Arizona State Sun Devils at Utah Utes Betting Preview
16 October 2021
The Pac-12 Conference continues to be extremely competitive, but it has also been a league that is tough to figure out. The Utah Utes host the Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday night in a game with huge conference title implications.
Arizona State comes into Saturday night with an overall record of 5-1, and they have now won three straight games. The Sun Devils are back in the Top 25 and control their own destiny in the Pac-12 South Division.
Utah has now won two straight games to get its record up to 3-2 on the year. The Utes were expected to be a title contender this season, and they are starting to play like that team.
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 1.5-point road favorites over the Utah Utes.
Defense Dominant For Sun Devils
Arizona State has allowed less than 17 points per game this season, and they have completely shut down some of the better teams in the league. The Sun Devils held Stanford to just 10 points last weekend and will look for a similar performance in this game.
Quarterback Jayden Daniels continues to get better each week, and he will be looking to lead his offense in this game. Daniels has thrown for nearly 1,300 yards this season but does have just four touchdown passes.
Arizona State has been running the ball effectively all season long, and that is another trend that they hope continues. Playing on the road is never easy, but this team has a formula that works.
Utah Finding Some Offense
Not much was expected of the Utah offense this season, but they have looked explosive with the ball in the last two games. The Utes just went into USC and scored 42 points in a win, and they will be looking for a similar result in this game.
Utah doesn’t exactly have a star on the offensive side of the ball, but they have been able to move the ball well. The Utes are facing a terrific defense on Saturday, and they must find a way to hit on some big plays.
The defense has not been as dominant as expected, but this team still has enough talent to get some stops. Limiting the big plays from Arizona State will be a key in this game.
Utah Too Tough at Home
Even though both of these teams have been putting up some big offensive numbers of late, look for this game to be controlled by the defenses. Arizona State is familiar with playing this type of game, and Utah has the talent to get stops as well.
There just doesn’t appear to be much separation between the two teams, and that should keep this game close throughout. Playing at home is going to be a big benefit from Utah, and it should allow them to make a play late to pick up a win.
Bet the Utah Utes moneyline as they protect the home field and beat the Arizona State Sun Devils to pick up another impressive Pac-12 Conference victory.
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