|2012 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Odds & Spread: Navy vs. Arizona State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Saturday, 29 December 2012 10:00|
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Odds
Navy is 8-4 on the season and 4-8 against the spread while Arizona State is 7-5 overall and 7-5 against the spread. The Midshipmen have hit the over in 8 of 11 lined games while the Sun Devils have hit the under in 6 of 11 games. These two have no recent meetings.
Trends show that Arizona State is 0-4 against the spread in its last 4 bowl games and 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games in December. Navy is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 bowl games and 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games against a team with a winning record.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Arizona State is the clear favorite in this game, as the Sun Devils have odds of -14 points against the Midshipmen. The over/under total for the game has been set at 53.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this bowl game had ASU favored by 14.5 points. That was the highest the spread got, as it hit a low of 13.5 points before closing at the Sun Devils -14.
Arizona State ended the regular season with a 41-34 win over Arizona. The Sun Devils won their last two games of the regular season to finish 5-4 in the Pac-12. ASU averaged 36.4 points per game on offense while allowing 24 points per game on defense. The team was led by quarterback Taylor Kelly, who had 2,772 passing yards and 25 touchdowns.
Navy ended its regular season with a 17-13 win over Army. The Midshipmen won seven of their last eight games to end the regular season. Navy averaged just 24.8 points per game this season, but the defense allowed only 22.7 points per contest. Navy has the sixth-best rushing attack in the country, averaging 275.6 yards per game on the ground. Leading the way is back Gee Gee Greene, who has 765 rushing yards and three scores to go with 303 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton is probable for the game despite a toe injury while receiver Kyle Middlebrooks is out with a knee injury. Navy center Bradyn Heap will miss the game because of a leg injury.
The Public Bets for this bowl game are backing Navy. The Midshipmen are getting 55% of the wagers with odds of +14 points against Arizona State on Saturday.