Michigan St. vs. Arizona St. Prediction
Will No. 15 Michigan State be in danger of being upset on the road when the Spartans head out west to face Arizona State tonight at 10:45PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, September 8, 2018
10:45PM ET – Sun Devil Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Michigan State is the slight favorite in this game, as the Spartans are getting odds of -6 points against ASU. The over/under total is currently listed at 54 points. The public betting for this game currently has 65 percent going on Arizona State at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
ASU cruises in opener
Herm Edwards made his college coaching debut for Arizona State last Saturday and it was a solid one, with the Sun Devils defeating Texas-San Antonio 49-7. ASU was able to easily cover the 17-point spread at home while going over the 52-point total. The Sun Devils have covered in three of their last four games as a program.
In last week’s win, Arizona State put up 503 yards of offense through a balanced attack while holding UTSA to just 221 total yards and only three rushing yards on 33 attempts. Eno Benjamin rushed for a team-high 131 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries while quarterback Manny Wilkins threw for 237 yards and four scores on 16 of 24 passing. Receiver N’Keal Harry had six catches for 140 yards and two touchdowns.
Michigan State gets scare in opener
The Spartans got a real scare in their opener last Friday, holding off Utah State for a 38-31 victory. MSU failed to cover as a 23.5-point favorite at home while going over the 52.5-point total. MSU is just 2-3 against the spread in its last five games.
MSU trailed 31-30 late into the game but scored the game-winning touchdown with two minutes remaining. The Spartans allowed 344 yards to Utah State, including 319 passing yards. On offense, Michigan State finished with 452 total yards. Brian Lewerke threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 31 yards. LJ Scott was the leading rusher with 84 yards on 23 carries.
College Football Betting Trends
Arizona State is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight against Big Ten opponents and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 home games.
The Spartans are just 2-7 against the spread in their last nine road games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight against Pac-12 opponents.
This game just doesn’t line up well for Michigan State. The Spartans looked really shaky on defense last week and now head out West for a late kickoff against a team that typically is pretty strong on offense. The heat is expected to be a big factor as well, with temps and humidity likely to cause cramping for a team not accustomed to playing in this kind of weather. I give the edge to Arizona State, as I think the Sun Devils will slowly wear down the Spartans.
College Football Prediction: Arizona State +6