Washington State vs Arizona State Odds and Predictions ATS
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Sun Devil Stadium
Sun Devil Stadium is the venue where Jayden Daniels and the Arizona State Sun Devils will play the Washington State Cougars on Saturday. The odds on this game have Arizona State as 2.5-point favorites. The Cougars are 1-4-0 ATS and 2-3-0 when betting on the total. The Sun Devils are 1-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-3-0 against the spread.
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
09/14/19 WR Jamire Calvin Foot is out indefinitely
Key Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
The last time they played, the Washington State Cougars played the Utah Utes and took the defeat by a score of 38-13. Max Borghi led the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 11 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 51 yards by way of 8 carries which meant he was running for 6.4 yards per run. Max Borghi was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 70 yards on 9 catches. He averaged 7.8 yards per catch for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cougars was Anthony Gordon who went 30/49 with 252 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He tossed 2 picks during the game. The Cougars ran the ball 14 times and earned a total of 61 yards which had them averaging 4.4 yards per attempt. In the game, the Cougars earned a total of 18 first downs and they had a total of 0 penalties telling us that this team was extremely focused in this game. On the day, they ran 63 plays which added up to 313 yards. In terms of defense, Washington State gave up 21 catches on 30 throws totaling 334 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. In the running game, the Cougars gave up 192 yards on 41 tries which means they allowed 4.7 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they allowed 526 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers.
The Cougars head into this game 3-2 for this year. For total yards, they rank 1st in the Pac-12 Conference and 11th in Division 1 with 2,734 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 44.8 points per game, which has them at 8th in Division 1. As a team, they have an average of 96.8 rushing yards per contest which is 12th in the Pac-12. The Cougars have one of the worst defenses in college football, allowing 30.6 points per contest which has them at 10th in the conference. In discussing yards rushing, Washington State is allowing 178.6 yards per contest ranking them 11th in the conference and 91st in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.6 yards per rush ranking them 12th in the Pac-12 Conference and 94th in college football overall. Overall, they have allowed 893 yards rushing through 5 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cougars have conceded 2,250 yards. Teams are completing 64% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.9 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Arizona State Sun Devils played the California Golden Bears and won 24-17. Eno Benjamin paced the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 16 yards and he notched 3 TD's during the game. He scurried for 100 yards by way of 29 carries which gave him an average of 3.4 yards per carry. Ricky Pearsall was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 38 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 19.0 yards per reception for that game. Running the show from under center for the Sun Devils was Jayden Daniels who went 14/24 with 174 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Sun Devils rushed the ball a total of 48 times and racked up 191 yards which earned them an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, the Sun Devils racked up 19 first downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 65 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In all, they finished with a total of 72 plays for 365 yards. When discussing the defense, Arizona State allowed 14 catches on 26 throws totaling 140 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.8%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 245 yards and earned 1 turnover. On the ground, the Sun Devils allowed 105 yards on 37 attempts which means they allowed 2.8 yards per carry allowed.
The Sun Devils head into this matchup 4-1. Arizona State needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 127.4 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 104th in D-1. As a team, they have a total of 637 rushing yards through 5 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Sun Devils average 376.8 yards per contest overall ranking them 88th in college football and 10th in the Pac-12 Conference. The Sun Devils are allowing 14.4 points per game ranking them 2nd in the conference and 11th in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in the nation. They are allowing 222.2 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Sun Devils currently sit at 4th in the Pac-12 Conference. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 72 total points. When talking about rushing yards, they are allowing 103.6 yards per game which puts them at 26th in the nation and 3rd in the conference. This year, they have given up 518 yards rushing and 3 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Sun Devils college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Sun Devils -2.5
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