Utah vs Penn State Odds, Pick & Prediction for 2023 Rose Bowl


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Dec 2, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Utah Utes quarterback Cameron Rising (7) throws the ball against the Southern California Trojans in the first half of the Pac-12 Championship at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

  • Utah battles Penn State in a classic Rose Bowl matchup on Monday, January 2nd
  • Penn State is 6-0 against the spread in their last 6 games played
  • Explore all the odds for the 108th Rose Bowl and our best bets for Utah vs Penn State below

Utah takes on Penn State in the 108th Rose Bowl on Monday night. Get your wagers in early for this classic Utah vs Penn State showdown.

Utah dominated the USC Trojans in the Pac-12 Championship game on December 2nd. Coming away with a surprising 47-24 victory.

While Penn State beat up on Michigan State on November 26th.

“The Granddaddy of Them All” kicks off on Monday, January 2nd, 2023 from the Rose Bowl at 5pm ET. This year’s Rose Bowl airs exclusively on ESPN. Until then, check out all the Rose Bowl odds and our best Utah vs Penn State bets below.

Utah vs Penn State Rose Bowl Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Utah -2.5 -133 Over 52.5 (-110)
Penn State +2.5 +110 Under 52.5 (-110)

Odds as of January 1st at BetMGM.

Utah enters the 108th Rose Bowl as 2.5-point favorites over Penn State. While the total for Utah vs Penn State sits at 52.5. Presently, bettors are all over the Nittany Lions as 75% of ATS bets favor Penn State to cover.

Utah Betting Trends

The Utah Utes are perhaps the story of the College Football season. Kyle Whittingham’s team played spoiler this season, defeating Lincoln Riley’s USC twice to deny the Trojans a berth to the College Football Playoff.

Utah is a hard-nosed, resilient football team with an explosive offense and underrated defense. Quarterback Cameron Rising is the heart and soul of this squad. Rising has had an unbelievable season, completing over 66% of his passes for nearly 3000 yards and 25 touchdowns. The junior from California has added 409 yards and six scores on the ground.

Most importantly, Rising has been incredible in the clutch. Utah answered everything USC had to throw at them thanks to the off-script brilliance of Rising. However, he will certainly miss the presence of top target Dalton Kincaid who will miss the Rose Bowl through injury. The Utes will also miss star cornerback Clark Phillips II who opted out of the game.

Defensively, the Utes have been dominant against the run, allowing only 107 rushing yards per game. Utah’s defensive line has been a strength all season and the Pac-12 champions will look to add to their 38 total sacks.

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Penn State Betting Trends

Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford will be playing his final game as a Nittany Lion in what has been a long and storied career. Like Rising, Clifford is known for his toughness and ability to create magic after the play breaks down. The 5th-year senior has thrown for 2543 yards and 22 touchdowns while leading the Nittany Lions to a 10-2 record.

Unfortunately, Clifford will be without top target Parker Washington for Monday’s Rose Bowl. Thankfully, Penn State can rely on its powerful rushing attack. The duo of Kaytron Allen and Nicholas Singleton have combined for close to 1,800 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns on the year.

On top of that, the Penn State defense has been on a tear as of late. The Nittany Lions have allowed just 18 points per game this season, while surrendering only 40 total points over their past four games. Unfortunately, star cornerback Joey Porter Jr. has opted-out of this bowl game to prepare for the NFL draft.

Penn State is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games played. While the over is 4-0 in Penn State’s last four games against the Pac-12.

Utah vs Penn State Rose Bowl Prediction

Ultimately, both Utah and Penn State have displayed their excellence throughout 2022. The Utes beat up on a Heisman-winning quarterback twice. While Penn State has only lost to teams in the College Football Playoff.

That being said, Utah should be ultra motivated to come out on top on Monday. The Utes are playing in their second straight Rose Bowl after losing last year to Ohio State. Utah was fantastic down the stretch, covering in 4 of their last 5 games. Moreover, Utah has gone 11-4 in bowl games under Kyle Whittingham and will come out on top on Monday night.

Utah vs Penn State Rose Bowl Pick: Utah -2.5 (-110)


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