Free Week 3 Prediction: Lobos vs Sun Devils Odds
Week 3 College football betting sees the New Mexico Lobos taking on the Arizona State Sun Devils on Friday, September 18th at Sun Devil Stadium. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
New Mexico (1-1) vs. Arizona State (1-1)
Date: Friday, September 18
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Sun Devil Stadium
NCAA Football Spread: Arizona State -28
NCAA Betting Total: 66.5
The Arizona State Sun Devils are coming off a 14-point win over the Cal Poly Mustangs, 35-21, while the New Mexico Lobos are reeling from a 40-21 loss to Tulsa.
The Sun Devils opened up as 24-point favorites, but that line has shifted to 28 as of Tuesday, Sept. 15.
The New Mexico Lobos felt solid about how they finished their Week 1 contest against Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils. A 66-0 trouncing gave this team confidence — maybe too much confidence — as last week didn’t go nearly as well.
Against Tulsa, the Golden Hurricane found a way to move the football with ease. In Week 3, the Lobos defense needs to do better than it did in Week 2 when it allowed the opponent to go for 600 yards.
Offensively, you know this team is going to need to control the ball, avoid mistakes and follow the basics that got them 60-plus points in Week 1. But it’s the defense that needs to return to form and put up a much better showing against a Sun Devils offense that’s going to be ready to establish a big-time presence early in the season.
Arizona State’s loss to the Texas A&M Aggies in Houston shot this squad out of the top 25 programs in the nation. Lucky for this group, it was able to bounce back in Week 2 with a strong win against an inferior opponent.
The Sun Devils are 1-1 this season. Last week’s 14-point win was solid, but they fell ATS as a -34 ½ point favorite. The total went under 64 points.
Arizona State pulled out a win late by scoring two unanswered touchdowns late in the contest, which put this one away.
The Sun Devils are hoping they can lock this one up early against The New Mexico Lobos.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- 8-18 ATS in their last 26 non-conference games.
- 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games in September.
- 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games.
- 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Prediction
Neither the Sun Devils nor the Lobos have looked especially great this season, but ASU should be able to win this contest on talent alone. They should find a bounce-back performance and cover the spread against the Lobos in Week 3.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Arizona State -28
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