Arizona State Sun Devils vs Utah Utes 10/19/2019 Picks Predictions Preview
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Arizona State Sun Devils vs Utah Utes 10/19/2019 – Saturday’s showdown between Arizona State Sun Devils and Utah Utes at the Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah will provide intrigue on this weekend’s college football betting. The Sun Devils are coming into Utes’ turf with a 5-1 record (2-1 in PAC-12 South Division Conference), while the host team scored their second consecutive after edging the Washington State Cougars 38-34 last week. Utah sports an identical 5-1 record (2-1 in PAC-12 South Division), making their upcoming match-up a crucial game on their schedules.
Arizona State Sun Devils vs Utah Utes 10/19/2019
Arizona State Sun Devils
Arizona State has been a strong Bowl Game contender so far this season. They recorded huge wins against traditional powerhouse Michigan State 10-7 in their third game and slayed another giant by stunning California 24-17 in the fifth week. In the close win against Washington State on October 13, quarterback Jayden Daniels threw for 363 yards with three touchdowns – all caught by his primary target that night Brandon Aiyuk, who finished with 196 yards on 7 receptions.
Players to watch: Jayden Daniels QB (111 CMP, 176 ATT, 1610 YDS, 63.1 CMP%, 9.1 AVG, 86 LNG, 8 TD, 1 INT), Eno Benjamin RB (125 ATT, 529 YDS, 4.2 AVG, 33 LNG, 7 TD), Isaiah Floyd RB (11 ATT, 47 YDS, 4.3 AVG, 10 LNG, 0 TD), Brandon Aiyuk WR (31 REC, 651 YDS, 21.0 AVG, 86 LNG, 5 TD), Kyle Williams WR (24 REC, 205 YDS, 8.5 AVG, 20 LNG, 0 TD).
Utah Utes have compiled a good record at this juncture of their campaign, scoring big wins against BYU 30-12 on Week 1 and Oregon State 52-7 on Week 6. Their lone loss came against USC 30-23 on Week 3. With a 5-1 slate, the Utes can continue building their Bowl Game resume, but only if they beat their first ranked opponent of the season. Quarterback Tyler Huntley needs to replicate his great game against Oregon State, in which he went 14-for-17 for 247 yards and 2 touchdowns. Running back Zach Moss also has to follow up his huge game (121 yards, 2 touchdowns) in his last outing to give the Utes a double-edged offense in this match.
Players to watch: Tyler Huntley QB (99 CMP, 131 ATT, 1393 YDS, 75.6 CMP%, 10.6 AVG, 82 LNG, 9 TD, 0 INT), Zach Moss RB (68 ATT, 514 YDS, 7.6 AVG, 9.1 LNG, 6 TD), Jordan Wilmore RB (37 ATT, 157 YDS, 4.2 AVG, 23 LNG, 1 TD), Bryan Thompson WR (11 REC, 310 YDS, 28.2 AVG, 82 LNG, 2 TD), Brant Kuithe TE (11 REC, 207 YDS, 18.8 AVG, 60 LNG, 2 TD).
Arizona State Sun Devils vs Utah Utes Betting Trends
Arizona State Sun Devils
Arizona State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Utes is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Arizona State Sun Devils vs Utah Utes Betting Picks
Utah Utes enter the match-up as the huge favorite with ESPN match predictor giving the home team an 82.6 percent edge over the visiting team. However, one should not count out the Sun Devils, who aren’t strangers to facing higher-ranked teams. Their victory against Michigan State and California proved they can up the level of their play whenever they face strong opponents. Then again, there’s a reason why online betting lines favored the Utes to win 37-14 over the Sun Devils.