The Oregon Ducks will look to record consecutive wins for the first time this season while the Arizona State Sun Devils look to rebound from a loss in their last contest.
The college football week 9 odds have the Sun Devils as 2.5-point favorites to beat the Ducks. Now, let’s find out which teams is going to bring home the bacon in this Pac-12 tilt.
Oregon Ducks Vs Arizona State State Sun Devils Spread & Betting Analysis
What: Oregon Ducks (4-3) at Arizona State Sun Devils (4-3)
When: Thursday, October 29, 2015
Kickoff: 10:30 PM ET
Where: Tempe, AZ
Stadium: Sun Devil Stadium
Weather: 81° F | Isolated Storms
Spread: Arizona State -2.5
Moneyline: Oregon +125 vs Arizona State -145
Game Total: 66
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Oregon vs Arizona State
Bet The Oregon Ducks at +3 because…
The Ducks will try to exploit the of ASU’s aggressive D, which has allowed 38 plays of 20-plus yards in its seven games.
The Oregon Ducks are coming off of a bye week after beating Pac-12 rival Washington 26-20 in Week 7 to cover the spread as a 2.5-point road dog.
— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) October 27, 2015
Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. completed 14 of 25 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns while running back Royce Freeman racked up 138 yards on 27 carries to help Oregon hold on after nearly blowing a 16-3 halftime lead. Wide receiver Darren Carrington added five catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns.
Now, the Ducks will look to win consecutive games for the first time this season after going 9-for-18 on third downs against the Huskies. Oregon averages a stellar 39.3 points per game to rank 12th in scoring but have given up a whopping 36.0 points per game defensively (110th).
Bet The Arizona State Sun Devils at -3 Because…
The Ducks transition from Mariota hasn’t been smooth!
The Arizona State Sun Devils also had a bye in Week 8 one week after getting smacked around by Utah in their 34-18 Week 7 loss in previous game.
Quarterback Mike Bercovici completed 20 of 41 passes for 242 yards but failed to throw a touchdown in the emphatic loss while the Sun Devils allowed Utah quarterback Travis Wilson and Utes’ running back Devin Booker to dominate.
The Sun Devils average a respectable 29.1 points per game (68th) while allowing 27.3 points per contest defensively (74th).
— FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) October 28, 2015
My Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
57 percent of public bettors like the Sun Devils to get the job done at home and I agree, only because the spread for this matchup is relatively low for Arizona State.
Not only that, but I simply can’t bring myself to back an Oregon team that is allowing a stunning 36.0 points per game defensively this season.
Ducks may be 4-1 ATS in their last five road games against Arizona State, but the favorite in this series is 4-1-1 ATS in their last half-dozen meetings and the Sun Devils are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a bye week.
Oregon has been wildly inconsistent this season and will face a stingy Arizona State defense that I expect to force at least one or two turnovers en route to a narrow SU and ATS victory.