Arizona State vs Oregon State College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Joey Yellen and the Arizona State Sun Devils head to Reser Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Oregon State Beavers. The odds on this contest have Arizona State as 1.5-point favorites. The Sun Devils are 3-5-1 ATS and 4-5-0 when betting on the total. The Beavers are 4-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-3-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Arizona State Sun Devils faced the USC Trojans and lost 31-26. Eno Benjamin led the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 9 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 52 yards by way of 20 carries which had him averaging 2.6 yards per carry. Frank Darby was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 86 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 28.7 yards per reception during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Sun Devils was Joey Yellen who went 28/44 with 292 yards passing and tossed 4 TD's. He walked away with 2 picks in the game. The Sun Devils rushed the ball a total of 21 times and added 47 yards giving them an average of 2.2 yards per carry. On the day, they ran 65 plays for a total of 339 yards. For the game, the Sun Devils earned 18 1st downs and they totaled 9 penalties for 82 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. When discussing the defense, Arizona State gave up 33 catches on 45 throws for a total of 477 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.3%. In the running game, the Sun Devils gave up 74 yards on 27 attempts which gave them an average of 2.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up 551 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
The Sun Devils come into this matchup with a record of 5-4 for this season. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 23.7 points per contest, ranking them 101st in college football. As a unit, they are averaging 120 rushing yards per contest which is 11th in the Pac-12 Conference. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 10th in the conference and 104th in college football with 3,274 yards. The Sun Devils have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, allowing 22.2 points per contest ranking them 5th in the Pac-12 Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Sun Devils have conceded 2,194 yards. Opponents are completing 64.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.4 yards per attempt. In terms of yards on the ground, Arizona State is allowing 110.2 yards per contest which has them at 3rd in the Pac-12 and 19th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.2 yards per rush ranking them 2nd in the conference and 16th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 992 rushing yards through 9 games.
The last time they took the field, the Oregon State Beavers went up against the Washington Huskies and lost 19-7. Jermar Jefferson led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 20 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He racked up a total of 39 yards on 9 carries which had him averaging 4.3 yards per carry. Isaiah Hodgins was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 33 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 8.3 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Beavers was Jake Luton who went 19/28 with 88 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 1 pick during the game. The Beavers ended up running the ball 22 times and racked up a total of 31 yards giving them an average of 1.4 yards per rush. For the game, they totaled 50 plays which added up to 119 yards. For the contest, the Beavers had a total of 6 1st downs and they had 4 penalties for 47 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the defensive side of the ball, Oregon State allowed 16 completions on 33 throws for a total of 175 yards, and a completion percentage of 48.5%. On the ground, the Beavers allowed 245 yards on 48 runs which gave them an average of 5.1 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they conceded a total of 420 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Beavers step onto the field holding a record of 4-5. In discussing the offensive production, the Beavers have one of the top tier offenses in the country. Oregon State is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 160.7 rushing yards per game, which has them at 70th in college football. As a team, they have a total of 1,446 rushing yards through 9 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Beavers average 396.4 yards per game overall ranking them 75th in D-1 and 9th in the conference. The Beavers are giving up 30.9 points per game ranking them 9th in the conference and 91st in D-1. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre groups in the nation. They are conceding 244.4 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Beavers sit in 5th in the Pac-12 Conference. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 278 points in total. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are allowing 192.7 yards per game which puts them at 94th in college football and 11th in the Pac-12 Conference. This year, they have allowed a total of 1,734 yards rushing and 16.2 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Sun Devils/Beavers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Beavers +1.5
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