Utah vs Arizona St Football Betting Tip, 11-10-2016 – Oddsboard.com
Utah Utes vs Arizona State
Thursday November 1oth, 9:30pm EST
Game Preview, Prediction and Odds
NCAAF Odds: Arizona State +5.5, 59.5
Utah vs Arizona St Football Betting Tip by Mike Davis of Oddsboard.com
The (7-2) Utah Utes will take on the (5-4) Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona Thursday night.
Utah enters Thursday’s matchup off a BYE week and some much needed rest. Utah was beat by Washington the prior week, 31-24. Washington has been one of the top teams in college football this year and it was just the second time the Huskies failed to beat a team by at least 24 points. Utah has now lost five of their last six games by seven points or less.
Utah’s defense has been the glue to this team ranking 33rd in yards allowed, 75th vs the pass, 31st vs the run and 32nd in points allowed, giving up just 22.7 ppg. Joe Williams leads a strong running game for Utah. Williams has rushed for 758 yards and 6 TD’s in only 5 games. Williams is fresh of a 172 yard performance vs Washington and they will lean on him vs Arizona State.
Utah Betting Trends
- Utes are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 road games vs. a team with a winning home record
- Utes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall
- Utes are 13-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record
Arizona State lost to Oregon last weekend and it was all offense. The two teams combined for 1202 yards and the Sun Devils defense was torched for 734 yards. The Sun Devils have now lost their last three games in a row and have allowed 558 ypg and 43.7 ppg over that stretch. This is a bad defense that comes in ranked 124th in the nation in total yards allowed, 128th vs the pass, 17th vs the run and 115th in points allowed, giving up 36.6 ppg.
On offense the Sun Devils put up 35 PPG lead by QB Manny Wilkins. Wilkins missed the Oregon game with a stinger but is expected to suit up vs Utah.
The Sun Devils offense is ranked 76th in total offense, 58th in passing, 90th in rushing and 32nd in scoring. After starting the season (5-1), Arizona State has fallen to (5-4). Injuries have really taken a toll on this team and their offense is struggling to score enough points to off-set the lack of defensive stops.
Arizona St Betting Trends
- Sun Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss
- Sun Devils are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 home games
- Sun Devils are 7-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record
- Sun Devils are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss
Utah vs Arizona State Pick & Prediction
The atmosphere in Tempe will be electric on Thursday night. However, the difference maker is the Utah defense. The Utes have a significantly better defense and the Sun Devils are having a very tough time keeping the opposition off the field. I like the Utes win this game by at least a touchdown and cover the -5.5 point spread.