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PAC-12: Arizona State vs Utah 9/24/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Utah Utes (2-1) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (1-2)
September 24, 2022 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils +14.5 / Utah Utes -14.5; Over/Under: +52
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The Arizona State Sun Devils and Utah Utes clash Saturday in a week 4 Pac-12 college football matchup from Sun Devil Stadium.

The Utah Utes will look to build on back-to-back wins after their 35-7 beating of San Diego State last time out. Cameron Rising has thrown for 694 yards, 8 touchdowns and an interception on 67.1% passing while Tavion Thomas has a team-high 222 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. Brant Kuithe has a team-high 17 grabs for 191 yards and 3 touchdowns while Dalton Kincaid and Devaughn Vele each have 100+ receiving yards and a pair of scores this season. On defense, Cole Bishop has a team-high 24 total tackles while the Utes’ defense has combined for 4 sacks and 3 interceptions this season.

The Arizona State Sun Devils will try to bounce back from back-to-back losses after a 30-21 loss to Eastern Michigan dropped the Sun Devils to 1-2 on the year. Emory Jones has thrown for 557 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 60.8% passing while Xazavian Valladay has a team-high 361 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns to lead ASU on the ground. Elijhah Badger has a team-high 217 receiving yards on 17 catches while Giovanni Sanders also has 126 receiving yards this season. On defense, Kyle Soelle leads the Sun Devils with 39 total tackles including 18 solo tackles and a pair of interceptions this season.

Utah is 17-7 ATS in their last 24 conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 road games. Arizona State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in September while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record.

I get the reasoning for backing the Sun Devils as a home underdog as they may show up for their new coach. However, we saw the same sort of situation for Nebraska last week, and the Huskers came out flying but the buzz wore off and they were simply run over at that point. I think the same could be in store here for Arizona State, as Emory Jones is prone to miscues and will likely make some here against a solid Utah defense. I’ll side with Utah in a beatdown.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
Utah -14.5

Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and since then he's worked tirelessly to pick out winners across a wide range of sports from NBA,NHL,MLB and NFL and even into the college ranks of football and basketball as well. Chris has carried over his drive and determination from playing sports at a young age to crushing the competition on a daily basis here at Sports Chat Place!
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