Texas Tech vs. Arizona State - 9/16/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona State Sun Devils (1-1) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Jones AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Down in Lubbock on Saturday, September 16 at Jones AT&T Stadium, the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Texas Tech Red Raiders will be meeting up in Week 3 college football action.
Arizona State is sitting at 1-1 on the year so far, following a 37-31 victory over New Mexico State in the opener and a 30-20 loss to San Diego State this past Saturday. In that game, Sun Devils QB Manny Wilkins posted a 20-of-33 line for 298 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Frank Darby was the top receiver on three catches for 111 yards and a TD.
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Over two games so far, Wilkins has 598 yards with four touchdowns, while Kalen Ballage leads the Sun Devils with 33 carries for 123 yards and three scores. John Humphrey is the top receiver at Arizona State with seven catches for 123 yards and a TD.
Over on the Texas Tech side, they’re sitting at 1-0 on the season after a 56-10 beatdown of Eastern Washington in their opener. In that game, Texas Tech QB Nic Shimonek posted a 26-for-30 line for 384 yards and three touchdowns, and McLane Carter also threw for a TD with a 3-of-3 line for 49 yards. Desmond Nisby is Texas Tech’s leading rusher with six carries for 57 yards, while Derrick Willies is the top receiver on four receptions for 126 yards and a score. Eke Coutee is also off to a good start with five receptions for 99 yards and two touchdowns.
The Sun Devils are 8-3 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss. Arizona State is also 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games in September and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
Meanwhile, Texas Tech is 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a bye week and 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games on field turf. The Red Raiders are also 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
This should be a pretty interesting matchup, as both teams have shown some good things in the early going this year. There’s not a large sample side on Texas Tech yet this season, but the early returns look pretty good and may mean they can use their depth to keep the scoring going strong this season. I like Texas Tech to flex some muscle and cover here.