Arizona State vs. Arizona Total Prediction
Will Saturday’s matchup between in-state rivals the Arizona State Sun Devils and Arizona Wildcats turn into a shootout at 3:30 p.m. ET? Or is the betting total set too high by oddsmakers?
233 Arizona State at 234 Arizona
3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 24, 2018
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Sun Devils are 1.5-point favorites to beat the Wildcats. The total, meanwhile, sits at 64.5 points. As of this writing, 73% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Sun Devils.
Arizona State Sun Devils
Arizona State senior QB Manny Wilkins completed 15-of-32 passes for 182 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday’s 31-29 loss at Oregon. Wilkins has totaled three or more touchdowns (six passing, three rushing) across the past three outings, totaling 18 TD strikes and seven rushing scores overall. Despite the decent numbers, he has thrown for 199 yards or fewer in three of the past four outings. He’ll look for bigger numbers, and more importantly a win, in a rivalry game at Arizona next Saturday.
Arizona junior QB Khalil Tate completed 18-of-30 passes for 294 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Saturday’s 69-28 loss at Washington State. Tate also rushed for 25 yards, but he was overshadowed by Washington State Heisman hopeful QB Gardner Minshew, who ended up tossing seven touchdowns. Tate spread the ball around, hitting Tony Ellison for a score, tossing two touchdowns to Shawn Poindexter while also connecting with Shun Brown for a visit to the end zone. He’ll look to keep it rolling in next Saturday’s rivalry game against Arizona State.
The over is 5-1 in the Sun Devils’ last six games when facing an opponent with a losing record.
The over is 7-1 in the Wildcats’ last eight games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous contest.
The over has been a profitable play in this series in previous meetings, cashing in five of the last six games between the two teams and in four straight when they meet in Tucson. The over is also 9-3 in the Wildcats’ last 12 games played in the month of November, is 14-5 in their last 19 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game, and is -3 in their last 11 games coming off an ATS loss.
College Football Prediction: Arizona State/Arizona over 64.5