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Utah Utes vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/9/13

Arizona State Sun Devils (6-2) at Utah Utes (4-4)

NCAAF Football: Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm (Rice-Eccles Stadium)

The Line: Utah Utes +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Pac-12 Network

The Utah Utes and the Arizona State Sun Devils face off on Saturday in Utah in a Pac-12 college footall matchup.

The Utah Utes hit their ninth game of the season at 4-4 and they have lost their last two games. The Utah offense is averaging 31.1 points and 418.2 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 17 times. Travis Wilson has completed 58.8 percent of his passes for 1,706 with 14 touchdowns and 14 interceptions and he rushed for 342 yards and five touchdowns. Bubba Poole has rushed for 495 yards and a touchdown and he has 28 receptions out of the backfield. Dres Anderson has 33 receptions with five touchdowns, Sean Fitzgerald has 24 catches and four touchdowns, and Anthony Denham has 20 catches and two touchdowns. Defensively Utah allows 25.8 points and 393.4 yards per game with two interceptions, eight fumble recoveries, and 27 sacks. Trevor Reilly has 69 tackles and 5.5 sacks, Jared Walker has 63 tackles, and Michael Walker has 49 tackles. Utah had their signature win this season against Stanford but they haven’t been able to come close to replicating it.

Utah Utes vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/9/13

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The Arizona State Sun Devils have won their last three games in a row and they might be playing their best football of the season right now. The ASU offense is averaging 46.6 points and 515.1 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 12 times. Taylor Kelly has completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 2,511 yards with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions and he has rushed for 315 yards and five touchdowns. Marion Grice has rushed for 647 yards and 12 touchdowns and e has 35 receptions and six receiving touchdowns. Arizona State’s top receiver is Jaelen Strong with 49 catches and five touchdowns, D.J. Foster has 43 catches and three touchdowns, and Chris Coyle has 21 catches and four touchdowns. Defensively Arizona State allows 26 points and 343.4 yards with 11 interceptions, seven fumble recoveries, and 20 sacks. Chris Young has 48 tackles, Alden Darby has 39 tackles, and Carl Bradford has 5.5 sacks. Arizona State has scored over 50 points in each of their last three games.

Utah is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 home games, 14-6 against the spread following a loss, and 1-7 against the spread in their last eight Pac-12 games. Arizona State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four Pac-12 games, 5-2 against the spread following a game where they scored more than 40 points, and 1-5-1 against he spread in their last seven games on field turf.

ASU is laying nearly a touchdown on the road here but I don’t see how Utah can keep up with them here so I am laying the points. 

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Arizona State Sun Devils -7

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