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2021 Utah Utes Football Betting Predictions

 
June 30, 2021
by Joe Williams
VegasInsider.com

2021 Utah Utes Betting Odds, Predictions, Preview

The Utah Utes, like most football programs, had a very trying season in 2020. They stumbled out of the gates once football finally took off Nov. 21, falling 33-17 to USC, and then 24-21 at Washington on Nov. 28.

In true Utah fashion, however, head coach Kyle Whittingham's football team fought hard, didn't give up and rolled to a three-game win streak to close out the season. However, citing the well-being of its players, the Utes declined any opportunity to play in a bowl game despite a winning record, ending the season at 3-2. They also finished on a 3-1 ATS run in the final four games, while hitting the OVER in the final three, with 38.3 PPG on offense.

The Utes will be right there battling with Arizona State and USC for the top spot in the South Division in 2021. QB Charlie Brewer transfers in from Baylor, and was quite the get for Whittingham. He should help the Utes continue to light up the scoreboard at Rice-Eccles this season. TE Brant Kuithe is a star in the making, and could be the best tight end in the conference, and WR Britain Covey is also a stud and potential first-team Pac-12 player.

In the past, Utah has had stud tailbacks like Devontae Booker, Zack Moss or Joe Williams (who I used to love, for obvious reasons!), but this season there isn't really a clear-cut tailback heading into the new season. RB Ricky Parks is a highly-touted true freshman, while RBs Chris Curry and T.J. Pledger transfer in looking for a piece of the pie.

Defensively, Utah returns eight players, as they look to continue their upward ascent. LB Devin Lloyd is the standout, and the defensive line isn't bad. The problem is in the secondary, as they coughed up five pass plays gaining 40 or more yards in just five games in 2020. S RJ Hubert aggravated his knee injury in spring practices, too, so that is an area to monitor.

Utah will start strong with three non-conference games, including FCS Weber State in the opener. They face BYU on the road in the Holy War Sept. 11, and they travel to San Diego State Sept. 18.

The conference schedule takes them to USC Oct. 9, and they have two weeks to prepare for that showdown. They then get Arizona State at home Oct. 16, and that will likely make or break their championship hopes by the time those games are played. But they still travel to Stanford, and host Oregon Nov. 20, so the schedule is a bit daunting.

It's never good to bet against a Utah team, and if Brewer plays like he did at Baylor, and Whittingham and the Utes open it up, this could be a fun team. But questions at running back, and in the secondary, likely keep this as an eight-win team.

Preseason Best Bet: Under 8.5 Wins +100

2021 Utah Utes Schedule

  • 09/02/2021 - vs. Weber State
  • 09/11/2021 - at BYU
  • 09/18/2021 - at San Diego State
  • 09/25/2021 - vs. Washington State
  • 10/09/2021 - at USC
  • 10/16/2021 - vs. Arizona State
  • 10/23/2021 - at Oregon State
  • 10/30/2021 - vs. UCLA
  • 11/05/2021 - at Stanford
  • 11/13/2021 - at Arizona
  • 11/20/2021 - vs. Oregon
  • 11/26/2021 - vs. Colorado

Win Total Odds

  • Over 8.5 -125
  • Under 8.5 +100

(AP)

Utah Odds to win 2021 Pac-12 Championship

Yes +1200

I like Utah, and they're always a thorn in the side of every team they play. Rarely do they take a down off. But I think USC is just a little more talented, and they'll be fighting Arizona State for second.

2021 Pac-12 Betting Odds

Utah Odds to Win 2021-22 College Football Playoff

Yes +25000

Utah likely will be eliminated by the time the aspens drop their golden leaves on the sides of the Wasatch range. Avoid.

Utah 2021 Heisman Contenders & Odds

Charlie Brewer +10000

Brewer has a couple of stud receivers in Covey and Kuithe, so he will definitely be able to put up some eye-popping numbers, especially in Pac-12 after dark. But is he Heisman worthy? Nah.

2021 Heisman Trophy Betting Odds

2020 Utah Utes Betting Results

  • 11/21/2020 - USC 33 (-1) at Utah 17 - Under, 59
  • 11/28/2020 - Utah 21 (+9) at Washington - Under, 47
  • 12/05/2020 - Oreogn State 24 (+14) at Utah 30 - Over, 51
  • 12/12/2020 - Utah 38 (-2.5) at Colorado 21 - Over, 48.5
  • 12/19/2020 - Washington State 28 at Utah 45 (-11.5) - Over, 55
  • SU: 3-2
  • ATS: 3-2
  • O/U: 3-2
  • ATS-Home: 1-2
  • ATS-Road: 2-0
  • ATS-Favorite: 2-1
  • ATS-Underdog: 1-1

Betting on the 2021 Utah Utes

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