Last week in this column the lock of the week was picking the Georgia Bulldogs to blow the doors off of the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Like clockwork, that was an easy win and this week I am hoping to duplicate that effort with the game between the Utah Utes and the Arizona State Sun Devils.
The line is rising high so get this quick as the early line opened at three points and is already four points in many locations. The reason for this is because the smart money is pouring in on the Sun Devils. This line has value all the way up to about six points. Don’t let it get near seven points, although the Sun Devils will cover that.
The Pacific-12 Conference is filled with too much talent for Utah to handle right now. The Utah Utes have lost two straight and are off an embarrassing home loss in their last time out. While Utah fans would see this as a bad game, the truth is the confence has too much talent to match up with.
To start with the Utah special teams is a nightmare. They had a turnover to start the game last week and have been inconsistent all year long. They also allowed a score on special teams and this is not something that will be fixed in a week’s time frame.
Jordan Wynn is one of the better players at quarterback, but he is not surrounded with much help and because of that, the offense sputters in big situations.
Junior QB Brock Oseweiler for the Sun Devils has struggled this year but h gets bailed out by superstars WR A.J. Pickens and WR Gerell Robinson. The Sun Devils have already laid an egg on the road when they out of conference to play the Big Ten. The Sun Devils dropped a game to the Fighting Illini and that game will be fresh in their mind when they play this game.
They have to make sure that they are not looking ahead to other big games on the schedule down the road. Arizona State is the better squad and they will get a big win and cover the small number in this game.
The lock of the week is the Arizona State Sun Devils to beat the Utah Utes.