Arizona vs. Arizona State picks, predictions: Who wins Territorial Cup football game?

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic

The Arizona State Sun Devils host the Arizona Wildcats at Sun Devil Stadium in a Pac-12 Conference football game on Saturday.

Which team will win the Territorial Cup?

Check out these picks and predictions for the game, which is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and can be seen on Pac-12 Networks.

ASU is a 20.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.

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Play Picks: ASU will cover in Territorial Cup game vs. Arizona

It writes: "Arizona State has covered the spread four times in 11 games. The Sun Devils don’t have a win ATS (0-1) as a 20-point favorite or greater this year. Against the spread, Arizona is 6-5-0 this year. The Wildcats’ ATS record as 20-point underdogs or greater is 3-0."

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Picks and Parlays: ASU 35, Arizona 10

It writes: "The Sun Devils are coming here after getting a good game in their last game, but it was a loss. The Wildcats for their part are just a sloppy team and one that will not show much in the way of improvement here. Look for the Sun Devils to rely on their offense to run over the Wildcats in this game here and secure the win rather easily."

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ATS:IO: Arizona State will cover against Arizona in Territorial Cup

Vincent Senick writes:  Last time out, Arizona visited the Washington State Cougars and suffered a 44-18 defeat. Wazzou dominated this game and Arizona never had a chance. Will Plummer went 24/42 for 222 yards, two touchdown, and one interception. Michael Wiley led Arizona with eight receptions for 87 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, the Wildcats allowed 482 total yards and did not force any Wazzou turnovers. Arizona State visited the Oregon State Beavers and suffered a 24-10 defeat. The Beavers jumped out to a 17-0 lead and held on after ASU made it a one possession game early in the fourth quarter. Jayden Daniels went 16/27 for 166 yards, zero touchdown, one interception, and led the team with 46 rushing yards. Defensively, ASU allowed 327 total yards and recovered one Oregon State fumble."

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ASU's defense celebrates a fumble recovery on Arizona's first drive of the game during the first half at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. on Dec. 11, 2020.

Odds Shark: ASU 38, Arizona 7.8

The site predicts that Arizona State will win and cover the spread in the Pac-12 college football game.

ESPN: Arizona State has a 91.8% chance to win the game

The site's Football Power Index gives Arizona an 8.2% chance to win the game.

Number Fire: ASU has a 97.7% win probability vs. Arizona

The site has Arizona State as a huge favorite in the Territorial Cup game on Saturday.

Sports Chat Place: Take Arizona with the points against ASU

Randy Chambers writes: "It’s no secret the Arizona Wildcats aren’t a good football team, but they’ve somehow managed to cover four of their last five games. The Arizona State Sun Devils are the better team, but they can lay an egg out of nowhere and the offense has dry spots, and we saw that last week against Oregon State. This is a rivalry game, and a lot of the recent meetings have been close. Also, Arizona should be motivated after losing last year 70-7. I’ll take a shot with the points, but I don’t feel great about it."

Doc's Sports: Take Arizona with the points vs. Arizona State

Josh Schonwald writes: "The Sun Devils are conceding 21.5 PPG, ranking them 45th in the nation. Arizona State has allowed a total of 1,522 yards rushing (138.4 yards per outing) as well as 17 touchdowns via the rush this season. This year, they have surrendered 237 points. They have allowed 11 touchdowns through the air and 186.4 yards/game, ranking them 28th in Division 1. The Sun Devils defense has taken part in 721 plays, which has them ranked 46th in Division 1."

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