Arizona State Sun Devils vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 11/12/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona State Sun Devils vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: Martin Stadium in Pullman, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Cougars (-8.5)
Martin Stadium is the site where the Washington State Cougars (5-4) will meet the Arizona State Sun Devils (3-6) on Saturday. Arizona State opens this matchup as 8.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 55.
The Arizona State Sun Devils head into this matchup 3-6 for this year. In their last game, the Sun Devils faced the UCLA Bruins and went home with a loss by a final score of 50-36. Xazavian Valladay led the offense in rushing for the Sun Devils with 20 totes for 92 yards (4.6 yds per carry). Trenton Bourguet went 38/49 with 349 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 146.8 and finished the game with 1 interception. In the running game, the Sun Devils conceded 402 yards on 42 tries, which is an average of 9.6 yds per rush surrendered. Arizona State gave up 13 pass completions on 20 attempts for a total of 169 yards, and a completion rate of 65.0%. In all, they had 80 plays which gave them 468 yards. The Arizona State Sun Devils rushed the ball a total of 31 different times and accounted for 119 yds, which came out to an average of 3.8 yds per carry.
Concerning scoring points, the Arizona State Sun Devils have an average of 28.1 points per game. Offensively they're averaging 131.9 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 93rd in Division 1. The Sun Devils have earned 3,500 total yards for the year. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Arizona State has amassed 13 passing touchdowns and 17 touchdowns via the ground. Arizona State has compiled 185 1st downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 69 penalties for 674 yards. They have turned the football over 12 times.
When it comes to yards via the pass, the Sun Devils are allowing 2,161 yds which puts them in 84th in D-1. They have allowed 240.1 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 60.3%. Over the course of this year, they have yielded 419.9 yards/outing which puts them 102nd in college football. They have yielded 12 touchdowns through the air as well as 20 touchdowns pounding the rock. The opposition is running for an average of 4.9 yards per running attempt and 179.8 yards on the ground per contest for the season. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 1,618 rushing yards through 9 contests. The Sun Devils are ranked 106th in the country when it comes to team defense, giving up 31.1 points per game.
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The Cougars head into this game 5-4 for this season. For their last game, the Cougars walked away with a victory by a final of 52-14 against the Stanford Cardinal. Cameron Ward (2 TDs) finished the game with 176 yds on 16/32 through the air while his QB rate was 116.8. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his Y/A was 5.5. Nakai Watson ran the football 16 times for 166 yds, finishing the game with 10.4 yds per carry for Washington State. The Cougars finished the game with a total of 514 yds while running 72 plays (7.1 yds per play). Washington State rushed the football for 8.1 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 306 yards on 38 attempts. Washington State surrendered 28 rushing attempts for 71 yards (2.5 yards per rush). The Cougars passing defense allowed a completion rate of 59.5%, surrendering 266 yds on 25 for 42 through the air.
When it comes to how much they score, the Cougars currently rank 79th in D-1 by scoring 26.8 points per outing. During the season to this point, the Cougars have earned 2,392 passing yards in addition to an average of 265.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 37th in college football. The Washington State Cougars are averaging 373.7 yards per contest, which has them sitting 84th in the country. The Washington State offense has totaled 447 yards of penalties on 51 violations, which is good for 88th in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team.
Washington State has surrendered a total of 1,106 rushing yards (122.9 yards per contest) in addition to 9 touchdowns on the ground on the campaign. They have allowed 11 touchdowns through the air and 238.4 yards/outing, which has them sitting 83rd in the nation. The Cougars defense has been on the field for 625 plays, which has them sitting 72nd in college football. The Cougars are conceding 20.0 points per contest, ranking them 23rd in the country. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 180 total points.
Who will win tonight's Sun Devils/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cougars -8.5
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