Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Washington State Cougars - 10/22/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington State Cougars (4-2) at Arizona State Sun Devils (5-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Sun Devil Stadium)
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils +6.5 -- Over/Under: 66.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC-12 Network
The Washington State Cougars will travel to play the Arizona State Sun Devils in a PAC-12 college football game on Saturday.
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 5-2 (2-2) this season after losing to Colorado by a score of 40-16 in their last game. Arizona State struggled on offense in this game, not even totaling 200 total yards. The Arizona State offense is averaging 36.3 points per game with 164.3 rushing yards per game and 236.9 passing yards per game. Manny Wilkins is completing 59.8% of his passes for 1382 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for Arizona State. Demario Richard has rushed for 495 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Kalen Ballage has rushed for 324 yards and 9 scores for the Sun Devils. Tim White has caught 44 passes for 525 yards, while N’Keal Harry has caught 26 passes for 266 yards and 3 touchdowns for Arizona State. The Arizona State defense is giving up 34 points per game with 121.6 rushing yards and 384.4 passing yards per game. Armand Perry has led the ASU defense with 41 tackles and 2 tackles for loss, while DJ Calhoun has added 40 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks. Zane Gonzalez has gone 19-20 on field goals, with a long of 59 yards.
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The Washington State Cougars are 4-2 (3-0) this season after beating UCLA by a score of 27-21 in their last game. Washington State has turned their season around after starting 0-2 against Boise State and Eastern Washington. The Washington State offense is averaging 41 points per game with 140.2 rushing yards and 361.3 passing yards per game. Luke Falk is completing 71.5% of his passes for 2113 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for Washington State. Jamal Morrow has rushed for 316 yards and 4 touchdowns, while James Williams has rushed for 287 yards and 4 touchdowns for the Cougars. Gabe Marks has caught 40 passes for 337 yards and 6 touchdowns, while River Cracraft has caught 31 passes for 391 yards and 1 touchdown for Washington State. The Washington State defense is giving up 25.3 points per game with 104.5 rushing yards and 278.2 passing yards per game. Peyton Pelluer has led the Washington State defense with 39 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Isaac Dotson has added 26 tackles and 2 interceptions. Erik Powell has gone 2-7 on field goals this season, with a long of 36 yards.
Washington State is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 conference games. The over is 7-3 in Washington State’s last 10 road games. Arizona State is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 October games. The under is 7-2 in Arizona State’s last 9 games following an ATS loss. The home team is 6-1 ATS in these two teams last 7 meetings.
Washington State has played very well in their last few games, while Arizona State has played decently well this season. Arizona State struggles on defense, especially against the pass, which will be tough against a team that likes to air it out. I think Washington State will be able to pass the ball all over Arizona State and get the win.