The Arizona State Sun Devils (-5) are coming into the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl as favorites as they prepare to take on the Florida State Seminoles. The opening kickoff for this criticalgame is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. ET and you can catch the action live on CBS.
Betting Preview: Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Florida State Seminoles
The Seminoles come into this Tuesday game as the dog here and they’re currently receiving 5 points. If they want to take the moneyline, gamblers would currently need to wager $200 in order to win $100 back on the Sun Devils (-200). The Seminoles are getting +170 moneyline odds. Oddsmakers have placed the over/under (O/U) at 53.5 points. If the favorites fall behind early on, it would probably result in a reasonable live betting opportunity.
The game’s total has moved lower after initially being set at 55. The opening line (-5) hasn’t budged.
The Seminoles have lost 3.6 units so far and are 4-7-1 against the spread (ATS). The team’s posted an O/U mark of 6-6.
The Sun Devils are up 5.3 units this season. The team is 4-7-1 ATS and also has an even O/U record of 6-6.
The Seminoles are 6-6 straight up (SU) in 2019 while the Sun Devils are 7-5 SU.
The Seminoles lost to Florida 40-17 in a blowout where James Blackman completed 14-of-23 passes for only 150 yards. Cam Akers (102 rushing yards on 17 attempts, one TD) spearheaded the ground attack. Tamorrion Terry (seven receptions, 131 yards) and D.J. Matthews (three catches, 10 yards) shared the receiving duties in the defeat.
Arizona State is coming off of a 24-14 win over Arizona. Jayden Daniels completed 12-of-19 passes for 104 yards. Eno Benjamin (168 rushing yards on 34 attempts, two TDs) and the signal-caller Daniels (62 yards on 12 carries) led the running game as Brandon Aiyuk (five receptions, 67 yards) led the pass-catching corps in the win.
Florida State has run the ball on 51.4 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Arizona State has an overall rush percentage of 54.3 percent. The Seminoles have produced 133.8 rush yards/game and have 23 touchdowns on the ground this year. The Sun Devils are averaging 126.3 rushing yards per game and have 13 total rush TDs.
The Noles offensive scheme has logged 269.4 yards per contest in the air overall and has 23 passing TDs so far. The Sun Devils have recorded 253.3 pass yards per contest and have 21 total pass scores.
Defensively, Florida State has allowed 152.5 rush yards and 283.5 pass yards per game. The Arizona State D has allowed 270.1 yards per game to opposing passers and 116.8 yards per game to opposing runners. Both teams allow similar adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) to the opposition, as the Noles have given up an ANY/A of 6.48 to opposing QBs, while the Sun Devils are allowing an ANY/A of 6.89.
Offensively, Blackman has put up 1,849 passing yards this season. The signal-caller has connected on 157-of-244 attempts with 13 passing scores and six interceptions. He has a 6.42 adjusted net yards per pass attempt, including 6.75 over the last two games.
Tamorrion Terry (933 receiving yards, seven receiving touchdowns this season), Cam Akers (1,144 rush yards, 14 rush TDs, four receiving TDs) and Tre’Shaun Harrison (289 receiving yards, two TDs) have each played key roles recently.
In the home locker room, Jayden Daniels has connected on 171-of-278 passes for 2,340 yards, 14 TDs and two INTs. Daniels’ ANY/A stands at 7.81 for the season and 9.68 over his last two games.
As a trio, Eno Benjamin, Brandon Aiyuk and Frank Darby have collectively accounted for 709 total yards and five touchdowns over the last two games.
Florida State Seminoles at Arizona State Sun Devils NCAA Pick
SU Winner: Arizona State, ATS Winner: Arizona State, O/U: Over
- The Arizona State offense has lost eight fumbles this season while Florida State has lost six.
- The Florida State defense has 29 sacks on the year while Arizona State has just 22.
- As a team, Florida State has rushed for 5.1 yards per attempt across its last three outings and 4.8 over its last two.
- Arizona State has averaged 3.6 yards per carry over its last three contests and 3.8 over its last two.