NCAA betting odds value has slowly eroded for the Arizona Wildcats as they have been fading down the stretch with the NCAA betting lines.
The #23 Arizona Wildcats will host the Arizona State Sun Devils on ESPN Thursday Night Football with a starting kickoff set for 8:05 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with Arizona as a 6 point favorite.
Arizona State has a college football betting record of 5-6 straight up and 7-2-2 against the spread with 7 of their 11 games going over the total. The Sun Devils are 3-1-1 against the spread on the road with 3 of the 5 games going over.
Arizona State is coming off an impressive 55-34 home payout over UCLA last week and has not lost against the spread in 4 straight games. ASU features the nation’s 12th ranked passing attack with Steven Threet, who has passed for 2543 yards and a wild 18/16 touchdown/interception ratio.
Threet is in day to day status with a head injury but backup Brock Osweiler has been as good if not better when asked to fill in as he has a 67% completion rate with 8.8 yards per attempt with a 4/0 TD/INT ratio. Cameron Marshall has 724 yards rushing with a 5.7 yards per carry average and 8 TD’s.
The ASU 98th ranked pass defense is a big weakness and that may pose a problem in this matchup versus Arizona’s 9th ranked pass attack and quarterback Nick Foles.
Arizona has a college football gambling record of 7-4 straight up and 6-5 against the spread with 7 of their 11 games going over the total. The Wildcats have lost 3 consecutive games.
Arizona is coming off a 48-29 loss at #1 Oregon as, like many other teams, they started off well and led 19-14 at the half before being blowout and worn out in the second half. Foles has a 68% completion rate with a 16/7 TD/INT ratio. Juron Criner has 1102 yards receiving and 8 TD’s.
The defense has been consistently solid with the exception of the Oregon game and ranks 32nd for points allowed.
Arizona State has beaten the NCAA betting odds in 5 of their last 7 meetings at Arizona with the series going under the total 5 straight times.