Oregon Ducks (4-3) at Arizona State Sun Devils (4-3)
|Date & Time||Thursday October 29, 2015, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils 0 -- Over/Under:
The Oregon Ducks travel to play the Arizona State Sun Devils in a Thursday night Pac-12 showdown.
The Arizona State Sun Devils are coming off of a bye week after they lost to Utah in their previous game. The ASU offense is averaging 29.1 points per game with 419.7 yards per game. The Arizona State offense is led by quarterback Mike Bercovici who has 1846 yards with 14 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Demario Richard is the lead back for Arizona State with 529 yards and 4 touchdowns. Devin Lucien leads the Arizona State receivers with 338 yards and 1 touchdown. Tim White also catches passes for the ASU offense with 303 yards and 5 touchdowns. The Arizona State defense is giving up 27.3 points per game with 380.9 yards per game. Arizona State’s defense has 24 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries, and 6 interceptions. Arizona State will look to stay in the Pac-12 South race with a win over an average Oregon team.
The Oregon Ducks are coming off of a bye week after beating Washington in their last game. The Oregon offense is averaging 39.3 points per game with 516.3 yards per game. Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. leads the Oregon Ducks offense with 853 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. Royce Freeman is the lead back for Oregon with 997 yards and 9 touchdowns. The Oregon leading receiver is Bralon Addison who has 365 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Oregon defense has allowed 36 points per game and 461.9 yards per game. Oregon’s defense has 21 sacks, 6 fumble recoveries, and 7 interceptions. Oregon looks a lot better when Vernon Adams Jr. plays, but their defense still needs to improve against the pass.
The Oregon Ducks are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 conference games. Oregon is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The under is 4-0 in Oregon’s last 4 road games. Arizona State is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 10-2 in Arizona State’s last 12 Thursday games. Oregon is 6-1-1 ATS in these two teams last 8 meetings. The over is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Oregon will be a tough opponent for Arizona State, especially with Vernon Adams Jr. back at full health. I expect both teams to put up a lot of points in this one but I trust Arizona State’s defense more than Oregon’s defense. I am taking Arizona State in this one.