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Arizona vs Arizona State NCAA Football Betting Lines Preview: Take Sun Devils To Scare Wildcats

Don’t look now but Vegas college football odds are also starting to buy more and more into the idea of the Arizona Wildcats wanting to pop off in the last stretch of the season.

As Arizona gets ready to square off in Tempe against instate rivals, the Arizona State Sun Devils, all eyes will be set on if the Wildcats can pull off one more win, Bowl aspirations and hopes of making it to its conference title game are in the balance.

Arizona vs Arizona State NCAA Football Betting Lines Preview: Take Sun Devils To Scare Wildcats
Arizona vs Arizona State NCAA Football Betting Lines Preview: Take Sun Devils To Scare Wildcats

In Saturday’s battle for Arizona, who will end up taking the edge?

Arizona Doesn’t Want Magical Season To Finish

Coming into this rivalry game riding on a five-game winning streak that saw the team beat the likes of Washington State, Oregon State, UCLA, Colorado and Utah, how can college football betting fans not want Arizona to finish out the season with a chance for a spot in the Pac-12 title game?

Yes, it’s not only going to take a Wildcats win on the road, it will also take Oregon losing against Oregon State. But hey, until all games are finished, everything is possible.

After sophomore QB Noah Fifita took control of the offense, Arizona started going through what could easily be taken as one of the best turnarounds of the season. But it is not just offensively Arizona has managed to thrive, defensively the team has also shown it has all the tools to keep any opposing offense under siege.

As an added bonus, if Arizona needed any clues or inspiration on how to beat AZ State in its home stadium, looking back at last week’s visit from Oregon, where Heisman Trophy odds candidate Bo Nix went off for 463 passing yards could easily do the trick.

As the chances to move to 9-3 stare Arizona in the face, as well as the opportunity to squeeze its way into the Pac-12 championship bout, if Oregon loses of course, if you’re a betting fan, bet on Arizona not losing Saturday.

Arizona vs Arizona State Betting Lines

Arizona State ATS? It’s Great Idea If You Think About It

While I’m all for rooting for Arizona to continue with its fairy-tale kind of season for at least one more week, that doesn’t mean that in this rivalry game the Wildcats will cruise.

As a matter of fact, I’m more inclined to think Arizona State, the college football betting odds underdogs at +10½ points here, will be more than poised to try and spoil Arizona’s plans, even if at the end of it all it doesn’t mean anything other than just messing with its rival.

As both teams have shown this season, playing fast and explosive football is not necessarily their thing. Instead, trying to gain control of the ball and keeping the tempo as slow as possible has become a key in their functioning.

Taking Arizona here to cover would be as easy a pick as ever, if it wasn’t for the fact that with so much on the line for the Wildcats, mistakes could happen which could then lead to AZ State giving them a run for the game. Instead, taking AZ State against the spread seems to offer much more value for online betting fans.

Offensively, don’t expect an immense showing from Arizona State, let’s make that crystal clear. But on defense though, pick AZ State ATS and trust the Sun Devils will play their best game of the season to close out the year, even in a losing effort.

College Football Pick: Arizona State +10½ (-110)

Stay with the Under in this Rivalry Bout

For Arizona State. the Sun Devils are about to enter a one-game season when they play host to Arizona. Even with Arizona State having a season that feels best to forget than anything else, college football betting fans could be in for their best performance, at least defensively this weekend.

Even if Arizona State allowed over 45 points against teams like Utah and Oregon in the past weeks, I’m still more sold on the idea of the Sun Devils doing their best to become a defensive nightmare against Arizona.

I’ll go as far as to say Arizona State will look to keep the Wildcats away from the ball as offensively as possible, slowing the game as I previously said, and keeping its opponent from running up the scoreboard.

So, just as I recommended to take Arizona ATS here, also roll with the under in the total here as the Sun Devils make it a point to keep the score low.

College Football Pick: Under 49½ (-110)

 

 

Arizona vs Arizona State Game Information

  • Game: Arizona Wildcats (8-3) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (3-8)
  • Location: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona
  • Day/Time: Saturday, November 25, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Arizona vs Arizona State Live Stream: ESPN

 

Questions Of The Day

Which team's kicker is more likely to make over or under 2 field goals in the game?


Arizona kicker Tyler Loop, one of the best kickers in the Pac-12 Conference, is the most likely to make over 2 field goals in Saturday’s game against Arizona State.

Which team holds the strongest odds of exceeding the 2.5 interception threshold?


While Arizona is the clear favorite in this game, defensively Arizona State holds the strongest online betting odds of exceeding the 2.5 INT threshold.

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