Florida State Seminoles vs Arizona State Sun Devils Picks, Odds, Sun Bowl Prediction 12/31/2019
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Location: Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona State -3
James Blackman and the Florida State Seminoles head to Sun Bowl on Tuesday, December 31 where they'll take on the Arizona State Sun Devils in the Sun Bowl. The spread on this game has Arizona State as 3-point favorites. The Seminoles are 4-7-1 ATS and 6-6-0 when betting on the total. The Sun Devils are 6-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-7-1 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Florida State Seminoles played the Florida Gators and lost 40-17. Cam Akers led the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 50 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the contest. He ran for a total of 102 yards via 17 carries which meant he was running for 6.0 yards per run. Tamorrion Terry was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 131 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 18.7 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Seminoles was James Blackman who went 14/23 with 150 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with no picks. The Seminoles ended up running the ball 31 times and earned a total of 69 yards which gave them an average of 2.2 yards per carry. For the game, they finished with a total of 56 plays for 250 yards. For the game, the Seminoles earned a total of 13 first downs and they had a total of 13 penalties for 97 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. In terms of defense, Florida State conceded 35 completions on 48 throws totaling 390 yards, and a completion percentage of 72.9%. On the ground, the Seminoles conceded 77 yards on 25 attempts which gave them an average of 3.1 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 467 yards but weren't able to force a turnover.
The Seminoles head into this game 6-6 in 2019. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 29.1 points per contest, ranking them 65th in college football. As a unit, they are averaging 133.8 yards on the ground per game which is 11th in the conference. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 7th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 67th in college football with 4,838 yards. The Seminoles have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, allowing 28.5 points per contest which has them at 7th in the conference. In terms of yards on the ground, Florida State is giving up 152.5 yards per contest which has them at 8th in the ACC and 62nd in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.7 yards per rush putting them 4th in the ACC and 28th in college football overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,830 yards rushing through 12 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Seminoles have allowed 3,233 yards. Opponents are completing 62.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.1 yards per try.
In their last game, the Arizona State Sun Devils went up against the Arizona Wildcats and won 24-14. Running the show from under center for the Sun Devils was Jayden Daniels who went 12/19 with 104 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He ended the game with no interceptions. Eno Benjamin paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 22 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns for the game. He ran for 168 yards by way of 34 carries which meant he averaged 4.9 yards per carry. Brandon Aiyuk was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 67 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 13.4 yards per reception for the game. The Sun Devils ended up running the ball 55 times and totaled 234 yards earning them an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Sun Devils got 23 first downs and they had 4 infractions for 45 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. For the game, they finished with a total of 74 plays for 338 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Arizona State allowed 22 catches on 38 throws totaling 228 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.9%. On the ground, the Sun Devils allowed 155 yards on 32 runs which gave them an average of 4.8 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they gave up a total of 383 yards and earned 3 turnovers.
The Sun Devils head into this game 7-5. Arizona State is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 126.3 rushing yards per contest, putting them 114th in Division 1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,516 yards rushing through 12 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Sun Devils average 379.6 yards per game overall which has them at 90th in college football and 10th in the Pac-12. The Sun Devils are giving up 23.1 points per game ranking them 5th in the Pac-12 Conference and 41st in D-1. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units in D-1. They are allowing 270.1 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Sun Devils are currently ranked 6th in the conference. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 277 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are allowing 117 yards per game ranking them 22nd in the country and 3rd in the Pac-12 Conference. This season, they have conceded a total of 1,404 yards rushing and 14.4 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Seminoles/Sun Devils college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Seminoles +3
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