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    The Las Vegas Bowl will see the Utah Utes hitting the field against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, December 23, 2023. Kickoff is at 7:30 PM ET on ABC.

    The Wildcats are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+6.5), against the Utes (with an over/under of 41.5 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 -110 -110 41.5 -110 -110 -237 +192

    Utah Pick Insights

    • Utah has a 6-5-1 record against the spread this season.
    • Utah has a 2-2-1 record against the spread when favored by 6.5 points or more this season.
    • Five of Utah’s 12 games with a set total have hit the over (41.7%).

    Utah Stats & Insights

    • Utah ranks 86th in total offense this season (359.8 yards per game), but has been playing really well on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 17th-best in the FBS with 359.8 yards allowed per game.
    • Defensively, Utah has been a top-25 unit, ranking 22nd-best by surrendering just 19.8 points per game. The offense ranks 84th (24.5 points per game).
    • Utah ranks 18th-worst in passing offense (173.6 passing yards per game), but thas been a little better on defense, ranking 65th 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 shining on the other side of the ball, ranking fifth-best in the FBS with 84.3 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Utah owns the 47th-ranked offense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (41.8% conversion rate), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking ninth-best with a 29.3% third-down percentage allowed.
    • With 15 forced turnovers (87th in the FBS) against 10 turnovers committed (10th in the FBS), Utah’s +5+5 turnover margin ranks 30th in college football.

    Utah’s Best Players

    • Bryson Barnes has 1,517 pass yards for Utah, completing 58.5% of his passes and tossing 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season. He’s also helped out on the ground with 279 rushing yards (23.3 ypg) 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 been handed the ball 121 times this year and racked up 513 yards (42.8 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Devaughn Vele’s leads his squad with 593 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 43 receptions (out of 72 targets) and scored three touchdowns.
    • Money Parks has grabbed 30 passes while averaging 24.1 yards per game and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Mikey Matthews’ 29 catches are good enough for 261 yards.
    • Jonah Elliss paces the team with 11.5 sacks, and also has 12 TFL and 35 tackles.
    • Levani Damuni, Utah’s top tackler, has 59 tackles and 0.5 sacks this year.
    • Lander Barton has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 30 tackles and two passes defended to his name.

    Northwestern Betting Insights

    • Northwestern has an 8-3-0 record against the spread this year.
    • Northwestern is 4-2 against the spread when an underdog by 6.5 points or more this season.
    • Northwestern games have hit the over in six out of 11 opportunities (54.5%).

    Northwestern Pick Insights

    • Northwestern’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit in total offense this season, generating 305.1 total yards per game, which ranks 10th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 43rd with 351.6 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • From an offensive angle, Northwestern is compiling 22.8 points per game (101st-ranked). It ranks 52nd in the FBS on defense (23.8 points given up per game).
    • Northwestern has been excelling on pass defense, surrendering only 192.1 passing yards per contest (24th-best). On offense, it ranks 97th in the FBS by accumulating 200.1 passing yards per game.
    • Northwestern’s rushing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, putting up 105 rushing yards per game, which ranks 14th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 83rd with 159.5 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
    • From an offensive perspective, Northwestern is posting a 41.1% third-down conversion rate (53rd-ranked). It ranks 89th in the FBS defensively (40.6% third-down rate allowed).
    • Northwestern has thrived in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of +10 ranks eighth-best in the FBS, with 19 forced turnovers (39th in the nation) and nine turnovers committed (ninth in the nation).

    Northwestern’s Best Players

    • Ben Bryant leads Northwestern with 1,585 yards on 150-of-243 passing with 11 touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season.
    • Cam Porter is his team’s leading rusher with 156 carries for 618 yards, or 51.5 per game. He’s found the end zone four times on the ground, as well.
    • Anthony Tyus III has totaled 217 yards on 45 carries with one touchdown.
    • Cam Johnson’s 684 receiving yards (57 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 50 catches on 77 targets with five touchdowns.
    • Bryce Kirtz has put together a 633-yard season so far with four touchdowns. He’s caught 44 passes on 76 targets.
    • A.J. Henning’s 39 receptions (on 63 targets) have netted him 361 yards (30.1 ypg) and four touchdowns.
    • Aidan Hubbard has six sacks to pace the team, and also has five TFL and 21 tackles.
    • Northwestern’s leading tackler, Bryce Gallagher, has 94 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
    • Xander Mueller has picked off a team-high three passes. He also has 84 tackles, six TFL, five sacks, and three passes defended to his name.

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