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Oregon Ducks vs. Arizona State Sun Devils - 10/29/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona State Sun Devils (5-3) at Oregon Ducks (2-5)
Date & Time Saturday October 29, 2016, 5:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Oregon Ducks -7.5 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | Arizona State Sun Devils (5-3) at Oregon Ducks (2-5)

The Arizona State Sun Devils will travel to play the Oregon Ducks in a PAC-12 college football game this weekend.

The Oregon Ducks are 2-5 (0-4) this season after losing to Cal by a score of 52-49 in overtime in their last game. Oregon has lost 5 straight games, allowing over 35 points in each of those games. The Oregon offense is averaging 38.6 points per game with 248.4 rushing yards and 240 passing yards per game. Justin Herbert is completing 58.2% of his passes for 1173 yards, 8 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions for Oregon. Royce Freeman has rushed for 523 yards and 7 touchdowns, while Tony Brooks-James has added 440 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns for the Ducks. Charles Nelson has caught 38 passes for 369 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Darren Carrington has caught 25 passes for 373 yards and 3 touchdowns for Oregon. The Oregon defense is giving up 43.3 points per game with 248.4 rushing yards and 290.1 passing yards per game. Troy Dye has led the Oregon defense with 44 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, and 1 interception, while Brenden Schooler has added 40 tackles and 2 interceptions. Aidan Schneider has gone 3-3 on field goals, with a long of 41 yards this season.

The Arizona State Sun Devils are 5-3 (2-3) this season after losing to Washington State by a score of 37-32 in their last game. Arizona State has lost 3 of their last 4 games, allowing over 36 points in each of those losses. The Arizona State offense is averaging 35.8 points per game with 157.9 rushing yards and 228.1 passing yards per game. Manny Wilkins (Questionable) is completing 60.5% of his passes for 1421 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for Arizona State. Demario Richard has rushed for 532 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Kalen Ballage has added 406 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns for the Sun Devils. Tim White has caught 47 passes for 573 yards, while N’Keal Harry has caught 32 passes for 342 yards and 3 touchdowns for Arizona State. The ASU defense is giving up 34.4 points per game with 99.9 rushing yards and 386.1 passing yards per game. DJ Calhoun has led the Arizona State defense with 47 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks, while Marcus Ball has added 45 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 interception. Zane Gonzalez has gone 20-21 on field goals, with a long of 59 yards.

Arizona State is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The over is 8-2 in Arizona State’s last 10 games following an ATS win. Oregon is 0-8-1 ATS in their last 9 games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The over is 4-0 in Oregon’s last 4 games. The over is 5-1 in Oregon’s last 6 meetings.

Oregon has looked terrible this season, while Arizona State has played much better than I thought they would. The Oregon defense has been one of the worst units in the country and will have trouble with the Sun Devils up-tempo offense. I can’t go with Oregon until I see some improvement, so I am taking Arizona State. 

Arizona State Sun Devils +7.5

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