Stanford Cardinal vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 10/8/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
Location: Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Sun Devils (-8.5)
The Arizona State Sun Devils (4-1) will play the Stanford Cardinal (3-2) at Sun Devil Stadium on Friday. Arizona State is 8.5-point favorites. The total comes in at 52.
The Stanford Cardinal head into this matchup 3-2 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Cardinal played the Oregon Ducks and earned the victory with a final of 31-24. Nathaniel Peat was the rushing leader for the Cardinal with 15 attempts for 78 yards (5.2 yds per carry). Tanner McKee went 20/36 with 230 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 136.7 and ended the contest with no interceptions. Against the run, the Cardinal gave up 228 yards on 54 attempts, which averages out to 4.2 yards per rush surrendered. Stanford conceded 14 pass completions on 26 tries for 186 yds, and a completion rate of 53.8%. Overall, they ran 71 plays for 354 yds. The Stanford Cardinal ran the football 35 different times and accounted for 124 yds, which is an average of 3.5 yards per attempt.
The Cardinal have earned 1,744 total yards for the year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Stanford has earned 11 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 2 different times. Stanford has compiled 86 first downs, and they have been hurt by 36 infractions for 229 yards. As a team they're averaging 115.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 109th in the nation. Concerning putting points on the board, the Stanford Cardinal have an average of 29.0 points per contest.
The Cardinal rank 94th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 26.8 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.1 yards per tote and 215.2 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of this season, they have given up 1,076 rushing yards through 5 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Cardinal are giving up 955 yards which has them sitting in 55th in Division 1. They have conceded 191.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 57.0%. In total, they have allowed 406.2 yards per contest which has them sitting 100th in the nation. They have yielded 4 touchdowns through the air as well as 12 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Sun Devils head into this game 4-1 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Sun Devils took home the win by a final score of 42-23 against the UCLA Bruins. Jayden Daniels (2 touchdowns) finished the game with 286 yds on 13/19 through the air while his quarterback rating was 229.6. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 15.1. Deamonte Trayanum carried the ball 16 times for 67 yds, finishing the game with 4.2 yards per attempt for Arizona State. The Sun Devils finished the contest with a total of 467 yards while they ran 50 plays (9.3 yards per play). Arizona State ran the football for 5.8 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 181 yards on 31 attempts. Arizona State conceded 51 running attempts for 218 yards (4.3 yds per carry). The Sun Devils secondary allowed a completion rate of 65.6%, surrendering 235 yards on 21 for 32 passing.
The Arizona State Sun Devils are averaging 443.6 yards/outing, which is good for 32nd in college football. The Arizona State offense has totaled 460 penalty yds on 49 infractions, ranking them 3rd in college football in terms of hurting your team. For the year so far, the Sun Devils have thrown for a total of 1,197 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 239.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 59th in D-1. When looking at their scoring prowess, the Sun Devils are sitting 37th in college football holding an average of 34.4 points per game.
The Sun Devils are giving up 17.4 PPG, ranking them 35th in D-1. Arizona State has allowed the opposition a total of 711 yards on the ground (142.2 yards per game) as well as 6 touchdowns via the rush this year. This year, they have given up 87 total points. They have yielded 4 touchdowns through the air as well as 146.4 yards/contest, which has them ranked 20th in Division 1. The Sun Devils defense has been on the field for 319 plays, which is 57th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Cardinal/Sun Devils college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinal +8.5
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