|College Football Betting Odds: Arizona State wins set at 7.5 for 2014|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Sunday, 17 August 2014 08:00|
Arizona St. win total odds
TEMPE, AZ (TheSpread) – Arizona State is an offensive power that is emerging on the national scene of college football. Can the Sun Devils continue to be a force this season?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the over/under win total odds for Arizona State has been set at 7.5 this season. The over has odds of -115, while the under has a money line of -115 as well.
Arizona State is coming off a 10-4 season in 2013 in which it went 10-2 in the regular season. Todd Graham is in his third year with the program and is 18-9 in his first two years with the team.
Offensively, ASU averaged 39.7 points and 457.3 yards per game last season and return a tremendous amount of offensive talent. Taylor Kelly is back for his senior season after throwing for 3,635 yards and 28 touchdowns a year ago. Kelly will be one of the top quarterbacks in the nation this year. He has dual-threat capability, having rushed for 608 yards and nine scores as well. Also back is receiver Jaelen Strong, who caught 75 passes for 1,122 yards and seven touchdowns. ASU will have some patch work in the middle of the offensive line, but it shouldn’t slow down the offense too much.
Defensively, the Sun Devils gave up 26.6 points and 372.4 yards per game in 2013. That unit returns just two starters. The secondary was big at producing turnovers, having 21 interceptions last year. The unit has just four returning INTs this year, three of which come from Damarious Randall at safety. The other returning starter is Salamo Fiso, who had 71 tackles at inside linebacker as just a freshman.
Arizona State has a relatively light non-conference schedule. The only real challenge will be against Notre Dame on Nov. 8. The Pac-12 schedule features road trips to Colorado, USC, Washington, Oregon State and Arizona. Home games include, UCLA, Stanford, Utah, Washington State. The schedule for the Sun Devils sets up well as they will avoid Oregon while hosting Stanford and UCLA. The trips to USC and Arizona could be challenging, but if you had to choose tough road games, those would be the easiest options in the Pac-12. Getting to eight wins this year is certainly attainable.