Utah at Arizona State - 11/10/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (7-2) at Arizona State Sun Devils (5-4)
College Football: Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Sun Devil Stadium)
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils +5.5 -- Over/Under: 56.5 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Utes and Arizona State Sun Devils meet Thursday night in a Pac-12 college football game at Sun Devil Stadium on FS1.
The Utah Utes look for their fourth road victory to stay in the Pac-12 South division race. The Utah Utes have won six of their last nine road games. Troy Williams is completing 54.6 percent of his passes for 1,888 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions. Williams has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Tim Patrick and Raelon Singleton have combined for 808 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Cory Butler-Byrd has 17 receptions. The Utah Utes ground game is averaging 214.2 yards per contest, and Joe Williams leads the way with 758 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Utah is allowing 22.7 points and 365.4 yards per game. Chase Hansen leads the Utah Utes with 58 tackles, Hunter Dimick has seven sacks and Brian Allen has four interceptions.
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The Arizona State Sun Devils could use a feel good win after losing four of their last five games. The Arizona State Sun Devils become bowl eligible with a victory here. Manny Wilkins is completing 60.5 percent of his passes for 1,421 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. Wilkins and Dillon Sterling-Cole have combined for nine interceptions. Tim White and N'Keal Harry have combined for 953 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Jalen Harvey has 20 receptions. The Arizona State Sun Devils ground game is averaging 155.7 yards per contest, and Demario Richard leads the way with 523 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona State is allowing 36.6 points and 513.6 yards per game. Marcus Ball leads the Arizona State Sun Devils with 59 tackles, Koron Crump has nine sacks and De'Chavon Hayes has three interceptions.
The Utes are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sun Devils are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Sun Devils last 7 home games and the over is 5-2 in Utes last 7 games overall.
I'm big on Utah and back the Utes whenever I can due to their defense and being one of the better coached teams in the country. Williams is also one of the hottest backs in college football at the moment. However, Arizona State can put up points with the best of them and winning in Sun Devil Stadium isn't exactly easy. This is also a big game for the Sun Devils with a bowl game within reach. At home, primtime, I like the value of the points even though Utah is the better team. I see this game being back and forth.