Week 10 of the 2021 college football season brings a couple of games Friday, November 5, including the Pac-12 Conference showdown from Stanford Stadium, so we have prepared the best Utah Utes vs. Stanford Cardinal betting pick and odds.

These two schools meet each other for the first time since 2018 when Utah smashed Stanford 40-21 as a 4-point road underdog. This time around, the Utes are 7.5-point road favorites on Bovada Sportsbook, while the totals are listed at 54.0 points.

Utah dismantled UCLA to get back to the winning ways  

The Utah Utes (5-3; 3-5 ATS) are coming off an impressive 44-24 home victory to the UCLA Bruins this past Saturday. They bounced back from a tough 42-34 defeat at Oregon State in Week 8, covering a 6.5-point spread in front of the home fans.

The Utes dropped 21 second-quarter points on the Bruins and never looked back. Sophomore RB Tavion Thomas went bonkers and tied a school record with four rushing touchdowns. He had 24 carries for 160 yards, while sophomore QB Cameron Rising went 17-of-27 for 179 yards and a TD.

Utah has scored 34 or more points in each of its previous four outings. The Utes are tallying 33.4 points per game (34th in the country) on 191.5 rushing yards (39th) and 225.3 passing yards (77th). They average 5.6 yards per carry, enough for the seventh-most in the nation. 

Stanford lost three games in a row

The Stanford Cardinal fell to 3-5 SU and ATS on the season following a disappointing 20-13 home loss to the Washington Huskies. Playing as small 2.5-point favorites, the Cardinal couldn’t cope with the Huskies’ defense, racking up only 265 total yards and committing three turnovers.

Sophomore QB Tanner McKee tossed for 194 yards and a couple of picks. He’s listed as questionable to play Friday against the Utes due to an undisclosed injury, so the Cardinal might have to start senior Jack West, who hasn’t played since the opening week.

Stanford is scoring 24.9 points per game (tied-89th in the country). The Cardinal’s offense ranks 125th in rushing yards per game (91.4), so they’ll be in big trouble if Tanner McKee doesn’t suit up for Week 10. On the other side of the ball, the Cardinal are yielding 27.0 points per contest (74th) on 208.9 rushing yards (122nd) and 195.6 passing yards (26th).



  • 4-0-1 ATS in the last five games against Stanford
  • 5-1 ATS in the last six games played in November
  • 6-1 ATS in the last seven outings in Week 10


  • 1-4 ATS in the last five games overall
  • 1-5 ATS in the last six games at home
  • 0-7 ATS in the last seven games played in November

Utah vs. Stanford Pick

The Cardinal have been unpredictable all season. They’ve managed to beat No. 3 Oregon 31-24 in overtime and No. 14 USC 42-28, but the Cardinal have also suffered a few surprising defeats. On the other side, the Utes have been terrific over the last few weeks, going 3-1 SU and ATS since their bye week, so give me the visitors to cover.

McKee’s injury is a big issue for the hosts. Also, their run D will have a mountain to climb against the Utes’ prolific offense.

Pick: Take Utah Utes -6.5 at -138            

The Total:

The Utes’ offense has been firing on all cylinders lately. Utah shouldn’t have any problems moving the ball against Stanford’s rushing defense, but the Utes should also struggle to keep Stanford’s offense quiet even if the hosts start Jack West under center.

The under is 4-1 in Stanford’s last five games overall. On the other hand, the over is 5-1 in Utah’s previous six contests overall and 4-1 in the Utes’ last five showings on the road.

Pick: Go over 54.0 points at -110