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The College football bowl season is well underway, and there are some big battles on the schedule on Saturday. The Utah Utes are set to take on the Northwestern Wildcats in the SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday night.
The Las Vegas Bowl odds are now out ahead of this matchup, and that should set the stage for what should be a competitive matchup. Here is a look at each team in this game, and some of the top bets that you will want to make.
Las Vegas Bowl
|UTAH UTES vs NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS
|Location of the Game: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
|Date and Time: Saturday, December 23, 7:30 PM ET
|Reason: 2023 Las Vegas Bowl
|How to watch: watchlivesports.co
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|Utah Utes -6.0
If you are making a Las Vegas Bowl: Utah Utes vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, then you will want to focus on the team from the Pac-12 Conference. Utah was actually in a good spot in the NCAAF standings in that conference for much of the season, but they just couldn’t sustain it.
The Las Vegas Bowl odds on Saturday night make it seem as if this will be a great game on the NCAAF schedule, but things aren’t going to play out that way. Utah just has so many weapons on offense, and they will eventually break through the Northwestern defense.
Taking the over 40.5 points is one of the first wagers to make on this game, but you also want to bet on Utah to win this matchup. Utah is going to win the Las Vegas Bowl by double-digits over the Northwestern Wildcats.
Las Vegas Bowl Odds
Checking out the Las Vegas Bowl odds is going to be the first step towards making some betting picks and predictions on this matchup. Then, the NCAAF odds for this game have the Utah Utes as six-point betting favorites over the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday night.
You can also make some NCAAF picks on the total number of points in all of the college bowls, and that betting line is set at 40.5 total points in this game.
Utes Want to Score Points
The Utah Utes suffered some bad NCAAF injuries throughout the year, and they have been playing without quarterback Cameron Rising all season long. This Utah Utes schedule was difficult in the Pac-12 Conference, but this team was able to score some points throughout the year.
Utah is averaging 24.5 points per game this season, and they are averaging over 186 rushing yards per game. The Utes will try to attack Northwestern on the ground first, but they can also pick up some yards through the air.
Utah wasn’t exactly a great defense when looking at the overall numbers, but they faced some explosive offensive teams this season. The Utes have a big and physical defensive line, and that will be a big key in slowing down the Wildcats.
Wildcats Winning With Defense
This Northwestern Wildcats roster had to deal with a ton of distractions throughout the offseason, and not much was expected of this team. Things didn’t always go smoothly for Northwestern this season, but they were able to finish the year at 7-5.
Northwestern scored just 22.8 points per game this season, and that did make it tough to win games throughout the year. The Wildcats were able to pick up wins by playing terrific defense, and that will be a huge key in this game.
The Wildcats are averaging just 105 rushing yards per game, and finding a way to pick up yards on the ground is going to be a big key. Northwestern doesn’t have the talent to score through the air, but they can take time off the clock in this one.