Fresno State vs. Arizona State - 12/15/18 Las Vegas Bowl College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Fresno State Bulldogs (11-2) at Arizona State Sun Devils (7-5)
College Football: Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Sam Boyd Stadium)
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils +4.5 -- Over/Under: 52 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Arizona State Sun Devils and the Fresno State Bulldogs will meet up in college football action Saturday in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Arizona State finished their regular season campaign at 7-5 overall. The Sun Devils are 4-1 in their last five, with a 31-29 loss to Oregon alongside wins over USC, Utah, UCLA and Arizona.
In that 41-40 comeback win over the Wildcats, Arizona State QB Manny Wilkins put up 265 yards and a TD, while Eno Benjamin logged 80 yards and three TDs rushing. Brandon Aiyuk put up 106 yards and a TD on five catches to lead the Devils receivers.
Over on the Fresno State side, they’re 11-2 on the season. The Bulldogs’ only blemishes this year were losses to Minnesota and Boise State, the latter of which Fresno avenged with a 19-16 OT win in their last matchup.
In that second Broncos game, Fresno State’s Marcus McMaryion logged 170 yards with a TD through the air, while Ronnie Rivers managed 63 yards and a score on the ground. Michiah Quick put up 45 yards and a TD to top the Fresno receivers.
The Sun Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last four on turf and 10-4 ATS versus a team with a winning record. Arizona State is 2-7 ATS in their last nine bowl games and 1-6 ATS in their last seven versus the MWC.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last five in December. Fresno State is also 26-7-1 ATS in their last 34 overall and 16-5 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
Arizona State certainly made things interesting in their last game, needing every bit of a 20-0 fourth quarter to put the Wildcats away. The Sun Devils’ margins have been razor-thin for the most part lately, so this could be a close game as well.
I like Fresno State here however, as they’ve stood tall against some good schools this season and have the capacity to put up nice points totals. Give me the Bulldogs.