College Football Preview – Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Arizona Wildcats
What has happened to the Dennis Erickson coached Arizona State Sun Devils this season? They were considered the second best team in the Pac-10 when the season started. In fact, they were ranked 15th in the nation. Sports betting fans were eagerly anticipating making a bundle on the Sun Devils like they did last season when the Devils surprised the nation by almost winning the Pac-10.
The team didn’t go through wholesale changes. So, college football betting fans are scratching their heads and wondering how a Dennis Erickson coached team, that was supposed to be better than they were last season, could struggle to a 5 and 6 straight-up record and a 4 and 5 record against the BetUS online wagering spread.
The Arizona Wildcats are almost a contrast to the Sun Devils. Yes, the Wildcats aren’t exactly the next coming of a Pac-10 powerhouse after going 6 and 5 straight-up but for a team that usually settles in towards the bottom of the Pac-10, just making it to a Bowl Game is going to be exciting. Against the BetUS online betting spread, the Wildcats are 6 and 5. They are also 5 and 1 against the spread at home in Tucson.
Here are the BetUS online sportsbook betting odds for this game.
Arizona State Sun Devils + 10 ½ – 110 + 310 O 49 ½ – 110
Arizona Wildcats – 10 ½ – 110 – 380 U 49 ½ – 110
Here are a few online wagering trends that might help us find a good online bet in this game.
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 3 and 8 against the spread in their last 11 games on grass.
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 5 and 1 against the spread in the last 6 games between these two teams in Tucson.
The Arizona Wildcats are 7 and 1 against the spread in their last 8 games at home.
The Road team is 10 and 3 against the spread in the last 13 meetings between these two teams.
This is one of the most heated rivalries in college football. Because of the proximity of these two schools, bad blood abounds. I’ve been involved in a few of these ASU vs. Arizona games as a fan and I have to tell you – - it can get ugly.
Which is why even though I am an alumni of Arizona, I can’t make an online bet on the ‘Cats at – 10 ½ in the BetUS online sportsbook.
I’ve seen how testy this rivalry can get. ASU will be fired up traveling down to Tucson to take on the more heralded, at this point in the season, Arizona Wildcats. Dennis Erickson knows that this is the Pac-10’s version of Michigan vs. Ohio State – - if you beat Arizona, you keep your job.
ASU vs. Arizona Free Prediction:
The Sun Devils will be fired up. I see this game being extremely close. It breaks my heart but I’m going to have to make an online wager on the Arizona State Sun Devils to beat the BetUS online sportsbook wagering spread of 10 ½ points.