San Diego State vs Utah College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 9/18/21

The Utah Utes and San Diego State Aztecs meet Saturday in week 3 college football action at Dignity Health Sports Park. The Utah Utes look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The San Diego State Aztecs look for another win after beating New Mexico State and Arizona.

The Utah Utes have won four of their last six road games. Charlie Brewer is completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 380 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Dalton Kincaid and Brant Kuithe have combined for 192 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Solomon Enis has five receptions. The Utah Utes ground game is averaging 190.5 yards per contest, and Micah Bernard leads the way with 181 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Utah is allowing 21.5 points and 325 yards per game. Devin Lloyd leads the Utah Utes with 25 tackles, Xavier Carlton has one sack and JaTravis Broughton has two pass deflections.

The San Diego State Aztecs look for their second 3-0 start in the last three seasons. Jordon Brookshire is completing 48.5 percent of his passes for 259 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Daniel Bellinger and Ethan Dedeaux have combined for 166 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Kobe Smith has one reception. The San Diego State Aztecs ground game is averaging 261.5 yards per contest, and Greg Bell leads the way with 286 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, San Diego State is allowing 12 points and 301 yards per game. Patrick McMorris leads the San Diego State Aztecs with 11 tackles, Caden McDonald has 2.5 sacks and Michael Shawcroft has one interception.

The Utes are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite. The Aztecs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games as an underdog. The over is 4-1 in Utes last 5 games overall. The under is 35-14-2 in Aztecs last 51 games overall. The Utes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in San Diego State and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

I love the Utah Utes, as they’re one of the more well coached teams in college football and we’ve made a lot of money off them over the years. However, I usually like Utah in the underdog role. The San Diego State Aztecs aren’t a pushover, as they’ve become one of the more consistent programs in the MWC, they’re tough in the trenches and they’re physical on defense. There’s a lot of similarities between Utah and San Diego State. The San Diego State Aztecs have also covered six of their last eight games as an underdog of five or more points, and they’ve won outright four of their last eight.

Give me the Aztecs and the points.

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