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Arizona State Sun DevilsUtah Utes
6-2November 09, 2013, 04:00 | Rice-Eccles Stadium4-4

A key Week 11 battle has the visiting Sun Devils travelling to Utah on Saturday to face the Utes.

This season the Utes are 4-4 overall and 4-4 ATS against the number, while the Sun Devils are 6-2 and 5-3 ATS. As for the totals, Utah is 3-5 on the OU, and Arizona State is 7-1.

View Arizona State Sun Devils vs Utah Utes Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Utes as 7-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Utes rated this week at No. 78 and the Sun Devils sitting at No. 6. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 49-35 result in favor of the Sun Devils this week.

The Utes suffered a Week 9 loss against Southern Cal in their last game, falling 19-3 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 54-ranked offense, averaging 31.12 PPG, against a Sun Devils defense that ranks No. 61 this week at 26 PPG. The Utes aerial game is averaging 244.12 yards per game, more than the Sun Devils secondary allows through the air, 217.12 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Sun Devils own the league's No. 25-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 129 yards per game when on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 46 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Sun Devils at Utes trends to consider:
Arizona State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Arizona State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Arizona State's last 10 games
Arizona State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Utah is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Utah is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games
Utah is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Arizona State at Oregon State, Saturday, November 16th
Utah at Oregon, Saturday, November 16th