LINE: Arizona State -1.5, o/u: 59.5
ATS PICK: Arizona State
– Bet on this, BetMGM latest line
The number is just too spicy not to take a bite.
The Pac-12 is gonna Pac-12, and no one knows the more than an Arizona State team that somehow didn’t show up at home against Colorado, and went on the road and was brilliant against Cal. Now it’s back at home with a Washington State team that has yet to do anything of note against anyone of note.
The Mike Leach-described “fat, dumb, entitled” Cougars have had two weeks to sit and stew on that – along with a two-game losing streak – but they’re not fat, they’re not dumb, and okay, maybe they might be a little entitled – at least if the head coach says so.
They also just might not be very good.
At the 1.5 number, all you’re realistically asking is for the terrific Arizona State defense to slow down the Wazzu machine and get a win.
The Sun Devils can and should be able to pound away with a rested Eno Benjamin – ASU has had two weeks off – and the defense that’s been able to hold everyone but Colorado to 17 points or fewer isn’t going to get roasted at home.
There’s one other key element to this … the elements.
It’s supposed to be a cool and lovely 59-degrees in Pullman, Washington on Saturday afternoon. Perfect football weather.
The game is in Tempe. It’s going to be 90-degrees at the 12:30 am kickoff.