Alamo Bowl Picks and Odds: Texas vs. Utah

Updated Alamo Bowls Odds: Utah -7 /55

Texas Longhorns vs. Utah Utes Predictions

From the cusp of the College Football Playoff…To the Alamo Bowl. How will Utah head coach Kyle Whittigham get his team to respond after dropping the Pac-12 title game to Oregon? Tune in as the WagerTalk TV crew offers their Texas vs. Utah predictions.

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Event: (261) Texas Longhorns +7 vs. (262) Utah Utes (o/u 55)
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 31 at 7:30 p.m. EDT

This is a spot where Tom Herman has thrived in the past. The Longhorns were 14-point underdogs to Georgia in last year’s Sugar Bowl and led the game wire-to-wire in a 28-21 win. Early indications are that Utah will have its full compliment of players for the Alamo Bowl, but maybe not their full compliment of fans. Utah and the Pac-12 have refused to announce how many tickets they’ve sold for the game, which is a pretty clear indication that the answer is “not many.” This should be a virtual home game for the Longhorns. Will that help motivate the Utes? After breaking several records during the regular season, Utah running back Zack Moss will be looking to break the school’s all-time record for most all-purpose yards.

A few trends, courtesy of The Gold Sheet:

  • Tom Herman is 15-5 against the spread in his last 20 games as an underdog.
  • Herman is 3-0 straight-up and against the spread in bowl games.
  • Kyle Whittingham is 8-4 against the spread in bowl games.

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