Arizona State at Utah - 10/17/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona State Sun Devils (4-2) at Utah Utes (5-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Rice-Eccles Stadium)
The Line: Utah Utes -6.5 -- Over/Under: 56 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona State Sun Devils and Utah Utes square off Saturday night at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
The Arizona State Sun Devils look to remain unbeaten on the road and gets their second win over a ranked team. Mike Bercovici is completing 60.3 percent of his passes for 1,604 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. Bercovici has seven touchdown passes in his last two games. Tim White and D.J. Foster have combined for 545 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Gary Chambers has 14 receptions. The Arizona State Sun Devils ground game is averaging 179.5 yards per contest, and Demario Richard leads the way with 529 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, ASU is allowing 26.2 points and 382.8 yards per game. Jordan Simone leads the Sun Devils with 51 tackles, Christian Sam has three sacks and Kareem Orr has two interceptions. Grant Martinez, Demario Richard and Dan Vear are questionable.
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The Utah Utes look to remain undefeated by getting their third Pac-12 victory. Travis Wilson is completing 66.3 percent of his passes for 683 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Wilson has five touchdown passes in his last two games. Devontae Booker and Britain Covey have combined for 376 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Kenneth Scott has 16 receptions. The Utah Utes ground game is averaging 216.2 yards per game, and Booker leads the way with 665 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Utah is allowing 19.8 points and 392 yards per game. Jared Norris leads the Utes with 39 tackles, Pita Taumoepenu has four sacks and Marcus Williams has four interceptions.
The Sun Devils are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games in October and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Utes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Utah is possibly the best team in the country and has a defense that’s going to give Arizona State fits. The Sun Devils have struggled this season with above-average defenses that can pressure the quarterback, and it doesn’t get much better than the Utah Utes.
At home, I like Utah to win this game by a touchdown.