Championship weekend of the 2019 college football season is here, with a slate full of big games. One matchup that could effect who qualifies for the College Football Playoff is the Pac-12 Championship, with the No. 5 Utah Utes taking on the No. 13 Oregon Ducks. Utah is a 6.5-point favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
If you're looking to place a wager on this game, it's always wise to read up on what some industry experts have to say first. With that in mind, here are some expert predictions for the Pac-12 Championship game between Utah and Oregon.
Utah vs Oregon Expert Predictions
Seven experts at CBS made picks against the spread for this matchup. They leaned toward Utah to win but Oregon to cover, with five taking Utah straight up but another five also picking the Ducks to cover. Two selected the favored Utes to win and cover the spread.
Pat Forde, of Sports Illustrated, thinks the game will end in a 17-13 victory for Utah, enough to win but not cover the spread. Forde said that Utah's offense is sneaky good and should be the difference in deciding the outcome of this game.
Sam Cooper and Nick Bromberg, of Yahoo!, both picked Utah to win the game, but only Bromberg has enough confidence in the Utes covering the spread, predicting a 10-point win.
Overall, eight of the 10 experts believe Utah will win the game straight up, but seven are predicting Oregon to cover the spread.
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