Michigan State at Arizona State College Football Picks and Predictions 9/8/2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Sun Devil Stadium
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Sun Devil Stadium to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 7.5 point favorites. The Spartans have an ATS record of 0-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Sun Devils have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Michigan State Spartans are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 1-0-0 against the spread
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Michigan State Spartans are 55th in Division 1 in points scored with 38. They have run 75 plays this season for 452 yards, which ranks them 46th in the nation in total offense. The Spartans average 6 yards per play, which is 59th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 23 1st downs this year, placing them 64th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Michigan State has run for 165 yards as a team, which ranks 74th in the country. They've run 42 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Spartans have been penalized on offense 9 times for 62 yards so far this season, which has them 24th in the nation in penalties. Brian Lewerke has thrown for 287 yards this season. He has completed 23 passes on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 69.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 156.7. He averages 8.7 yards per pass attempt and 8.5 adjusted yards per throw.
Michigan State is 91st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 31. They have surrendered a total of 344 yards on D, which is 64th in Division 1. The Spartans are ranked 66th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 29 passes on 44 attempts against the Michigan State Spartans defense this season, placing them 115th and 112th in the country. The Michigan State pass defense has also given up a total of 319 yards through the air, which is 107th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 25 attempts for 25 yards this year, putting them in 14th place in D-1 against the run. The Spartans have committed 7 penalties for 49 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 56th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Michigan State has returned 4 kicks for 89 yards on special teams, ranking 28th in kick return yardage. The Spartans average 22 yards per kick return and they are 56th in the country in all-purpose yards with 541. Michigan State Spartans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 79 yards on 2 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 77th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Sun Devils have run for 266 yards as a team, which ranks 31st in the nation. They've run 36 times, averaging 7.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Sun Devils have been penalized on offense 11 times for 95 yards so far this year, which has them 12th in the country in penalties. They are 28th in Division 1 in points scored with 49. They have run 60 plays this year for 503 yards, which ranks them 73rd in the nation in total offense. The Arizona State Sun Devils average 8.4 yards per play, which is 14th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 21 1st downs this season, ranking them 77th overall as an offensive unit. Manny Wilkins has completed 16 throws while attempting 24 passes for a completion percentage of 66.7%. He has passed for 237 yards this year. He averages 13.2 adjusted yards per throw and 9.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 204.6.
The Arizona State Sun Devils rush defense has given up 34 attempts for 2 yards this season, putting them in 9th place in the country against the run. They have had 5 penalties for 29 yards on defense this year. That places them 25th in Division 1. Arizona State is 19th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 7. They have given up a total of 220 yards on D, which is 22nd in the nation. The Sun Devils are 12th in yards per play allowed with 2.9. Opponent offenses have completed 19 throws on 43 attempts against the Arizona State defense this season, ranking them 67th and 111th in the country. The Arizona State Sun Devils pass defense has also surrendered a total of 218 yards in the air, which is 68th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Arizona State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this season. Their punters have accumulated 237 yards on 5 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranks them 21st in the NCAA in punting average. Arizona State is 41st in the country in punt returns with 2. The Sun Devils average 12 yards per kick return and they are 63rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 520.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Sun Devils college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Sun Devils +7.5
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