Texas Tech at Arizona State - 9/10/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-0) at Arizona State Sun Devils (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Sun Devil Stadium)
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -2.5 -- Over/Under: 79.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Tech Red Raiders and Arizona State Wildcats meet late Saturday night at Sun Devil Stadium on FS1.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders look for a quick 2-0 start after beating up on Stephen F Austin opening week. Patrick Mahomes II is completing 69.8 percent of his passes for 483 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Mahomes has nine touchdown passes in his last three games. Jonathan Giles and Reginald Davis III have combined for 169 receiving yards and one touchdown while Justin Stockton has four receptions. The Texas Tech Red Raiders ground game is averaging 125 yards per contest, and Mahomes leads the way with 57 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 17 points and 370 yards per game. Ondre Pipkins leads the Red Raiders with five tackles, Kris Williams has one sack and Keenon Ward has one interception.
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The Arizona State Wildcats also look for another win after waxing Northern Arizona opening week. Manny Wilkins is completing 74.1 percent of his passes for 180 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Wilkins enters this game with 27 career pass attempts. Tim White and N'Keal Harry have combined for 126 receiving yards on 13 catches while Cameron Smith has three receptions. The Arizona State Wildcats ground game is averaging 276 yards per contest, and Wilkins leads the way with 89 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Arizona State is allowing 13 points and 425 yards per game. DJ Calhoun leads the Wildcats with seven tackles, Tyler Whiley has one sack and Marcus Ball has one pass deflection.
The Red Raiders are 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sun Devils are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in September and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Arizona State is tough to beat at home and has the playmaking defense to slow down an explosive Texas Tech offense. Wilkins also looks comfortable at quarterback and should be able to make just enough plays to get the job done here. Not to mention we're getting ASU and a small line when they opened up at -5.
I'll take the Sun Devils.