Cam Rising Expected Start Moves Utah from -4.5 to -6 Vs UCLA

  • The Utah Utes are 6.0-point favorites at home against the UCLA Bruins in Week 4.
  • Utah moved from a 4.5-point favorite to now 6.0 points with quarterback Cam Rising expected to start.
  • The total is 52.5 points with -110 odds to go over on Saturday.

SALT LAKE CITYUtah’s line movement from 4.5-point favorites to now 6.0-point favorites indicate Utah quarterback Cam Rising will play on Saturday. Rising hasn’t played since he tore his ACL in the 2022 Rose Bowl.

The No. 11 Utah Utes are 3-0 without Rising this season. However, his presence greatly improves Utah’s chances of beating No. 22 UCLA in Week 4.

Even without Rising, online sportsbooks favor the Utes to continue dominating Pac-12 opponents at home.

Utah Utes Vs UCLA Bruins Betting Lines

Team Spread Moneyline Total
UCLA +6.0 (-110) +190 O 52.5 (-110)
Utah -6.0 (-110) -235 U 52.5 (-110)

Utah won 19 of their last 20 home games against PAC-12 opponents. They covered the spread in 15 of those 20 games and returning Cam Rising would likely extend that streak.

Is Cam Rising Going To Play Against UCLA?

Utah’s head coach Kyle Whittingham told Ian Fitzsimmons of ESPN Radio that Rising was a full participant in practice last week with no contact.

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The medical staff made an internal decision on Thursday of Rising’s availability, but Utah online sportsbooks are confident Rising will start on Saturday.

The public likely won’t know if Rising is officially in until game time. Coach Whittingham didn’t reveal his starting quarterback until kickoff for Week 1 against the Florida Gators.

Cam Rising’s expected return means well for the 52.5-point total to go over on Saturday. Before Coach Whittingham’s comments, the total at CFB online sportsbooks was 51.0 points.

UCLA overs hit in 11 of their last 14 games against Pac-12 opponents. The total has -110 odds at California sportsbooks to go over 52.5 points on Saturday.