Arizona State Sun Devils vs Utah Utes Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona State Sun Devils vs Utah Utes
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Utes (+1)
The Arizona State Sun Devils (5-1) are headed to Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday where they will play the Utah Utes (3-2). Utah opens this matchup as 1-point underdogs. The betting total is set at 51.
The Arizona State Sun Devils head into this game 5-1 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Sun Devils stepped onto the field against the Stanford Cardinal and walked away with a win by a score of 28-10. Jayden Daniels went 14/23 with 175 yds through the air. He had a quarterback rate of 124.8 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Rachaad White was the leader on the ground for the Sun Devils with 13 carries for 96 yards (7.4 yards per carry). Overall, they had 64 plays which gave them a total of 440 yds. The Arizona State Sun Devils rushed the ball a total of 41 different times and accounted for 265 yds, which came out to an average of 6.5 yards per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Sun Devils conceded 13 yds on 20 attempts, which is an average of 0.7 yards per rush allowed. Arizona State relinquished 27 pass completions on 45 attempts for 356 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%.
The Sun Devils have earned 2,658 total yards this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Arizona State has earned 5 touchdowns via the pass and 21 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the football over 9 different times. Arizona State has a total of 133 first downs, and they have been hurt by 54 penalties for 513 yards. As a unit they maintain an average of 214.3 yards rushing ranking this team at 23rd in the country. Concerning scoring points, the Arizona State Sun Devils hold an average of 33.3 points per contest.
When it comes to yards via the pass, the Sun Devils are allowing 1,088 yds which has them sitting in 42nd in the nation. They are conceding 181.3 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 56.4%. Overall, they are conceding 302.0 yards per outing which puts them 29th in college football. They have yielded 5 touchdowns by air in addition to 6 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing an average of 3.4 yards per run and 120.7 yards on the ground per game so far this season. Overall, they have allowed 724 running yards through 6 games. The Sun Devils are sitting in 25th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 16.2 PPG.
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The Utes head into this matchup 3-2 this season. In their last game, the Utes took home the win by a final score of 42-26 when they played the USC Trojans. Tavion Thomas carried the ball 16 times for 113 yds, ending the game with 7.1 yards per attempt for Utah. Cameron Rising (3 TDs) walked away from the game with 306 yds on 22/28 through the air while his quarterback rating was 205.7. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 10.9. Utah conceded 25 rush attempts for 92 yds (3.7 yds per rush). The Utes secondary allowed a completion percentage of 62.3%, surrendering 401 yards on 33 out of 53 through the air. The Utes finished the contest with a total of 486 yds while they ran 63 plays (7.7 yards per play). Utah ran for 5.1 yards per tote, finishing the game with 180 yards on 35 attempts.
In relation to how much they score, the Utes rank 56th in the nation with an average of 30.8 points per game. For the season so far, the Utes have thrown for a total of 1,109 passing yards as well as an average of 221.8 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 76th in Division 1. The Utah Utes maintain an average of 391.0 yards/outing, ranking them 72nd in Division 1. The Utah offense has 191 penalty yards on 21 violations, which is good for 127th in the nation in terms of helping out the other team.
Utah has allowed the opposition a total of 647 yards on the ground (129.4 yards/game) in addition to 3 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the campaign. They have given up 8 touchdowns through the air and 211.0 yards per outing, which has them ranked 59th in the nation. The Utes defense has participated in 356 plays, which ranks 51st in college football. The Utes are giving up 23.0 points per contest, ranking them 68th in D-1. Overall, they have conceded 115 points.
Who will win tonight's Sun Devils/Utes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Utes +1
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