Utah (5-3, 4-1 Pac-12) is currently in the driver’s for the south division title in the Pac-12 and could move one step closer to locking it up with a win on the road tonight. The Utes bounced back from a loss to Oregon State with a 44-24 victory over UCLA last Saturday, one where running back Tavion Thomas ran for 160 yards on 24 carries and four touchdowns. The Utes jumped out to a 28-10 lead at halftime and never looked back.
Stanford (3-5, 2-4 Pac-12) has fallen down the ladder since upsetting Oregon a month ago, dropping three straight games in conference. Their latest setback came in a 20-13 loss to Washington last Saturday, one where they turned the ball over three times to the Huskies’ zero and put up just three points through the first three quarters.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Utah: 30th overall, 27th offense, 34th defense
Stanford: 87th overall, 76th offense, 93rd defense
WR Solomon Enis Questionable - Undisclosed
Safety Cole Bishop Questionable - Undisclosed
OL Jaren Kump Out for the season - Undisclosed
LS Keegan Markgraf Out for the season - ACL
CB Ethan Bonner Probable - Undisclosed
TE Bradley Archer Probable - Undisclosed
WR Elijah Higgins Questionable - Undisclosed
WR Brycen Tremayne Questionable - Leg
FB Jay Symonds Questionable - Undisclosed
WR Michael Wilson Probable - Foot
Safety Noah Williams Questionable - Undisclosed
WR John Humphreys Questionable - Undisclosed
QB Tanner McKee Questionable - Undisclosed
TE Lukas Ungar Out - Undisclosed
RB Casey Filkins Out - Undisclosed
K Emmet Kenney Questionable - Hip
Against The Spread
Utah: 3-5 ATS
Stanford: 3-5 ATS
Utah: Over 6-2
Stanford: Over 3-5
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Utah: 34th overall, 26th offense, 55th defense
Stanford: 26th overall, 24th offense, 28th defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Utah -9
Moneyline: Utah -335, Stanford +260
Opening line: Utah -6.5
Opening total: 52.5
58 degrees, 5 MPH Winds WNW, Partly Cloudy
Stanford is sputtering and to make matters worse, starting quarterback Tanner McKee is questionable for Friday’s matchup. That’s not good for a team that is edging on missing a bowl game for the second time in three years. The Utes are hitting their stride with a Pac-12 South title within reach and they should cover here with the outright win.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL). Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-888-532-3500 (VA), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org/chat. (CT). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/MI/NH/NJ/PA/ TN/VA/WV/WY only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for full terms and conditions.