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2021 Pac-12 Championship Game odds, spread, line: Oregon vs. Utah picks, predictions, bets from proven model

The 2021 Pac-12 Championship Game will be a rematch between No. 10 Oregon and No. 14 Utah. The Utes blew out the Ducks 38-7 at Rice-Eccles Stadium earlier this year and will look to pull off the sweep this week with a trip to the Rose Bowl on the line. The matchup will take place on Friday, Dec. 3 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET. The Utes are 2.5-point favorites in the latest Oregon vs. Utah odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 58. Before making any Oregon vs. Utah picks or Pac-12 Championship Game 2021 predictions, you need to see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,700 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Championship Week 2021 on a 42-28 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Oregon vs. Utah and locked in its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the CFB odds and betting trends for Utah vs. Oregon:

  • Oregon vs. Utah spread: Utah -2.5
  • Oregon vs. Utah over-under: 58 points 
  • Oregon vs. Utah money line: Utes -135, Ducks +115
  • ORE: The total has gone over in seven of the Ducks’ previous nine games against the Utes 
  • UTAH: The Utes are 5-0 straight in their last five games

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Why Oregon can cover

Utah put together a complete performance in its first meeting with Oregon. The Utes handed the Ducks an embarrassing loss thanks to a dominant ground attack and sturdy defense. Oregon’s inability to get stops was detrimental down the stretch, and injuries were a factor. 

Verone McKinley III exited the first meeting between these two teams with a first-half injury and did not return. ‘The General’ is the Ducks’ second-leading tackler and has hauled in a team-high five interceptions. While Oregon will still be without some key pass-catchers, its star cornerback could help limit the damage on defense. Oregon has the fourth-most rushing touchdowns (34) in the FBS and could be much more competitive if Anthony Brown and Travis Dye have bounce-back performances.

Why Utah can cover

Utah is riding a five-game winning streak, and four of its victories during that span have been by double-digits. The Utes have leaned heavily on their sturdy rushing attack to get results. Tavion Thomas has put the offense on his back and could build on his string of elite performances in his second matchup with Oregon. 

Thomas is a touchdown machine. He’s rushed for 978 yards, and 18 touchdowns on 168 carries this season. He’s been incredibly productive during the Utes’ winning streak, tallying 14 rushing touchdowns in his last five games. Thomas eclipsed 100 yards on the ground in three of those contests. The sophomore running back could power Utah to a sixth consecutive victory by continuing to move the chains efficiently. 

How to make Utah vs. Oregon picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 50 combined points. It also has generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in over 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the model’s Pac-12 Championship Game picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Oregon vs. Utah? And which side of the spread hits over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Utah vs. Oregon spread to back, all from the advanced model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.

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