematch will be different. But it’s hard to make a case for Oregon after watching the Ducks struggle in the first match. Oregon rushed for just 63 yards. Utah rushed for 208, which explains the 38-7 score. Although the Ducks should play better on a neutral field, they must play miles better to hang with Utah.

Since an upset loss to Oregon State, the Utes have rolled over their opponents. Quarterback Cameron Rising doesn’t have to do much because Utah relies on three backs to get it done: Thomas, T.J. Pledger, and Micah Bernard. Few teams can handle Utah’s offensive line. The Utes O-line already proved to Oregon’s defense that it can do whatever it wants.

From every angle, the pick is Utah. The Utes dominated Oregon in the regular season contest and nothing tells us the Ducks will be a different team on Friday than they were in the 38-7 loss.

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