The Arizona State Sun Devils (2-6 / 1-4) head to Salt Lake City to take on the 18th-ranked Utah (6-2 / 3-2), who were trounced last week by the Oregon Ducks, 35-6, as a 6.5-point underdog. Arizona State continues to be a friend for bettors after the straight-up win as a 4.5-point underdog against Washington State.
The Utes are an 11-point home favorite with a total of 41.5. The ASU vs Utah moneyline shows Utah as a -425 favorite. Kick-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT and can be seen on Pac-12 Network. This is one of this week’s most intriguing College Football betting lines, so let’s start our Arizona State vs Utah moneyline preview with a look at the Sun Devils from a betting perspective.
ASU Looks To Build Off First Win
The Arizona State Sun Devils have been sneaky good this year; not many are discussing it. Last week, they beat the Washington State Cougars as a 4.5-point underdog after taking the Washington Huskies to the limit the week prior. Even with a 2-6 record, you can easily tell that Kenny Dillingham’s team is on its way up after starting the college football season 0-3 ATS. Since they’ve covered every game except a push vs. Colorado (+3). ASU won their first Pac-12 game last week against the Cougars, 38-27, while gaining 509 total yards, 255 on the ground in the win.
If the Sun Devils are profitable this NCAAF season, it would be the first full season they’ve finished in the black since 2018 (7-5, 1.39 units). ASU, being an underdog, has been a good spot for bettors since 2017, winning 24 of 38 decisions, good for 8.33 units of profit. They won’t find themselves in the College Football rankings this season, but some who know the program feel this is just the first step. We continue our Arizona State vs Utah moneyline preview by switching our attention to the Utes.
No One Wants To Get To Saturday More Than Utah
For 18 straight games, opponents visiting Rice-Eccles Stadium have left with a loss. That all changed last week when the Oregon Ducks not only ended that streak but ended by beating Utah by 29 points. You would think that Kyle Wittingham’s team would come in with a massive chip on their shoulder, but when you don’t have solid play at quarterback, it’s hard to know what the result will be.
Quarterback Bryson Barnes was 15 of 29 for 136 yards to go with two interceptions and no touchdowns. Utah has been trying to replace starter Cam Rising since camp and has won mostly on defense and their running attack. Rising is out for the season with a knee injury. Typically, Utah has been one of the best teams in College Football to wager on, with a 91-71 spread record since 2016, with only Penn State better in that span.
Utah won’t finish on top of the Pac-12 College Football standings this year, but at home, they’re still dangerous with the nation’s 7th-ranked defense against the run. We continue our Arizona State vs Utah moneyline preview with our official recommendation.
We Can’t Go Away From What We Know
What we know is this, the Sun Devils have been terrific against the number this season, and the Utes may be still thinking about being punished in front of the home crowd last week. There is a chance that Utah will not take this game as seriously, especially with Washington on deck.
The difference between the two teams is Arizona State loves to throw the ball, so whether they’re ahead or behind, they’ll likely always be in range on this week’s number. We like Trenton Bourguet over anyone the Utes will have behind center this week. Take ASU and the points, and perhaps look at the Arizona State vs Utah moneyline (+325) as a fun option. We wish you all the best with your wagers this weekend.