Arizona State Sun Devils vs San Diego State Aztecs Betting Odds
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Arizona State Sun Devils vs San Diego State Aztecs Betting Picks and Free Prediction
Arizona State coach Herm Edwards returns to face his alma mater on Saturday night when the No. 25 Sun Devils take on San Diego State at SDCCU Stadium. Edwards, in his first season with the Sun Devils after 10 years away from the sideline, played his senior season with the Aztecs in 1976 and helped them to a 10-1 record.
Edwards has already made his mark with Arizona State, guiding the Sun Devils back from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit in a 16-13 upset last week against No. 24 Michigan State in Tempe. That victory lifted Arizona State into the top 25, something San Diego State experienced this time last season after knocking off the Sun Devils in Tempe and then beating a ranked Stanford team in San Diego.
The defensive coordinator for the Aztecs last season was Danny Gonzales, who now occupies that role for Arizona State, likely giving the Sun Devils an edge against a San Diego State defense that returned several starters and uses the same scheme as last year. Like the Aztecs in Edwards' time, the strength lies in their secondary, led by cornerback Ron Smith, who was 10th in the FBS with 18 passes defended last season, and safety Tariq Thompson, who had five interceptions as a freshman last season.
Arizona State Sun Devils vs San Diego State Aztecs Keys Players Betting Report
Arizona State Sun Devils: Manny Wilkins will have the task of getting the ball to his receivers against San Diego State's talented secondary, and he should feel confident after passing for a career-high 380 yards in the win against Michigan State. He was solid against the Aztecs last year, but didn't have the run game to back him up in the 30-20 loss. Arizona State's top two rushers from last season did not return, but sophomore running backs Eno Benjamin and Isaiah Floyd have stepped in nicely this season.
San Diego State Aztecs: The Aztecs continue to produce NFL-quality running backs and junior Juwan Washington appears to be the newest version. He has topped 150 rushing yards in each of the first two games, joining Marshall Faulk (1992) and Rashaad Penny (2017) as the only Aztecs to accomplish that feat, and is third in the nation with 314 yards on the ground. The Sun Devils limited Michigan State to just 63 yards on 27 carries, so Washington will need to make the most of his opportunities if San Diego State hopes to improve on its 1-10-1 all-time record against Arizona State.
Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Odds Trends
|Arizona State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Arizona State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona State's last 8 games|
|Arizona State is 6-11-1 ATS in its last 18 games on the road|
|Arizona State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona State's last 6 games on the road|
|Arizona State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego State|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona State's last 5 games when playing San Diego State|
San Diego State Aztecs Betting Odds Trends
|San Diego State is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games|
|San Diego State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home|
|San Diego State is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home|
|San Diego State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona State|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego State's last 5 games when playing Arizona State|