Free Week 1 Prediction: Lumberjacks vs Sun Devils Odds
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Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (0-0) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 3rd
Time: 10:45 PM/ET
Venue: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona
NCAA Football Spread: Off
NCAA Betting Total: Off
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Arizona State will look to start things off the right track by beating FCS opponent Northern Arizona at home.
Northern Arizona, on paper, is a pretty decent FCS team as they come rated number 18 and they’ll look to show off what they got against Arizona State.
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks have some pretty solid talent on the offensive end. Quarterback Case Cookus was impressive in his freshman year as he won the Jerry Rice award for the best Freshman of the Year.
In case Cookus struggles or gets hurt, this Lumberjack team should be fine as they have a strong backup in East Carolina transfer Blake Kemp.
On the outside, junior wide receiver Emmanuel Butler is the star as he was apart of the FCS All-American team last year as he gained 1,208 yards and scored 15 touchdowns.
The Lumberjacks possess a veteran led offensive line including junior Blake Porter who started in all eleven games and as a freshman was the Most Outstanding Freshman for Northern Arizona.
Defensively, Northern Arizona should be better than what they were last year. Both cornerback Mo White II and safety Ronnie White will be coming back as they missed significant time last year to help this defense out.
Plus, the Lumberjacks bring back senior linebacker Jake Thomas who was third in tackles last season.
Arizona State Sun Devils
The Arizona State Sun Devils were one of the most disappointing teams last year. A lot of experts were thinking it was their time and they were a potential sleeper team to bust the playoff bracket, but it was not to be.
The Sun Devils went down to Texas and got beat up on by the Texas A&M Aggies and their playoff aspirations went up in flames.
The Sun Devils won their next two games in unimpressive fashion and were blown out by the Trojans of Southern California at home. They did notch their biggest win of the year by going to the Rose Bowl and beating the UCLA Bruins.
Arizona State went on to lose two of the next five games, including losing a virtual home game against West Virginia in the Cactus Bowl.
The Sun Devils will look to retool their offense as they lose a number of offensive players including four starting linemen and quarterback Mike Bercovici.
Their offense has been the strength of this team over the last four years under Todd Graham and now they’ll have to rely on their defense which has given up massive amount of points and yards. That is not a recipe of success for this Sun Devil team.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Arizona State is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games against non-conference teams
- Arizona State is 4-6 ATS at home in their last 10 games
- Arizona State over is 6-2 in their last 8 games
- Arizona State over at home is 4-1 in their last 5 games
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The Arizona State defense is prone to giving a big play or two…or about thousand. They’ll give up their fair share of points in this game and I don’t trust a very young, green offense to score enough to cover the spread.
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The Sun Devils will win and win comfortably, obviously, but I’m just not big on the Sun Devils.
They’ll struggle all season long, finish in the bottom half of the Pac-12 and I think this game could potentially set the tone as they don’t cover the spread in this one. I’m assuming it’ll be more than three touchdowns and quite possibly pushing four touchdowns, in which case I like the Lumberjacks to cover.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Arizona State 40 – Northern Arizona 20
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