Game Preview - Sun Devils underdogs vs Beavers at Oregon State
Arizona State Sun Devils vs Oregon State Beavers Odds
The Oregon State Beavers, coming off their first loss of this season, try to get back to their winning ways when they host the Arizona State Sun Devils Saturday night (10:30 pm ET).
Oregon State, now a game out of first place in the Pac-12's North Division, was an early five-point favorite over ASU, which sits in a tie for second in the South Division.
Betting Line: The Beavers were listed as 3.5-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Beavers - Sun Devils odds would favor the Sun Devils if the lines were set according to power ranks. Oregon State is rated No. 18 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Sun Devils sit at No. 7. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 42-33 win for the Sun Devils.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oregon State's No. 85-ranked offense, averaging 24.9 PPG, against a Sun Devils defense that ranks No. 32 this week at 21.6 PPG. The Beavers aerial game is averaging 311.7 yards per game, more than the Sun Devils secondary allows through the air, 148.4 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Sun Devils feature the league's No. 22-rated road run defense, allowing 120 yards per game. Oregon State, meanwhile, ranks No. 122 in rushing offense at home.
Arizona State was a 45-43 loser in their most recent outing at home against UCLA. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (88) made winners of OVER bettors. Taylor Kelly's 315-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as UCLA earned a 45-43 win over Arizona State on Saturday at Sun Devil Stadium.
Oregon State was a 20-17 loser in its last match on the road against Washington. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 37 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Last time out, Oregon State could not slow down WinningWR, who managed 123 receiving yards in the Huskies 20-17 victory over the Beavers Saturday.
Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Oregon State Beavers Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Sun Devils at Beavers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oregon State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona State's last 7 games when playing Oregon State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona State's last 7 games on the road
Arizona State is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Oregon State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oregon State's last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona State
Oregon State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oregon State's last 7 games when playing Arizona State
Oregon State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
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