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BYU vs Arizona State College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 9/18/21

Arizona State Sun Devils (2-0) vs. BYU Cougars (2-0)
September 18, 2021 10:15 pm EDT
The Line: BYU Cougars +3.5 / Arizona State Sun Devils -3.5; Over/Under: 51.5
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The BYU Cougars meet the Arizona State Sun Devils Saturday in week 3 college football action at LaVell Edwards Stadium. The Arizona State Sun Devils look for another win after beating Southern Utah and UNLV. The BYU Cougars look for another win after beating Arizona and Utah.

The Arizona State Sun Devils look for their second 3-0 start in their last three seasons. Jayden Daniels is completing 73.2 percent of his passes for 307 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. LV Bunkley-Shelton and Ricky Pearsall have combined for 130 receiving yards and one touchdown while Johnny Wilson has six receptions. The Arizona State Sun Devils ground game is averaging 256 yards per contest, and Daniels leads the way with 165 yards on 19 carries. Defensively, Arizona State is allowing 12 points and 189.5 yards per game. Darien Butler leads the Arizona State Sun Devils with 13 tackles, BJ Green II has 1.5 sacks and DeAndre Pierce has one interception.

The BYU Cougars have won 12 of their last 13 regular season games. Jaren Hall is completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 347 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. Neil Pau’u and Keanu Hill have combined for 200 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Puka Nacua has four receptions. The BYU Cougars ground game is averaging 196 yards per contest, and Tyler Allgeier leads the way with 196 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, BYU is allowing 16.5 points and 383 yards per game. Keenan Pili leads the BYU Cougars with 24 tackles, Payton Wilgar has 1.5 sacks and Hayden Livingston has one interception.

The Sun Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games as a favorite. The Cougars are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog. The under is 6-2 in Sun Devils last 8 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Cougars last 5 games overall.

The Arizona State Sun Devils haven’t beaten anybody to write home about this season and they’ve been one-dimensional on offense up to this point with a limited passing game. The BYU Cougars have been far more impressive through two games and are fresh off a comfortable win over a ranked Utah team. BYU is physical on both sides of the ball and has made opponents work for everything on defense. At home, this line is rather surprising. Give me BYU and the points in a game it could easily win outright.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
BYU Cougars +3.5
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