College football gambling expectations are much more mixed for the prospects of the Arizona State Sun Devils but ASU is off to a solid start to the college football betting season.
Wisconsin will host Arizona State on Saturday. Kickoff is at 3:35 PM Eastern Time and Wisconsin opened at Sports-Gambling as a 15-point favorite.
Arizona State is coming off a 41-20 home win over Northern Arizona but failed to cover as 24-point chalks. They improved their record to 2-0 straight up and this is their first road game of the season.
The game was too close for comfort however as the Sun Devils led by only 27-20 in the 4th quarter. ASU committed 13 penalties and 2 turnovers in the game.
Wisconsin won a sluggish 27-14 home opener last week over San Jose State and failed to cover as whopping 38.5-point favorites with the college football odds. It was the second straight week that the Badgers failed to cover a big number in a win as they beat UNLV in the season opener 41-21 but did not get the money as 20.5-point road chalks.
Wisconsin entered the San Jose State game ranked 11th in the polls. Heisman Trophy candidate John Clay ran for 137 yards and 2 touchdowns for his 8th consecutive 100+ yard game. Quarterback Scott Tolzien completed 15-22 for 191 yards with 1 touchdown.
Despite their solid start the Badgers believe that they are capable of more with the college football lines.
“We know we can play better than that,” said Clay.
Tolzien added his own spin to the situation saying that “you never want to be peaking early on in the season. Obviously we’re not happy with where we’re at.”
The last college football gambling matchup between these two teams was in 1968. Arizona State has covered just 2 out of their last 9 games as a road dog. Arizona State has gotten the money in 4 straight games against Big Ten teams.
Wisconsin has covered the spread in 6 out of their last 9 games against Pac 10 teams. The Badgers have gone 4-7 against the spread as a home favorite since 2008 and just 8-15 against the board after a straight up win.