Utah vs. Arizona State Prediction
Fresh off its bye, is Utah a good bet to cover tonight against Arizona State at 9:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Utes are 5.5-point road favorites versus the Sun Devils while the over/under currently sits at 56.5 points. While the side hasn't moved off that 5.5-point number, the total has dropped all the way down from 59.5 to 56.5 since the opening number was released.
UTAH KEY TRENDS: The Utes have covered the spread in five of their last seven games overall and have a great road ATS record, winning 11 of their last 16 games away from home. They're also 12-3 at the betting window in their last 15 road games versus a team with a winning home record and are 12-5 against the spread in their last 17 games coming off the bye.
ARIZONA STATE KEY TRENDS: The Sun Devils are a perfect 8-0 against the spread in their last eight home games and are 7-1 against the number in their last eight games versus a team with a winning record. They too have fared well off the bye, covering in five of their last seven games with an off day the week prior. They're 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games overall as well.
OUR PREDICTION: This is a good spot to grab the home dog. The Sun Devils have struggled offensively this season, allowing 36.6 points per game, but have averaged 35.7 points per contest on the other side. While Arizona State has dropped three straight games and four of its past five, the Sun Devils expect to have sophomore quarterback Manny Wilkins back in the lineup after he was hampered by ankle and shoulder injuries while missing two of four games. Wilkins will provide a boost for ASU tonight and I like the Sun Devils to at least cover in front of a raucous crowd.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 11 PICK: ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS +5.5