Week 1: Sun Devils vs Aggies Odds
College football betting sees the Arizona State Sun Devils taking on the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday September 5ht NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Deemed the “Texas Kickoff”, the #16 Arizona State Sun Devils and the unranked Texas A&M Aggies get set to do battle inside the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
The importance of this game is on many levels. The first being National Championship implications.
The Sun Devils ranked #16 have a chance to earn a very quality win that would give their resume a boost come selection time for the playoff.
Even though they are unranked, A&M has the schedule and potential to make a push at the top of the rankings this season.
This game also offers bragging rights for both teams. This will be the only regular season contest between the Pac-12 and SEC.
#16 Arizona State
The Sun Devils proved they had one of the best offenses in the Pac 12 last year. They’ll have a majority of those players back as they get set to try and make their push toward the NCAA Playoff.
Arizona State returns 17 starters in all to their team that knocked off some pretty impressive foes in 2014.
The Sun Devils beat USA, Stanford, Utah, and Notre Dame.
Arizona State will have QB Mike Bercovici under center Saturday. Bercovici threw for just under 1000 yards and had 8 touchdowns in his first 2 starts last season.
He’ll have his main target out wide in DJ Foster who had 125 receptions in the past 2 seasons and ran for over 1000 yards in 2014.
The Aggies being unranked to kick off the season has to give them a chip on their shoulder. A&M will also have the much bigger fan base screaming come Saturday with the game being played in Texas.
Texas A&M will give the nation a look one of the most threatening offenses along with one of the top Qbs. It was reported that Sophomore Kyle Allen came into camp 25 pounds heavier.
Head Coach Kevin Sumlin said Allen had a phenomenal spring and has become more competitive and a major leader for this Aggies team.
He’ll have one of the best targets in the NCAA to throw to in Josh Reynolds. The WR has 53 receptions and 842 yards with 13 TDS.
Also out wide will be Ricky Seal-Jones, who had 49 receptions, and Speedy Noil who had 46 receptions.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Sun Devils are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games.
- Sun Devils are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
- Aggies are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games in September.
- Aggies are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Aggies are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 neutral site games.
Week 1 NCAA Football Prediction
Both teams have their main offensive threats back and this will be a fun one to watch.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Over 70
Even with this being such a high number, both offenses should have no problem moving the ball and scoring on one another. Sit by back and enjoy a shootout, Texas style.
Week 1 Score Prediction: Texas A&M 41- Arizona State 38
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