Utah may not have had the season they were hoping for due to some out of conference losses. However, the Utes are still in strong position to play in the PAC-12 title game and win their first PAC-12 title.
To keep that dream alive though, Utah has to win the easy games remaining on their schedule. That includes today's game against Arizona.
Oddsmakers love Utah in this one. The Utes are 24 point favorites, and they're given -2000 odds to win the game outright. That's an implied 95.2% chance to win the game. Meanwhile, Arizona is given +1400 odds, or an implied 6.7% chance to pull off the upset.
Utah and Arizona have played each other 45 times in their history. Utah has won 24 of those games, and recent history is even better.
Utah has won the last 4 games, and 7 of the last 11 they've played against Arizona. Since 2004, Utah has mostly dominated this series. The only blip was a four game losing streak from 2012-2015. That was Arizona's best stretch of football since the 1970s, so it can be forgiven.
Utah is so close to a PAC-12 title game. They just need to take care of opponents that they should beat. That starts with Arizona. They have to take the Wildcats seriously, as there's no more dangerous team than one playing only for pride.
Still, Utah should win this game without much difficulty. If Arizona gives them trouble then it's going to be a rough day and perhaps a rough end to the season for Utah.