NCAAF Games of the Year: Beavers out to make statement at Utah

Aug 8, 2013 |
Odds are out for the biggest and best games of the upcoming college football season. Covers Expert Art Aronson gives you their insight into these marquee matchups and predicts where the odds could move before kickoff.

NCAAF Week 3: Oregon State Beavers at Utah Utes (+3.5)

Past History: Oregon State is 2-2 SU, 3-1 ATS, 1-3 O/U since 2007.

Early look at the Beavers: Oregon State has a win total of 8.5 this season and was 3-2 SU and ATS on the road last year. With a couple of cream puffs at home to start the season (vs. Eastern Michigan and Hawaii) the competition level raises dramatically for the Beavers starting Week 3.

Early look at the Utes: Utah has a win total of 5.5 this season. It was 4-2 SU and ATS at home last year. The Utes have three straight home games before hitting the road to take on BYU in Week 4.

Where this line will move: With a tough game at SDSU next week, this will likely prove to be a statement game for the Beavers. This is the Utes' first league battle as well though. Depending on injuries and what each team's record is coming into this contest, I wouldn't be surprised to see the line drop half a point as the public jumps on the proven home side performer.

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