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Missouri vs Arizona State Pick

Arizona State Sun Devils boast a talented defense which will be tested by Missouri and its young QB James Franklin on Friday.

They are favored by as much as 8 points in NCAA football wagering, and were bot really tested by tiny Cal-Davis in their opener last week at Sun Devil Stadium.

Missouri is ranked 21st in the AP poll, but while you do not see ASU on the list, they were just outside the Top 25 and are favored to handle the Tigers. Oddsmakers clearly believe in their defense and their home-field advantage.

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Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Sun Devils in this one will find them as 6.5-point favorites , while the total sits at 52.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Sun Devils, currently No. 23 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Tigers, who rate No. 84 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 55-32 victory for the Sun Devils.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits the Arizona State's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 48 PPG, against a Tigers defensive that ranks No. 10 this week at 6 PPG. The Sun Devils aerial game is averaging 300 yards per game, more than the Tigers secondary allows through the air, 194 YPG per game.

Missouri was a 17-6 winner in their most recent outing at home against Miami (Ohio). They failed to cover the 21–point spread as favorites, while the total score (23) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Arizona State won its last outing, a 48-14 result against UC Davis on September 1. Arizona State failed to cover in that game as a 37-point favorite, while the 62 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Missouri Tigers Trends:
When playing in September are 10-0
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 6-4


A few Tigers at Sun Devils trends to consider:
Missouri is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Missouri's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Missouri's last 7 games
Missouri is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona State's last 5 games
Arizona State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Arizona State is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Arizona State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Missouri home to Western Illinois, Saturday, September 17
Arizona State at Illinois, Saturday, September 17

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