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Penn State vs. Utah 2022 Rose Bowl Odds, Preview & Pick

By Hank Blaine

The Alabama Crimson Tide didn’t stamp their ticket to the College Football Playoff. The Tide did land a top bowl berth, though. Bama takes on Big 12 titlist Kansas State in the 2022 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Saturday. The Tide shows up a -6.5 favorite to beat the Wildcats. Will Alabama end their season with a bowl victory? Or will K-State put a stamp on an already championship season?

Before everything else, NitroBetting arms you with everything you need to kick things off on a positive note. Below, we provide event details, team andplayer statistics, and the latest NCAAF odds. More than that, we go the extra mile and share timely betting trends and predictions that help you secure the best picks. Check out for more sports betting odds and lines, exclusively at our online Bitcoin sportsbook.

Penn State vs. Utah 2022 Rose Bowl Game Information

  • When: Monday, Jan. 2 at 5:00 pm ET
  • Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: CBS Sports Radio 96.5 (Penn State) // ESPN 700 (Utah)
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • College Footall Odds: Penn State (+2.5) // Utah (-2.5)

READ MORE: Alabama vs. Kansas State 2022 Sugar Bowl Odds, Preview & Pick

Why Bet on the Penn State Nitanny Lions?

The Nittany Lions offense didn’t score less than 30 points in their final 5 games. The Lions dropped 31 onto Ohio State in a loss.

Then in a game against Indiana, Penn State scored 45. Versus Maryland, the Nittany Lions dusted the Terps 30-0.

Penn State followed up that victory by scoring 55 against Rutgers and 35 against Michigan State. Quarterback Sean Clifford got better as the season continued. Running back Nicholas Singleton rushed for 932 yards and scored 10 TDs.

Penn State’s defense ranked in the top ten in points allowed per game. Opponents averaged less than 19 each contest.

The Nittany Lions held opposing offenses to 318.2 yards each game. Abdul Carter led the Lions with 6.5 sacks. Ji’ayir Brown had 3 interceptions.

Why Bet on the Utah Utes?

Quarterback Cameron Rising led a Utah team that averaged 473 yards per game. The Utes were balanced on offense.

Rising threw for 253 yards each game. The rushing attack averaged 220.5 yards per contest. Utah averaged 40 every time they stepped onto the field.

Utah fielded one of the Pac-12’s top defenses. The Utes allowed a shade over 20 points per game.

Opponents averaged 325.3 yards each contest. Utah held opposing quarterbacks to 218.3 yards each game.

Gabe Reid had 5.5 sacks. Clark Phillips III, a likely first round NFL Draft pick in April, scored 6 interceptions.

Penn State vs. Utah Betting Trends

  • Nittany Lions are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games.
  • Penn State is 5-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
  • Over is 5-1 in Penn State’s last 6 neutral site games.
  • Utes are 6-1 ATS after accumulating 450 yards or more in their previous game.
  • Utah is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 after accumulating 200 or more rushing yards in their previous contest.
  • Over is 5-1 in Utah’s last 6 games on grass.

Penn State vs. Utah Expert Betting Predictions

Penn State is a quality team, but the Nittany Lions face one of the most experienced teams in college football on Monday. The Utah Utes had Ohio State on the ropes in last season’s Rose Bowl.

The lack of quality defensive backs allowed CJ Stroud to rally the Buckeyes. History won’t repeat itself in the 2023 Rose Bowl.

Clark Phillips III is healthy and will play. So will Cam Rising. So will Utah’s top pass catcher in the Pac-12 title win over USC, Money Parks.

Utah’s top rusher from the Pac-12 title game, Ja’Quinden Jackson, will also play. So although Tavion Thomas and Dalton Kincaid have opted out, Rising has enough weapons to punish Penn State’s defense.

The bottom line is that Kyle Wittingham’s squad is motivated to win the Rose Bowl while James Franklin’s isn’t. At -2.5, Utah is an overlay.

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