Two undefeated teams face each other in Week 3 of the 2021 NCAA football season. The Arizona State Sun Devils travel to Utah to take on the BYU Cougars. After a strong win against UNLV last week, the Sun Devils are ready to stretch their winning streak to three games. Meanwhile, the Cougars also had a great weekend after overcoming the Utah Utes 26 to 17. It’s been a great start for both teams, but only one can come out of this contest with a three-game winning streak.
NitroBetting gears you up for the upcoming weekend of action-packed college football. In this Arizona State vs. BYU preview, we provide every piece of information you need to secure the best picks. Right below, you have access to the event details, team and player statistics, the latest College Football betting odds, betting trends, and expert betting predictions. Check the out latest 2021 College Football odds at out online Bitcoin sportsbook.
Arizona State Sun Devils vs. BYU Cougars Game Information
- When: Saturday, September 18, 2021, 10:15 PM ET
- Where: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, Utah
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: Arizona Sports 620 AM (Arizona State) / SiriusXM Channel 143 (BYU)
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- College Football Odds: Arizona State Sun Devils (-4.0) / BYU Cougars (+4.0)
Why Bet on the Arizona State Sun Devils?
The Arizona State Sun Devils did well in their last three seasons, and are now in the hunt for their second 3-0 start in four years. Jayden Daniels helped the team significantly, completing 73.2 percent of his passes for 307 yards. In his previous performance against UNLV, the quarterback closed his night with 175 yards on 20 of 29 passing, a pair of touchdowns, and an interception.
Additionally, he led the rushing side with 122 yards on 13 carries, while Rachaad White and Daniyel Ngata combined for 3 rushing touchdowns. On the receiving end, LV Bunkley-Shelton recorded a team-high 42 yards on 3 receptions and a touchdown. Meanwhile, Johnny Wilson recorded a touchdown on top of 38 yards and 4 receptions.
Defensively, the Sun Devils fared well against the Rebels, holding their opponents to 155 total yards, 10 points in the first half, and scoreless in the second half. Kyle Soelle had 6 tackles and a half-sack. Darien Butler had an amazing night with 8 tackles (3 solo) and 2 sacks, while Tyler Johnson and Gharin Stansbury combined for 6 tackles and one sack apiece.
Why Bet on the BYU Cougars?
The Cougars are on a roll, winning 12 of their last 13 regular-season games. Jaren Hall is an important piece of the puzzle, completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 347 yards. In their winning efforts against the Utes last week, the quarterback recorded 149 yards on 18 of 30 passing and 3 touchdowns.
They had a productive rushing night, with Tyler Allgeier documenting a team-high 97 yards on 27 carries. He was followed by Hall who had 92 yards on 8 carries. As for the receivers, the unit produced three touchdowns, courtesy of Neil Pau’u, Gunner Romney, and Samson Nacua.
On defense, Keenan Pili led the Cougars with 7 tackles and a half-sack. Payton Wilgar and Ben Bywater achieved 4 tackles (2 solo) each, with the former contributing another half-sack. Moreover, Chaz Ah You set up the only interception of the squad. If the team wants to challenge the Sun Devils, they will have to be at their best once again come Saturday night.
Arizona State vs. BYU State Betting Trends
- Arizona State is 2-3 in their last 5 away games.
- Arizona State is 3-2 against the spread in their last 5 away games.
- The totals have gone under in 3 of Arizona State’s last 5 games.
- BYU is 5-1 against the spread in their last 5 games when playing as the underdog.
- BYU is 13-1 in their last 14 games.
- The totals have gone under in 5 of BYU’s last 5 games.
Arizona State vs. BYU Expert Betting Predictions
Arizona State looked good in their recent outings and they’ve been consistent on offense and defense, albeit with a limited passing game. Nonetheless, they enter the game as favorites. Meanwhile, the Cougars have been a bit shaky in the last two games and have to be more confident on the ball. They have the physicality to match the Sun Devils but need to be more aggressive overall. Covering the spread should be doable for the team while maintaining fair winning chances.
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