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Where: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR
When: Saturday, November 17, 10:30 PM. ET.
The Oregon Ducks will be trying to bounce back from their loss to Utah when they face the Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday night.
Sun Devils Going For Fourth Consecutive Win
The Sun Devils managed to break out of their middle of the season slump and have now won their last three games, including a win over 15th ranked Utah. They will be trying to make it four wins in a row when they face the Ducks on Saturday night.
— Sun Devil Football (@ASUFootball) November 11, 2018
Offensively, the Sun Devils have played well this season, averaging 29.9 points per game. They’ve done a good job throwing and running the ball, which has helped keep defenses honest this year. The team is averaging 244.9 passing yards per game, which is 55th in the nation. They have done a better job running the ball, averaging 195 yards per game, which is 46th.
Manny Wilkins has completed 65.2 percent of his passes for 2,449 yards, 16 touchdowns, and four interceptions. He has also rushed for 371 yards and six touchdowns. Eno Benjamin leads the team in rushing with 1,295 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also has 212 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Defensively, the Sun Devils are giving up 23 points per game, which is 41st in the country. They haven’t been as sharp in their last three games and will need to play better to get the win over the Ducks.
Ducks Looking For Second Win In Three Games
The Ducks got off to a great start this season, winning five of their last six games. But they have struggled in recent weeks, losing three of their last four games, including a loss to Utah in their last game. They will be trying to snap out of their funk and win their final two games in hopes of getting a good bowl game.
Ducks have battled back to take the lead in Salt Lake City!
— SI College Football (@si_ncaafb) November 11, 2018
Oregon has done a great job on offense this season, averaging 36 points per game, which is 25th in the league. The team is averaging 267.6 passing yards per game, which is 33rd in the league. They have also done a great job on the ground, averaging 171.6 rushing yards per game, which is 62nd in the league.
Justin Herbert has completed 59.4 percent of his passes for 2,621 yards, 25 touchdowns, and six interceptions. CJ Verdell leads the team with 718 rushing yards and five touchdowns, while Travis Dye has 417 yards rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Oregon has also played well on the defensive end, giving up 28 points per game. However, they have struggled in recent weeks and have given up over 30 points in three of their last four games. They will need to play better than they did against the Utes if they want to beat the Sun Devils on Saturday.
- 2-5 ATS in its last 7 home games.
- 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games overall.
Arizona State is:
- 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games following an ATS loss.
- 9-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- 11-5 ATS in its last 16 conference games.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Ducks have struggled against the spread, losing five of their last seven home games and eight of their last 11 overall. The Sun Devils have played well against the spread, winning five of their last six games after an ATS loss and 11 of their last 15 conference games.
Prediction: Arizona State Sun Devils +4
Full-Game Total Pick
The total has gone over in four of Arizona State’s last five games after giving up more than 280 passing yards in their previous game and in eight of the team’s last 11 November games. The total has also gone over in eight of Oregon’s last 10 home games against teams with winning road records and in six of the last eight meetings between the two teams.
Prediction: Over 64
Full-Game Prop Bet
The Ducks are averaging 36 points per game but they will score less than 33.5 points in this game because the Sun Devils are giving up 23 points per game.
Prediction: Oregon – Total Points Under 33.5
Half-Time Side Pick
The Sun Devils will win the first half because they have played better than the Ducks. They are averaging 20.7 points per game in the first half of their last three games, while the Ducks are averaging 12 points per game. They have also played better defensively, giving up 15 points per game while the Ducks are giving up 16.3 points per game.
Prediction: Arizona State Sun Devils +2.5
Half-Time Total Bet
The Ducks and Sun Devils will go over the first half total because they are scoring 32.7 combined points in the first half and their defenses are giving up 31.3 points in the first half.
Prediction: Over 33.5
Half-Time Prop Prediction
The Ducks will score first in this game because they are averaging 10.4 points per game in the first quarter while the Sun Devils are averaging 7.8 points in the first quarter on the road.
Prediction: Team to Score First Oregon -135