Can Arizona State Upset Washington in the NCAAF Week 7 Odds?

Can Arizona State Upset Washington in the NCAAF Week 7 Odds?

Written by on October 12, 2017

There’s no denying, the Arizona State Sun Devils are going to have their hands full when they host the fourth-ranked Washington Huskies in their Pac-12 pairing on Saturday. After reaching the four-team College Football Playoff a year ago, Washington is undefeated coming into this contest and simply hasn’t shown many flaws this season, if any, which explains why they are huge NCAAF Week 7 odds favorites.If you want to know whether the Sun Devils can pull off the outright win or simply cover the college football betting line as two-touchdown-plus home underdogs, then let’s get to my expert Week 7 pick in this intriguing matchup.

Huskies (6-0) vs. Sun Devils (2-3) NCAAF Week 7 Odds & Game Preview

  • When: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 12:00 PM ET
  • Where: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: 97.7 FM (Washington) / 98.7 FM (Arizona State)
  • Live Stream: PAC-12 Network
  • NCAAF Week 7 Odds: Arizona State +17 (Over/Under at 56.5)

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 25°C/77°F
  • Humidity: 17%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 2%
  • Wind: 3 mph NNW
  • Stadium Type: Open

College Football Week 7 ATS Betting Analysis & Expert Picks

Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Arizona State leads 9-1
  • Score: Washington 28.80 / Arizona State 32.30
  • Rush Yards: Washington 127 / Arizona State 159.10
  • Pass Attempts: Washington 36.90 / Arizona State 32.30
  • Completion Percentage: Washington 49.59 / Arizona State 65.33
  • Passing Yards: Washington 228.90 / Arizona State 253.30
  • Total Yards: Washington 355.9 / Arizona State 412.4
  • Turnovers: Washington 2.50 / Arizona State 0.90

Why Bet the Arizona State Sun Devils NCAAF Week 7 Odds at +17?

The Sun Devils are well-rested after getting a bye last weekend following their hard-fought 34-24 loss at Stanford on Sept. 30. Arizona State dual-threat quarterback Manny Wilkins struggled in that contest by completing 15 of 24 passes for modest 181 yards with no touchdowns and two costly interceptions while getting sacked three times. Not only that, but the Sun Devils’ defense got completely torched by gifted Stanford running back Bryce Love who rushed for a school-record 301yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries.Arizona State senior running back Demario Richard rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries, but it wasn’t enough as the Sun Devils allowed the Cardinal to roll up 501 yards of total offense. While Arizona State averages a healthy 32.6 points per game (49th) the Sun Devils also allow a whopping 36.4 points per game defensively as they attempt to stop a high-powered Washington offense that can put points on the board in a hurry.“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.”

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 32.60
  • Total Yards: 426.8
  • Rush Yards: 129.40
  • Passing Yards: 297.40
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 36.40
  • Total Yards: 483.6
  • Rush Yards: 190
  • Passing Yards: 293.60

Why Bet the Washington Huskies NCAAF Week 7 Odds at -17?

Washington is absolutely loaded on both sides of the ball smacked Cal senseless in their 38-7 Week 6 win on Saturday. Junior quarterback Jake Browning completed 27 of 40 passes for 215 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions while junior running back Myles Gaskin rushed 24 times for 91 yards and two scores. Washington is averaging a stellar 43.0 points a game (12th) while limiting their opponents to just 10.2 points per contest defensively to rank third nationally.The Huskies are huge NCAAF Week 7 Odds favorites.Browning, the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year last season, has passed for 1,466 yards with 14 touchdowns and three interceptions while Gaskin has rushed for 559 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for a career-high with 202 yards in the Huskies’ 37-10 Week 5 win at Colorado.“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.”

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 43
  • Total Yards: 432.34
  • Rush Yards: 170.17
  • Passing Yards: 262.17
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 10.17
  • Total Yards: 228.83
  • Rush Yards: 78.50
  • Passing Yards: 150.33

Latest NCAAF Week 7 Betting Trends

  • Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games on the road
  • 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

Expert Pick and Score Prediction

The Sun Devils are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games against a team with a winning record, but Washington has gone 5-0 ATS in their last five conference games, 4-0 ATS in their last four road games against a team with a losing home record and 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games against a team with a losing record. The Huskies may be 0-6 ATS in their last six road dates against Arizona State, but the favorite in this Pac-12 rivalry is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.In the end, Washington is the better team in all three phases and will get the win and ATS cover to take another step toward winning their second straight Pac-12 championship and duplicating their berth in the four-team College Football Playoff. Washington wins and wins big to cover the chalk MYBookie college football bettors!NCAAF Week 7 Odds Pick: Washington -17