Arizona State vs Utah NCAA Football Betting Tips
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Tyler Huntley and the Utah Utes host the Arizona State Sun Devils at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The odds on this matchup have Utah as 13.5-point favorites. The Sun Devils are 3-3-0 ATS and 2-4-0 when betting on the total. The Utes are 1-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-3-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Arizona State Sun Devils went up against the Washington State Cougars and won by a score of 38-34. Running the show from under center for the Sun Devils was Jayden Daniels who went 26/36 with 363 yards through the air and threw 3 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. Eno Benjamin paced the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 32 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 137 yards via 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.2 yards per carry. Brandon Aiyuk was the receiving yardage leader by earning 196 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 28.0 yards per catch in the game. The Sun Devils ended up running the ball 32 times and earned a total of 169 yards which gave them an average of 5.3 yards per carry. On the day, the Sun Devils had a total of 25 first downs and they totaled 5 infractions for 53 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In all, they finished with a total of 68 plays which added up to 532 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Arizona State allowed 44 completions on 66 attempts totaling 466 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. On the ground, the Sun Devils allowed 32 yards on 10 attempts which means they had an average of 3.2 yards per run allowed. In the game, they allowed a total of 498 yards but didn't force any takeaways.
The Sun Devils come into this game with a record of 5-1 for this year. For total yards, they rank 9th in the Pac-12 Conference and 72nd in the nation with 2,416 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 25.3 points per contest, which has them at 92nd in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 134.3 yards on the ground per contest which is 9th in the Pac-12 Conference. The Sun Devils have one of the best defenses in Division 1, allowing 17.7 points per game which has them at 3rd in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Sun Devils have conceded 1,610 yards. Opponents are completing 63.4% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.7 yards per try. When it comes to rushing yards, Arizona State is allowing 91.7 yards per contest which has them at 2nd in the conference and 11th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3 yards per rush putting them 2nd in the Pac-12 Conference and 22nd in D-1 overall. In total, they have conceded 550 rushing yards through 6 games.
The last time they took the field, the Utah Utes played the Oregon State Beavers and notched a win by a score of 52-7. Zack Moss led the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 91 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for the game. He ran for a total of 121 yards via 5 carries which meant he averaged 24.2 yards per carry. Demari Simpkins was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 97 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 24.3 yards per catch for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Utes was Tyler Huntley who went 14/17 with 247 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Utes ran the football 42 times and racked up a total of 256 yards which earned them an average of 6.1 yards per run. For the game, the Utes totaled 24 first downs and they totaled 8 infractions for 75 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In the game, they ran 60 plays which added up to 503 yards. When discussing the defense, Utah gave up 22 completions on 42 attempts for a total of 169 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.4%. Overall, they allowed 217 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Utes gave up 48 yards on 22 carries which is an average of 2.2 yards per attempt allowed.
The Utes come into this matchup with a record of 5-1. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Utes have one of the most prolific offenses in D-1. Utah has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 228.8 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 22nd in college football. As a team, they have a total of 1,373 yards rushing through 6 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Utes average 467.3 yards per contest overall putting them 27th in the nation and 3rd in the conference. The Utes are conceding 13.2 points per contest which puts them at 2nd in the Pac-12 Conference and 9th in college football. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the nation. They are conceding 218.7 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Utes are currently ranked 4th in the conference. In regard to points allowed, they have given up 79 points in total. When talking about yards rushing, they are conceding 52.8 yards per game ranking them 2nd in Division 1 and 1st in the Pac-12. This year, they have conceded 317 yards rushing and 3 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Sun Devils/Utes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Sun Devils +13.5
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