Washington vs Utah NCAA Football Week 3 Lines & Pick

Washington vs Utah NCAA Football Week 3 Lines & Pick

Written by on September 13, 2018

The 10th ranked Washington Huskies will look to keep their four-team College Football Playoff hopes alive when they travel to Rice-Eccles Stadium to take on a Utah Utes team that has won both of its first two games to start the 2018 campaign. If you’re looking to find out whether Washington can get the outright road win and ATS cover or whether the Utes are the pick to either win or cover, then let’s get to my expert NCAA Football Week 3 betting pick right now.

Washington vs Utah NCAA Football Week 3 Lines & Pick

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10:00 PM ET Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium TV: ESPN Radio: TuneIn Live Stream: WatchESPN NCAA Football Week 3 Odds: Washington -5 / Total: 47

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 26°C/78°F
  • Humidity: 20%
  • Precipitation: 24%
  • Wind: 14 mph S
  • Cloud Cover:  29%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Bet On The Washington Huskies?

Why should you bet on the Washington Huskies? Because they’ve got a pair of legitimate Heisman trophy candidates on their roster and a bunch of motivation after dropping their regular season opener. The Huskies bounced back nicely from their narrow 21-16 season-opening loss against Auburn to beat North Dakota 45-3 last weekend as quarterback Jake Browning completed 23 of 37 passes for 313 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. “I don’t feel like we really dominated at any point. I think we have a standard that we play to and I don’t feel like we played to it. I don’t feel I played to my standard of how I want to play,” Browning said. “Obviously, happy that we won but not really happy with how I played. Running back Myles Gaskin rushed 15 times for 53 yards and one score and  Washington outgained North Dakota by a margin of 632 yards to 262 yards.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 30.50
  • Total Yards: 515
  • Pass Yards: 366.50
  • Rush Yards: 148.50
  • Average Score Against: 12
  • Total Yards: 341
  • Pass Yards: 187
  • Rush Yards: 154

Why Bet On The Utah Utes?

Are the Utes a safe bet in NCAA Football Week 3? Why should you bet on the Utah Utes in this contest? The best reasons to bet on the Utes is that they have a phenomenal defense and they’re playing at home. After beating Weber State 41-10 in their regular season opener, Utah improved to 2-0 on the season by beating the Northern Illinois Huskies 17-6 on Saturday after getting shut out in the first half. Quarterback Tyler Huntley completed 20 of 31 passes for 286 yards while running back Zach Moss rushed 16 times for 66 yards and one score. “We’re a pretty average football team right now,” said Utah coach Kyle Whittingham. “We didn’t get much going offensively tonight and it was disappointing. We usually dominate special teams but we were very average, had a field goal blocked and turned the ball over on a punt return.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 29
  • Total Yards: 481
  • Pass Yards: 289.50
  • Rush Yards: 191.50
  • Average Score Against: 8
  • Total Yards: 147.50
  • Pass Yards: 62
  • Rush Yards: 85.50

Latest NCAAF Betting Trends for Washington vs Utah

  • Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington’s last 9 games on the road
  • Utah is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah’s last 5 games when playing Washington

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Washington vs Utah

The Utah Utes may be undefeated and they may be playing at home, but the Washington Huskies are the easy pick to win and cover the chalk as a 5-point road favorite in my opinion. Not only is Washington the far better team on the offensive side of the ball in this matchup, but the Huskies have also gone 8-3 ATS in their last 11 conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss. While Utah has gone 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in the month of September and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, last week’s struggles against Northern Illinois don’t look very encouraging heading into their Week 3 matchup against a far better Washington team. Keep it simple and back the Washington Huskies to get it done! NCAA Football Week 3 Pick: Washington 31 Utah 21