Free Week 2 Prediction: Aztecs vs Sun Devils Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(1-0) San Diego State Aztecs vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 11:00 pm EST
Venue: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona
NCAA Football Spread: Arizona State -3.5
NCAA Betting Total: 55
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This year’s Aztecs are probably not as good as the last couple of years but they are well coached and should be able to compete in the desert on Saturday night.
This is the first of back to back against the PAC 12.
Arizona State is looking for signs that the program is back on an upward trajectory. A win over the defending MWC champs would be very positive. They were not great last week.
San Diego State Aztecs
There are two staples of Rocky Long football. Running the ball and defense. It was against FCS UC Davis but the running game looked good, this year featuring Rashaad Penny. The defense less so.
Against UCD they gave up exactly last year’s average at 315 yards. At some places that would be acceptable but this defense is used to being among the best and should have dominated.
Last year the Aztecs won their nonconference game against the PAC 12, beating Cal and covering in the process. It interrupted a string of four straight losses to the dominant league on the West Coast.
Arizona State Sun Devils
Things are always hot in Tempe but especially so for Sun Devils coach Todd Graham. It didn’t help matters that they were outgained significantly against New Mexico State in their opener.
There were some positives though as Manny Wilkins looked sharp and the team committed just one penalty and had no turnovers. If they keep up that clean play they can be in a lot of games.
There is enough talent around.
The defense has to be better though. They gave up close to 40ppg a year ago and are not off to a good start. SDSU has a different approach in that they will run it all day if they can.
Their RB is underrated too.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 5-0-1 in Aztecs last 6 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points.
- Over is 4-0-1 in Aztecs last 5 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Aztecs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.
- Sun Devils are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Over is 6-1 in Sun Devils last 7 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Sun Devils are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.
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A year ago I would have been all over SDSU in this spot, but then again they might have been favoured. The hook still has me thinking they might be the right side though.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: San Diego State +3.5
The one thing I know for sure that is that the Aztecs will be able to run the ball. That should enable them to keep the game close throughout and maybe even pull the upset.
I do fear they might be looking ahead to their other PAC 12 game though, a visit from Stanford next week. Still I like Rocky Long and his ability to keep his group focused.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: San Diego State 31 – Arizona State 28
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