Washington State Cougars (4-3) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (1-6)
Washington State Cougars vs. Arizona State Sun Devils 10/28/23 – In a crucial NCAAF week 9 matchup, the Washington State Cougars, boasting a respectable 4-3 record, face off against the struggling Arizona State Sun Devils, who are lagging with a 1-6 tally. Hosted at the Mountain America Stadium, this Pac-12 contest promises to deliver some intense gridiron action. With both teams aiming to better their standing, fans and bettors alike are eagerly awaiting the face-off. Stay tuned for the latest free NCAAF predictions surrounding this clash.
The Washington State Cougars, coming into this game with momentum, have showcased their offensive prowess through key players such as running back Nakia Watson and wide receiver Kyle Williams. Both players have produced commendable stats, with Watson securing 4 touchdowns and Williams amassing 549 receiving yards this season. Their combined efforts have undoubtedly been instrumental in setting up the Cougars’ offense.
On the flip side, the Arizona State Sun Devils, despite their rocky season, have displayed sparks of brilliance, primarily through their running back Cameron Skattebo and wide receiver Elijhah Badger. Skattebo has bulldozed his way to 413 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns, while Badger has chalked up 472 receiving yards, proving to be a reliable target in the passing game.
Washington State Cougars vs. Arizona State Sun Devils 10/28/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Mountain America Stadium|
Cameron Ward QB vs. Trenton Bourguet QB
Cameron Ward of the Cougars is undeniably a quarterback on the rise. With a completion percentage of 69.9%, Ward has thrown for 2,217 yards, averaging an impressive 8.6 yards per pass attempt. His ability to find the end zone, illustrated by his 15 passing touchdowns and a passer rating of 158.6, speaks volumes about his capability. However, Ward has shown vulnerabilities, notably against defensive pressure, as evidenced by the 19 sacks he’s taken this season. Tactically, he’s displayed good decision-making skills, but his ability to handle pressure, especially in crucial situations, will be the key determinant in this fixture.
Arizona State’s Trenton Bourguet, though he’s demonstrated precision with a 62.1% completion rate, hasn’t had the same yardage impact, amassing only 922 passing yards this season. His decision-making has been somewhat questionable with just a single passing touchdown against 3 interceptions. Tactically, Bourguet tends to play it safe, and while his sack count is relatively low, his overall performance might raise questions about his ability to drive the team when they’re trailing.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Washington State Cougars -225, Total Odds: 51
The current betting odds favor the Washington State Cougars, but the 5.5 point spread suggests a relatively close contest. Considering both teams’ current form and offensive weapons, an over on the total of 51 might be worth considering, especially with the explosive players on display.
Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The betting trends for the Cougars hint at a team that has seen a mixture of results lately. Notably, the total has gone UNDER in 13 of their last 20 games. Their recent head-to-head stats against the Sun Devils are positive with a 4-1 SU in their last 5 games, but they’ve struggled on the road against Arizona State, going 1-5 ATS.
Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
Arizona State’s betting trends portray a team in a slump. With a record of 0-6 SU in their last 6 games, they need a turnaround. The total going UNDER in 6 of their last 7 games suggests low-scoring affairs, but they’ve managed to cover the spread, going 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games against Washington State.
Washington State Cougars vs. Arizona State Sun Devils 10/28/23 Betting Picks
Considering the stats and current form, the Cougars seem better positioned to claim victory, but the Sun Devils’ ATS record at home against Washington State should not be overlooked. For those seeking daily sports advice, considering Washington State to win but Arizona State to cover the spread might be a feasible bet.
Free Pick and Prediction: Washington State Cougars 27, Arizona State Sun Devils 24.