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ASU Football: Sun Devils underdogs at No. 4 Utah by six points

The safe bet for Saturday's game favors the hottest team in college football, but not by a lot...

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Even Vegas thinks Saturday's game between the Arizona State Sun Devils and the No. 4 Utah Utes in Salt Lake City may be a close one.

According to, two of its major sportsbooks listed — Caesars Hilton and Stations Casinos — has Arizona State (4-2, 2-1 Pac-12) listed as a six-point underdog to Utah. Its third sportsbook cited, MGM-Mirage, has Utah (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) as a 6.5-point favorite.

The relatively low point spread could be due to several factors. ASU has clearly improved over the last two weeks with wins over the UCLA Bruins and the Colorado Buffaloes, and Utah narrowly escaped against the California Golden Bears last week despite Cal committing five turnovers.

What's more surprising is the line, which is set at an over/under between 55 and 56.5 points. The last two games between the Sun Devils and the Utes haven't been high scoring affairs, as both teams combined for just 35 points in 2014 in Tempe and 39 points in 2013 in Salt Lake City.