Arizona State at Michigan State NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Jayden Daniels and the Arizona State Sun Devils head to Spartan Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Michigan State Spartans. Arizona State opens this contest as 7-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 44.5. The Sun Devils are 0-2-0 ATS and 0-2-0 when betting on the total. The Spartans are 1-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-1-0 against the spread.
Key Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
09/08/19 WR Jalen Nailor Leg is out Saturday vs Arizona State
In the last game they played, the Arizona State Sun Devils faced the Sacramento State Hornets and took home the victory by a score of 19-7. Leading the way at QB for the Sun Devils was Jayden Daniels who went 17/27 with 304 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Eno Benjamin paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 33 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 69 yards by way of 24 carries which meant he was running for 2.9 yards per carry. Brandon Aiyuk was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 98 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 24.5 yards per catch for the game. The Arizona State Sun Devils rushed the ball a total of 39 times and added 91 yards earning them an average of 2.3 yards per rush. In all, they totaled 66 plays for 395 yards. For the contest, the Sun Devils racked up a total of 15 1st downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 60 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, Arizona State allowed 32 completions on 50 tries totaling 263 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. For the game, they conceded 305 yards and forced 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Sun Devils allowed 42 yards on 23 tries which gave them an average of 1.8 yards per run allowed.
The Sun Devils come into this matchup with a record of 2-0 for the 2019 season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 24.5 points per contest, putting them 86th in college football. As a team, they are averaging 131 yards on the ground per game which is 9th in the conference. For total yardage, they rank 8th in the Pac-12 Conference and 53rd in college football with 850 yards. The Sun Devils have one of the best defenses in the nation, giving up 7 points per contest putting them 1st in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Sun Devils have conceded 588 yards. Opponents are completing 59.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 4.6 yards per try. When talking about rushing yards, Arizona State is allowing 81 yards per contest putting them 2nd in the conference and 22nd in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.6 yards per rush which has them at 1st in the Pac-12 Conference and 24th in the nation overall. Overall, they have conceded 162 yards rushing through 2 contests.
In their last contest, the Michigan State Spartans went up against the Western Michigan Broncos and added a win to their record by a score of 51-17. Elijah Collins led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 58 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 192 yards on 17 carries which gave him an average of 11.3 yards per carry. Darrell Stewart Jr. led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 185 yards on 10 receptions. He earned an average of 18.5 yards per reception for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Spartans was Brian Lewerke who went 23/32 with 314 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He tossed 1 pick during the game. The Michigan State Spartans ended up running the ball 34 times and generated 251 yards giving them an average of 7.4 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they totaled 67 plays for 582 yards. On the day, the Spartans racked up 31 1st downs and they had a total of 2 infractions for 20 yards telling us that they had a strong outing in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, Michigan State conceded 27 completions on 41 throws totaling 285 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.9%. In the running game, the Spartans conceded 67 yards on 27 carries which gave the opponent an average of 2.5 yards per run allowed. For the game, they allowed 352 yards and earned 3 takeaways.
The Spartans come into this game with a record of 2-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Spartans have one of the best offenses in the nation. Michigan State has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 179.5 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 58th in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 359 rushing yards through 2 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Spartans average 442.5 yards per contest overall which has them at 54th in college football and 8th in the conference. The Spartans are conceding 12 points per contest which puts them at 7th in the Big Ten Conference and 21st in the nation. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 24 total points. In terms of rushing yards, they are allowing -3 yards per contest which puts them at 1st in college football and 1st in the Big Ten. For 2019, they have conceded -6 yards on the ground and 0 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre groups in college football. They are conceding 219 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Spartans are currently ranked 10th in the Big Ten.
Who will win tonight's Sun Devils/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Sun Devils +7
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