Washington Huskies vs Arizona State Sun Devils Football Sports Odds and NCAAF Predictions


Washington Huskies
Washington Huskies
6-0 (3-0 V)
10:45 pm ET, Saturday, October 14, 2017
Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona
Arizona State Sun Devils
Arizona State Sun Devils
2-3 (2-1 H)
ESPN. LINE: Washington -17.5
 
Washington Huskies vs Arizona State Sun Devils Football Sports Odds and NCAAF Predictions

ESPN's snarky cupcake graphic mocking Washington's early schedule did not get in the way of the poll voters this week, when the No. 5 Huskies used another victory to take another step in their gradual ascent in the rankings.

All a team can do is beat the teams it plays, and Washington has done all it can toward securing its second straight appearance in the four-team College Football Playoff before the selection committee's initial poll -- the only one that really matters -- comes out on Halloween.

The Huskies (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) will attempt to keep rolling in their third Pac-12 road game in four weeks against Arizona State (2-3, 1-1) at Sun Devil Stadium at 10:45 p.m. ET.

It will be Washington's second straight late start on an ESPN telecast -- and a fact that drew Washington coach Chris Petersen into a dispute with the network last week over late Pac-12 start times.

"I'm not really a political guy," Petersen said. "I just try to be honest. There are certain times you do stand up for certain things, and then you move on. What I need to do is move on and concentrate on Arizona State. That's the most important thing for us."

Washington is led by junior quarterback Jake Browning, junior running back Myles Gaskin and a defense that is ranked No. 2 nationally in yards allowed (228.8 yards per game). The Huskies are third in the country in rushing defense and have held each of their conference opponents to one touchdown apiece.

Browning, the 2016 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, has completed 122 of 173 passes for 1,466 yards with 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. Gaskin has rushed for 559 yards and eight touchdowns, and he set a career high with 202 yards rushing on 24 carries in a 37-10 victory at Colorado on Sept. 23.

Washington is averaging 43 points a game, tied with Alabama and Oregon for 10th in the FBS. The Huskies are averaging 432.2 yards of offense. Freshman tight end Hunter Bryant had a breakout game last week against Cal with nine receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown.

"You've got to stop the run," Arizona State coach Todd Graham said. "Gaskin is a really good back. (Lavon) Coleman is a really good back as well. They're going to run the ball. I think where they've really matured is on the offensive line. Their offensive line is very good, very physical."

On the other side of the ball, California's only touchdown in a 38-7 loss at Seattle last week was on a fumble recovery by the defense. Washington limited the Bears to nine first downs and 93 yards of offense. The Huskies have a plus-7 turnover margin, with 13 takeaways, and have scored two touchdowns on interception returns.

"Each week we've kind of grown in certain areas," Petersen said. "That's kind of what it's all about. There are certain things we come out of every game where we're like, 'That just didn't feel like or look right, and how we get better from that?' Each week I think the kids have really responded."

With junior quarterback Manny Wilkins leading the way, Arizona State can move the ball. The Sun Devils are averaging almost 427 yards a game. Wilkins has thrown for 1,452 yards -- just 14 fewer than Browning -- and has eight touchdowns and two interceptions.

At the same time, Arizona State has given up an average of 484.2 yards a game, ranked No. 118 among the 129 FBS teams.

The Sun Devils had a bye last week after a 34-24 loss at Stanford on Sept. 30 in which the Cardinal had 504 yards in total offense. Stanford halfback Bryce Love rushed for a school-record 301 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries. Wilkins was sacked three times and threw his first two interceptions of the season.

Arizona State senior halfback Demario Richard rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns at Stanford, and the Sun Devils had a season-high 214 yards. Richard also had 57 receiving yards to reach 3,019 career all-purpose yards.

ASU can be dangerous at home. The Huskies' 44-10 victory in Seattle last November ended the Sun Devils' 10-game series winning streak, and Arizona State has won six straight in the series at Sun Devil Stadium, dating to 2001.

Arizona State beat then-No. 24 Oregon at home on Sept. 23, and it can gain motivation from the fact that the Pac-12 South is wide open. Each of the six teams has at least one loss.

"They are obviously the team to beat in our league," Graham said of Washington. "Very good personnel. Defense, seems like those guys have been playing together for three, four years. They are very, very good at what they do."

VDB Free Betting Prediction:  Washington 52, Arizona State 21

 

 

Washington Huskies vs Arizona State Sun Devils VDB Sport Betting Odds and Matchup Report

Washington Huskies vs Arizona State Sun Devils VDB Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Washington Huskies -18 (-110) - 57 (-110)o
Arizona State Sun Devils +18 (-110) - 57 (-110)u

Team Records

Washington Huskies

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 6-0 3-0 3-0 4-2 2-1 2-1 43.00 10.17 32.83
vs Conf 3-0 1-0 2-0 3-0 1-0 2-0 39.00 8.00 31.00
Last 3 3-0 1-0 2-0 3-0 1-0 2-0 39.00 8.00 31.00

Arizona State Sun Devils

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 2-3 2-1 0-2 2-2-1 1-2 1-0-1 32.60 36.40 -3.80
vs Conf 1-1 1-0 0-1 2-0 1-0 1-0 30.50 34.50 -4.00
Last 3 1-2 1-0 0-2 2-0-1 1-0 1-0-1 35.33 40.33 -5.00


Betting Odds Trends

Washington Huskies
Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Washington is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Arizona State
Washington is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing Arizona State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Arizona State
Washington is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona State
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona State
Arizona State Sun Devils
Arizona State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Arizona State is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona State's last 5 games
Arizona State is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games at home
Arizona State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Arizona State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona State's last 6 games when playing Washington
Arizona State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Arizona State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Injuries

Washington

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Chico McClatcher WR out for season - Ankle - 9/25/17 McClatcher is likely to miss the remainder of the season due to a broken ankle.
Byron Murphy DB Late Nov - Foot - 9/23/17 Murphy is expected to need six-to-eight weeks to recover from a broken foot.
DJ Beavers LB Out indefinitely - Foot - 8/29/17 Beavers has a foot injury and it is unknown as to how long he will be out.
David Ajamu TE out for season - Leg - 8/28/17 Ajamu sustained a season-ending broken leg.

Arizona State

Player   Status/Updated Notes
John Humphrey WR Prob Sat - Knee - 10/9/17 Humphrey has missed the last three games with a knee injury but is expected to return for Saturday's game against Washington.
Koron Crump LB Out indefinitely - Knee - 9/21/17 Crump has a knee injury and will likely need an extended absence to recuperate.
Brady White QB Out indefinitely - Foot - 8/16/17 White is recuperating from a broken right foot and is in danger of missing the entire season.
Jack Smith WR out for season - Back - 8/14/17 Smith has a back injury and is expected to sit out the entire 2017 season.

Recent Meetings

  Yard Margins
Date Away Home H Line ATS Tot Rus Pas
11/19/16 ASU 18 WASH 44 -27/62.5 L/U -294 -186 -108
11/14/15 WASH 17 ASU 27 -2.5/51 W/U -150 2 -152
10/25/14 ASU 24 WASH 10 3/60 L/U -5 -46 41
10/19/13 WASH 24 ASU 53 -3.5/68 W/O 373 319 54
10/9/10 ASU 24 WASH 14 -1/59 L/U 48 -31 79
10/17/09 WASH 17 ASU 24 -6.5/47 W/U 86 70 16
11/8/08 ASU 39 WASH 19 13/48 L/O 121 130 -9
10/13/07 WASH 20 ASU 44 -11/56 W/O 235 150 85
10/28/06 ASU 26 WASH 23 1.5/49 L/P 86 64 22
10/29/05 WASH 20 ASU 44 -14/60 W/O 80 -136 216

Washington Last 10

  Yard Margins
Date vs Score Line ATS Tot Rus Pas
10/7/17 CAL W 38-7 -28.5/55.5 W/U 284 202 82
9/30/17 @ ORST W 42-7 -27/59 W/U 325 106 219
9/23/17 @ COLO W 37-10 -11/54.5 W/U 92 123 -31
9/16/17 FRES W 48-16 -34.5/56 L/O 107 -27 134
9/9/17 MONT W 63-7 -39/60 W/O 343 182 161
9/1/17 @ RUTG W 30-14 -28/54.5 L/U 59 -47 106
12/31/16 @ ALA L 7-24 12.5/50.5 L/U -132 -225 93
12/2/16 COLO W 41-10 -8.5/55.5 W/U 220 183 37
11/25/16 @ WSU W 45-17 -6/62 W/P 176 103 73
11/19/16 ASU W 44-18 -27/62.5 L/U 294 186 108

Arizona State Last 10

  Yard Margins
Date vs Score Line ATS Tot Rus Pas
9/30/17 @ STAN L 24-34 17/60.5 W/U -92 -114 22
9/23/17 ORE W 37-35 14.5/75 W/U 88 22 66
9/16/17 @ TTU L 45-52 6.5/74 L/O -121 96 -217
9/9/17 SDSU L 20-30 -3/53.5 L/U -10 -235 225
8/31/17 NMSU W 37-31 -26.5/69 L/U -149 -72 -77
11/25/16 @ ARIZ L 35-56 -1/65 L/O -96 -391 295
11/19/16 @ WASH L 18-44 27/62.5 W/U -294 -186 -108
11/10/16 UTAH L 26-49 4/56 L/O -101 -160 59
10/29/16 @ ORE L 35-54 10/72.5 L/O -266 -106 -160
10/22/16 WSU L 32-37 7.5/65 W/O -76 155 -231