Utah Utes vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 9/24/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Location: Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Sun Devils (+14)
Sun Devil Stadium is the location where the Arizona State Sun Devils (1-2) will meet the Utah Utes (2-1) on Saturday. Arizona State opens this game as 14-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 52.
The Utah Utes come into this game with a record of 2-1 for this year. In their last game, the Utes played the San Diego State Aztecs and earned the victory with a final of 35-7. Tavion Thomas was the best rusher for the Utes with 16 attempts for 59 yds (3.7 yds per carry). Cameron Rising went 18/30 with 224 yds passing and 4 TDs. He had a QB rating of 166.7 and finished the game without throwing an interception. On the ground, the Utes gave up 113 yards on 34 tries, which averages out to 3.3 yards per rush surrendered. Utah surrendered 7 completions on 21 tries for 60 yards, and a completion rate of 33.3%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 68 plays which gave them 398 yds. The Utah Utes ran the football 38 different times and had 174 yds, which earned them an average of 4.6 yds per carry.
In terms of scoring points, the Utah Utes are averaging 44.7 points per outing. As a team they're averaging 216.7 yards on the ground which has them sitting 30th in college football. The Utes have earned 1,442 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Utah has compiled 9 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns on the ground. Utah has compiled 78 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 19 infractions for 147 yards. They have turned the football over 3 times.
Regarding yards through the air, the Utes are allowing 270 yds which puts them in 2nd in D-1. They have given up 90.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 51.5%. During the season, they are giving up 236.3 yards per contest which puts them 9th in the nation. They have surrendered 1 touchdown via the pass and 5 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up 4.7 yards per run and 146.3 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. Overall, they have allowed 439 rushing yards through 3 games. The Utes rank 24th in college football when it comes to team defense, conceding 14.3 PPG.
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The Sun Devils head into this matchup 1-2 for this season. In their last game, the Sun Devils took a loss by a final score of 30-21 when they played the Eastern Michigan Eagles. Emory Jones (1 touchdown) ended the game with 182 yds on 20/32 passing while his quarterback rate was 120.6. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.7. Xazavian Valladay ran the football 16 times for 127 yards, ending the contest with 7.9 yards per attempt for Arizona State. Arizona State ended up running for 7.4 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 170 yards on 23 carries. The Sun Devils finished the contest with a total of 352 yards while running 55 plays (6.4 yards per play). The Sun Devils pass defense allowed a completion rate of 63.6%, surrendering 153 yards on 14 out of 22 passing. Arizona State surrendered 51 run attempts for 305 yards (6.0 yds per rush).
The Arizona State Sun Devils are averaging 375.0 yards/game, which has them sitting 87th in the nation. The Arizona State offense has compiled 224 penalty yds on 24 violations, which ranks 31st in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition. For the season so far, the Sun Devils have earned 557 yards through the air as well as an average of 185.7 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 105th in college football. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Sun Devils rank 91st in the nation holding an average of 26.0 points per contest.
Arizona State has yielded a total of 525 yards on the ground (175.0 yards per game) in addition to 4 touchdowns via the rush on the year. They have given up 3 touchdowns through the air and 172.7 yards/contest, which has them sitting 21st in college football. The Sun Devils defense has been on the field for 210 plays, which has them ranked 85th in Division 1. The Sun Devils are allowing 22.3 PPG, which has them ranked 57th in the nation. Overall, they have allowed 67 pts.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Sun Devils college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Sun Devils +14
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