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Ohio State vs. Utah 1/1/22 - Rose Bowl Picks & Predictions

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Utah Utes Odds & Info

Game Ohio State Buckeyes vs Utah Utes
Date & Time Saturday January 1, 2022, 5:00 PM (EST)
Location
Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA
Latest odds
OSU -6.5 ; O/U 65.5
TV Channel
ESPN

On Saturday January 1, the No. 11 ranked Utah Utes play the No. 6 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl at Pasadena, California. Utah finished the regular season 10-3 overall and 8-1 in the pack of 12. The Utes defeated the Oregon Ducks 38-10 in the Pac-12 championship game. Utah scored an average of 35.6 points per game and allowed an average of 20.6 points per game.

Cameron Rising passed for 2,279 yards with 18 touchdowns and five interceptions. The leading rusher for Utah was Tavion Thomas with 1,041 yards and 20 touchdowns while the leading receiver was Brandon Kuithe with 534 yards and six touchdowns. On defense, Devin Lloyd was the leading tackler with 107 and Mika Tafua was the leader in quarterback sacks with 9.5. 

Ohio State finished the regular season 10-2 overall and 8-1 in the Big Ten standings. Ohio State finished second to Michigan in the East division of the Big Ten. The Buckeyes were defeated by the Wolverines 42-27 in the final game of the regular season. Ohio State scored an average of 45.5 points per game which was fifth in the nation and allowed an average of 20.9 points per game.

CJ Stroud passed for 3,862 yards with 38 touchdowns and only five interceptions. The leading rusher for Ohio State was TreVeyon Henderson with 1,172 yards and 15 touchdowns, while the leading receiver was Jaxon Smith-Njigba with 1,259 yards and six touchdowns receptions, while Garrett Wilson had 1,058 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns receptions. On defense, Ronnie Hickman was the leading tackler with 95 and Haskell Garrett was the leader in quarterback sacks with 5.5.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Utah is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 versus an opponent from the Big Ten
  • The OVER has cashed in 11 of the Utes last 16
  • Ohio State is 12-3-1 ATS in it's last 16 versus an opponent from the Pac-12
  • The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Buckeyes last 12 played on grass

Free NCAAF Pick:

Ohio State Buckeyes -6.5

Ohio State was devastated following its loss to Michigan in the final game of the regular season and missing out in taking part in the College Football Playoff. However, Ohio State has one of the best offenses in the nation that scored an average of 45.5 points per game. The Buckeyes have a running back that gained 1,172 yards and three receivers that gained 936 yards or more. Utah has not faced an offense of the caliber of Ohio State. Final Score Prediction, Ohio State Buckeyes win and cover ATS 39-28.

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