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Utah opens as one-point underdogs to Cal

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The 4-0 No. 18 ranked Utes are taking on the 2-2 Cal Bears on Saturday at 4 pm at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, so the boys in Vegas have their line out for the game, and the Utes are a one point underdog. This will be the first time the Utes have been an underdog all season, after being a 3 point favorite last week over USC in Rice-Eccles Stadium.

It’s generally thought that the home team should get about 3 points, just for being at home, so Vegas thinks this game is really a pick ‘em, and may even favor the Utes just a bit. I’m yet to see any over/under yet, which will be interesting since Cal comes into the game with one of the best offenses in the Pac-12, and Utah is coming in with one of the best defenses.

Cal hasn’t shown much ability to play defense this season (or in general under Sonny Dykes), as their 2 wins are against Hawaii and Texas (in a shootout), and they’ve lost to SDSU and ASU (another shootout).

What are your thoughts on the line?