Arizona Wildcats (1-10) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (7-4)
November 27, 2021 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -20 / Arizona Wildcats +20; Over/Under: -52.5
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The Arizona State Sun Devils meet the Arizona Wildcats and Saturday in week 13 PAC-12 college football action in the Duel in the Desert at Sun Devil Stadium. The Arizona Wildcats look to rebound from a 1-10 record. The Arizona State Sun Devils look for a win after splitting their last six games.
The Arizona Wildcats have lost all four road games this season. Will Plummer is completing 55.9 percent of his passes for 1,280 yards, 5 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Stanley Berryhill III and Tayvian Cunningham have combined for 955 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Michael Wiley has 30 receptions. The Arizona Wildcats ground game is averaging 137.7 yards per contest, and Drake Anderson leads the way with 354 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 30.8 points and 377.8 yards per game. Anthony Pandy leads the Arizona Wildcats with 74 tackles, Kyon Barrs has 5 sacks and Gunner Maldonado has 1 interception.
The Arizona State Sun Devils have won five of their last six home games. Jayden Daniels is completing 66.2 percent of his passes for 2,135 yards, 8 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Ricky Pearsall and Rachaad White have combined for 888 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Curtis Hodges has 20 receptions. The Arizona State Sun Devils ground game is averaging 203.8 yards per contest, and Rachaad White leads the way with 908 yards and 14 touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona State is allowing 21.5 points and 324.7 yards per game. Kyle Soelle leads the Arizona State Sun Devils with 76 tackles, Anthonie Cooper has 3.5 sacks and Merlin Robertson has 3 interceptions.
The Wildcats are 8-23 ATS in their last 31 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sun Devils are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 11-4 in Wildcats last 15 games on grass. The under is 7-1 in Sun Devils last 8 home games. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
It’s no secret the Arizona Wildcats aren’t a good football team, but they’ve somehow managed to cover four of their last five games. The Arizona State Sun Devils are the better team, but they can lay an egg out of nowhere and the offense has dry spots, and we saw that last week against Oregon State. This is a rivalry game, and a lot of the recent meetings have been close. Also, Airozna should be motivated after losing last year 70-7. I’ll take a shot with the points, but I don’t feel great about it.