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    The Utah Utes and the Northwestern Wildcats will play in the Las Vegas Bowl on December 23, 2023, with kickoff at 7:30 PM ET, airing on ABC.

    The Wildcats are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+6.5), against the Utes (with an over/under of 42 points).

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    Game Info for Utah vs. Northwestern

    • Game Day: Saturday, December 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ABC
    • Location: Paradise, Nevada
    • Stadium: Allegiant Stadium
    Utah vs Northwestern Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Utah -6.5 -111 -109 42 -110 -110 -272 +221

    Utah Pick Insights

    • Utah is 6-5-1 ATS this season.
    • Utah has a 2-2-1 record against the spread when favored by 6.5 points or more this season.
    • Utah games with a set total have hit the over five times this season (41.7%).

    Utah Stats & Insights

    • Utah has the 86th-ranked offense this season (359.8 yards per game), and has been even more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 17th-best with only 308.6 yards allowed per game.
    • Utah ranks 84th in points scored this year (24.5 points per game), but has been playing really well on defense, ranking 22nd-best in the FBS with 19.8 points allowed per game.
    • Utah ranks 17th-worst in passing offense (173.6 passing yards per game), but thas played a little better on defense, ranking 64th with 224.3 passing yards allowed per contest.
    • Utah ranks 27th in rushing yards this season (186.3 rushing yards per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking fifth-best in the FBS with 84.3 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Utah has the 47th-ranked offense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (41.8% conversion rate), and has been more effective on defense, ranking ninth-best with a 29.3% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • With 15 forced turnovers (84th in the FBS) against 10 turnovers committed (10th in the FBS), Utah (+5) has the 30th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Utah’s Best Players

    • Bryson Barnes has thrown for 1,517 yards (126.4 ypg) to lead Utah, completing 58.5% of his passes and collecting 12 touchdown passes compared to nine interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 279 rushing yards on 73 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Ja’Quinden Jackson has racked up 742 yards on 153 carries while finding the end zone four times.
    • Jaylon Glover has racked up 513 yards on 121 carries, scoring two times.
    • Devaughn Vele’s team-leading 593 yards as a receiver have come on 43 catches (out of 72 targets) with three touchdowns.
    • Money Parks has caught 30 passes for 289 yards (24.1 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Mikey Matthews’ 29 grabs have yielded 261 yards.
    • Jonah Elliss has racked up 11.5 sacks to lead the team, while also recording 12 TFL and 35 tackles.
    • Levani Damuni, Utah’s top tackler, has 59 tackles and 0.5 sacks this year.
    • Lander Barton leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up 30 tackles and two passes defended.

    Northwestern Betting Insights

    • So far this year, Northwestern has compiled an 8-3-0 record against the spread.
    • Northwestern is a 4-2 record against the spread when an underdog by 6.5 points or more this year.
    • Northwestern has hit the over in six of their 11 games with a set total (54.5%).

    Northwestern Pick Insights

    • Northwestern’s offense has been bottom-25 in total offense this season, putting up 305.1 total yards per game, which ranks 10th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 43rd with 351.6 total yards allowed per contest.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Northwestern is accumulating 22.8 points per contest (102nd-ranked). It ranks 51st in the FBS defensively (23.8 points surrendered per game).
    • Northwestern has been thriving on pass defense, giving up just 192.1 passing yards per contest (24th-best). Offensively, it ranks 98th in the FBS by putting up 200.1 passing yards per game.
    • Northwestern’s rushing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, registering 105 rushing yards per game, which ranks 14th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 84th with 159.5 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
    • Northwestern ranks 54th in the FBS with a 41.1% third-down conversion percentage on offense, and 87th with a 40.6% third-down percentage allowed on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Northwestern sports a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking eighth-best at +10.

    Northwestern’s Best Players

    • Ben Bryant has racked up 1,585 yards on 61.7% passing while tossing 11 touchdown passes with six interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Cam Porter, has carried the ball 156 times for 618 yards (51.5 per game) with four touchdowns.
    • Anthony Tyus III has run for 217 yards across 45 carries, scoring one touchdown.
    • Cam Johnson has hauled in 684 receiving yards on 50 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring five touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Bryce Kirtz has caught 44 passes and compiled 633 receiving yards (52.8 per game) with four touchdowns.
    • A.J. Henning has racked up 361 reciving yards (30.1 ypg) and four touchdowns this season.
    • Aidan Hubbard has six sacks to lead the team, and also has five TFL and 21 tackles.
    • Northwestern’s tackle leader, Bryce Gallagher, has 94 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
    • Xander Mueller has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 84 tackles, six TFL, five sacks, and three passes defended.
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