Washington vs. Arizona St. Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Washington is favored on the road, as the Huskies are getting odds of -17.5 points against the Sun Devils. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 56.5 points. Arizona State has won nine of the last 10 in this series and the Sun Devils have covered the spread in all 10. Tonight’s game takes place from Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The game will air live on ESPN.
Washington improved to a perfect 6-0 on the season following a 38-7 win over Cal last week at home. The Huskies are 3-0 in conference play and 4-2 against the spread. Washington is allowing just 10.2 points and 228.8 yards per game this season on defense. The Huskies are holding opponents to only 78.5 rushing yards per game. On offense, Washington is putting up 43 points and 432.3 yards per game. Jake Browning has thrown for 1,466 yards and 14 touchdowns to lead the unit while Myles Gaskin has 559 rushing yards with eight scores. Dante Pettis has 37 catches for 416 yards and six touchdowns and also has multiple punt returns for scores.
Arizona State is coming off a bye week. The Sun Devils last game was a 34-24 loss at Stanford to fall to 2-3 on the season and 1-1 in the Pac-12. ASU is 2-3 against the spread on the season and 1-2 ATS at home. The Arizona State defense is giving up 36.4 points and 483.6 yards per game this year while the offense is putting up 32.6 points and 426.8 yards per contest. Manny Wilkins is leading the team with 1,452 yards and eight touchdowns while N’Keal Harry has caught 34 passes for 476 yards. Kalen Ballage has added 286 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
Arizona State has played a pretty tough schedule thus far, going to Texas Tech and Stanford while hosting Oregon and San Diego State. Washington hasn’t quite had the same competition. Tonight will be an interesting test for the Huskies, as they have had trouble against ASU. Arizona State is also as big of an underdog at home as it has been in some time. I think this game will be competitive and a defensive battle. I can’t pass up ASU giving up so much at home.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: ARIZONA STATE +17.5