Free NCAA Football Prediction: Sun Devils vs. Cougars Odds
Looking for Arizona State Sun Devils vs. BYU Cougars free picks? College football betting sees the Sun Devils taking on the Cougars on Saturday September 18th, 2021, at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, UT. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football game Week 3 predictions like this Sun Devils Cougars free pick.
College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 3
#19 Arizona State Sun Devils (2-0) vs. #23 BYU Cougars (2-0)
Date: Saturday, September 18th, 2021
Time: 10:15 pm EST
Venue: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo UT
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: -3.5
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Arizona State -170 / BYU +140
NCAA Betting Total Odds: 50
A couple of 2-0, ranked teams get set to clash in what should be a very exciting late night college football game on Saturday. Arizona State is a 4-point road favorite, but more of the public bettors are seemingly to like BYU getting the points, at least early.
Arizona State’s 2-0 start is definitely positive, but they’ve also been -45 and -34.5 favorites, so very expected wins. BYU already passed their first challenge of the season, upending Utah 26-17 last weekend as +7 point home underdogs.
Arizona State Sun Devils
One big question facing ASU this week is if they’ve bought into their own hype? The Sun Devils have been five TD favorites in each of their first two games, and have had the luxury to play both at home. Sure they’ve taken care of business outscoring Southern Utah and UNLV by a score 78-24, but they were supposed to.
Now ASU goes on the road for the first time this season, and 63,000+ fans attended BYU’s home win over Utah last week. The Sun Devils haven’t played in a fan attended away contest since 2019 due to last year’s COVID protocols.
We don’t know a ton about Arizona State’s identity based on the quality of their first two opponents, but the Sun Devils have run the ball very well as three players have 100+ total yards this season. The leader of that is dual threat QB Jayden Daniels who has 165 yards on the ground to go with 307 through the air.
The ASU defense has also been very good through two games, especially last week holding UNLV to 155 yards of total offense.
LaVell Edwards Stadium should be rocking on Saturday night as BYU is into the top 25 with a great chance to climb even higher with a second straight win over a fellow ranked team in Virginia Tech.
The Cougars were up 21-3 in the 3rd quarter in their season opener, but took their foot off the gas a bit in the 24-16 win as -13.5 favorites. BYU showed they were legit last week in beating #21 Utah 26-17 to snap an 0 for 10 skid against the Utes.
Jaren Hall has been great at QB for BYU, trying to replace nearly 3700 yards and 33 TD from Zach Wilson the #2 pick in last Spring’s NFL draft. Hall has 5 TD to 0 INT so far, and has been getting help from his running game with Tyler Allgeier running for 196 yards so far.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Sun Devils are 4-0 ATS last 4 road games
- Sun Devils are 2-6 ATS last 8 non-conference games
- Sun Devils are 3-11 ATS last 14 as a favorite
- UNDER is 7-0 in Sun Devils last 7 non-conference games
- Cougars are 5-1 ATS last 6 as an underdog
- UNDER is 5-0 in Cougars last 5 overall
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Pick
Oddsmakers must see something in Arizona State to make them -3.5 favorites even after playing essentially two exhibition games to start the year. The Sun Devils have beat up on two tomato cans to start the year and have impressed nobody.
This game is begging you to take BYU, who has already upset a ranked team last week in upending Utah. A majority of the public is taking the points in this one yet the line has moved in the opposite direction from a BYU +2.5 open.
4* Free Week 3 NCAA Betting Pick: Arizona State -3.5
When BYU looks that easy you have to go the other way if not solely on principle.
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