Free Week 8 Prediction: Cardinal vs Sun Devils Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(4-2) Stanford Cardinal vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (3-3)
Date: Thursday, October 18th 2018
Time: 9:00 pm EST
Venue: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona
NCAA Football Spread: Stanford -3
NCAA Betting Total: 50½
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A big Thursday night Pac-12 matchup brings us the Standford Cardinal traveling down south to Tempe to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils in a game that will for sure have major implications for the Pac-12 in bowl game placement.
Both teams are coming off a bye week that followed a loss. Stanford has now dropped two in a row heading into this one, while the Sun Devils dropped a close one on the road to Colorado.
A little less than a month ago the Cardinal felt like they were on a direct path to the College Football Playoff after a huge late-game comeback win on the road against Oregon. Since then, losses to Notre Dame and Utah have Stanford trying to slam on the breaks and get back to basics.
Even when this team was on their four game winning streak to open the season, the Cardinal weren’t exactly putting any teams away. Their largest margin of victory on the year was back in week 1, a 21 pt win over San Diego State. Their two Pac-12 wins come at an average margin of 10.5. Not too pretty.
Offense doesn’t seem to be a problem for the Cardinal, but on the other side of the ball things seem to be slipping out of control as of late. In their last three games Stanford has given up an average of 36.3 points per game. They luckily escaped with a win in one of those games. Can’t rely on luck in this game.
Arizona State Sun Devils
The Sun Devils are a team that could very well be sitting at 6-0, and the darlings of the Pac-12 right now, instead of sitting in 5th place in the Pac-12 South.
7 points. One touchdown. That is all the Devils have lost by in all three of their losses, including two games to Top 25 teams (at the time of the game). Herm Edwards has this team primed to make a run at Pac-12 superiority in the near future.
In the Sun Devils three victories this season they have beaten their opponents by a margin of 24.3 points per win. They have really looked like a new team this year under their first year head coach. Scoring 30 ppg, their 3-3 record is not to be taken seriously. Add the fact that this team is only giving up 21 ppg, and now you have a serious contender to challenge USC and Colorado for a trip to the Conference Championship Game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Arizona State leads all time head to head 17-14.
- Stanford is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games at ASU.
- Arizona State is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home vs. Stanford.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
Stanford holds the line early in the week, but I would expect it to change before Thursday’s kickoff. Both of these teams have been in the Top 25 this year, and I think the winner of this one could very well see themselves back on that list before the year is done.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Arizona State +2. Free ATS or O/U final score pick provided below!
Two points on the road sounds like a pick ’em to me. I would definitely take Arizona State at home to cover the spread in this one.
The scoring line hasn’t been released yet, so go with the Sun Devils to cover. Recent trends show this matchup to go UNDER, so if you must bet on the line, I would advise you go with the recent trends.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Arizona State 28 – Stanford 21
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