Utah vs. Ohio State Updated Prediction and Odds: Back Buckeyes in Rose Bowl

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud.
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud. / Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA

Ohio State and Utah ring in 2022 at the Rose Bowl Game and try to cap their seasons off with a win. The Buckeyes didn't win the Big Ten, but they are this year's participant because Michigan is playoff-bound and will play in the Orange Bowl.

Utah ended the season on fire, winning its last six games and finishing 10-3 on the season. The Utes beat Oregon to win the Pac-12, which brings them to Ohio State's door step.

Can the Utes keep their streak alive? Will Ohio State take out their season's disappointments on Utah?

Here are the odds for their matchup via WynnBET.

Utah vs. Ohio State Updated Spread, Odds and Over/Under for Rose Bowl


  • Utah: +4 (-110)
  • Ohio State: -4 (-110)


  • Utah: +152
  • Ohio State: -185
  • Total: 63.5 (Over: -110/Under: -110)

Utah vs. Ohio State Betting Trends

  • These teams are a combined 12-12-1 ATS this season. 
  • Utah is 1-0 at a neutral site this year.
  • The Utes haven’t won a bowl game since 2017.
  • The Buckeyes haven’t lost a Rose Bowl since 1985.

Utah vs. Ohio State Rose Bowl Prediction and Pick

The line moved from Ohio State -6.5 to -4 after news came out thatthe Buckeyes will be without Garrett Wilson and several other key playmakers, but they still have two great receivers that can get the job done against the Utes. That’s going to be critical because this game will play out similar to the Ohio State-Michigan battle. 

Utah is No. 11 in the country in rushing yards per game. Ohio State has the 21st-best rushing defense in the country. It will certainly be tested, but the Buckeyes now have experience playing an uber-physical rushing team. 

In the end, I expect Ohio State’s offense to be too powerful. The Buckeyes average 45 points a game and over 550 yards of offense per game. Although they will be shorthanded, C.J. Stroud is still capable of making plays himself and getting the ball to his playmakers. 

Pick: Ohio State -4 (-110)