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Michigan State Spartans vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Football Betting Picks

Posted by: Mike Davis
Michigan State Spartans vs. Arizona State Spartans

The college football betting weekend is upon us, bringing a close to another thrilling chapter of this year’s NCAA action. Sportsbook bettors looking for some last minute bets to make this weekend should look no further than the Michigan State Spartans vs. Arizona State Sun Devils matchup. Both sides opened the year up with a dominant win, giving us some intriguing legal betting odds for this weekend’s pairing. Take a look.

Michigan State Spartans vs. Arizona State Sun Devils – Sat., Sept. 8th  

When: 10:45 pm ET

Where: Sun Devil Football Stadium, Tempe, Arizona

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN

College Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Michigan State -6 (-110) 53½ (-110)   -230
Arizona State +6 (-110) 53½ (-110) +190
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Michigan State Spartans   

Michigan State kicked off the season with a narrow 38-31 win over Utah State. The Spartans had a masterful outing on offense, amassing 452 total yards on the day. However, they did struggle to contain their opponent as the Aggies amassed 344 total yards. Particularly, the Spartans’ pass defense gave up a ton of yardage, 319 to be exact. Unfortunately for the Spartans, they’ll be going up against another capable passing game this weekend. The Sun Devils Manny Wilkins opened the season up with a beautiful performance; over 200 passing yards, 4 touchdowns and zero interceptions. With that in mind, it’s clear Michigan State’s Brian Lewerke will have to be on point this weekend. By the looks of it, the college football betting odds are taking Lewerke over Wilkins.

Players to Watch: Brian Lewerke (287 passing yards, 2 TD, 1 INT), LJ Scott (84 rushing yards, 0 TD, 3.7 AVG), and Cody White (70 receiving yards, 1 TD, 5 REC).  

Arizona State Sun Devils

The Sun Devils kicked in the door on the 2018 NCAA football season with a dominant 49-7 pummeling of the UTSA Roadrunners. It was the offense that paved the way to a victory as they racked up a total of 503 yards on the day. Similarly, the defense wasn’t half bad on the day holding their opponent to just 220 yards. Most impressively was the fact that Arizona State held the Roadrunners to just 2 rushing yards on the day. We’ll find out this weekend if the Sun Devils run defense is something special or if it just got to beat up on a weaker opponent. Since the Spartans racked up 165 rushing yards in their debut, they’ll be a solid test of Arizona State.

Players to Watch: Manny Wilkins (237 passing yards, 4 TD, 0 INT), Eno Benjamin (131 rushing yards, 1 TD, 8.2 AVG), and N’Keal Harry (140 receiving yards, 2 TD, 6 REC).

Michigan State Spartans vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State’s last 5 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona State’s last 5 games at home
  • Arizona State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Arizona State is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games at home
Michigan State Spartans vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Picks

So which way should mobile betting players lean in this Michigan State Spartans vs. Arizona State Sun Devils matchup? All things considered, the Spartans are the safer option here. However, considering how dominant the Sun Devils were in their debut, taking them straight up isn’t a bad option either. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 31-28 Arizona State.

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