When the bells ring midnight and the calendar rolls over into 2020, we all roll over into the New Year and hope that it is better than the last. For all but one team in college football, those hopes will be the same. We will find out who the National Champions will be soon enough, but before we can get to the big game, there are still a few teams who need to bring their year to a close, successfully or otherwise.
The bowl games are always a bit of an iffy proposition for bettors, mostly because it’s tough to now which teams are going to come ready to play and which will be doing nothing more than going through the motions. It only takes a couple of players on any given team to come in with the wrong attitude for a game to go south rather quickly. We will soon find out what state of mind the Florida State Seminoles and Arizona State Sun Devils are in when they hook up in the Sun Bowl on New Year’s Eve. The Sun Devils are in as a 4-point favorite, with the point total set at 54.
Florida State vs Arizona State 2019 Sun Bowl Spread & Analysis
- When: Tuesday, December 31 at 2 PM EST
- Where: Sun Bowl, El Paso
- TV: CBS
- Live Stream: CBS Sports Live
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Sun Bowl Spread: Arizona State -4 (Total 54)
Why bet on the Florida State Seminoles?The Florida State Seminoles fall under the category of sleeping giant right now, but they also look like a team that is not anywhere close to returning to former glories anytime soon. They made it into a bowl game this year by the skin of their teeth, closing out the regular season with a 6-6 record, which was just enough to get them in.
They needed to put in some work in the final weeks of the season to get to this point, winning 3 out of 4 before dropping the final game of the season to the Florida Gators. One the bright side, the Seminoles have won 8 of their last 9 games played in the month of December, although they are just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 overall and are a poor 2-11 SU in the last 13 games they started as an underdog.
- Points per Game: 29.08
- Passing Yards: 269.42
- Rushing Yards: 133.75
- Yards per Play: 5.84
- Points per Game: 28.50
- Passing Yards: 283.50
- Rushing Yards: 152.50
- Yards per Play: 5.37
Why bet on the Arizona State Sun Devils?The Arizona State Sun devils had themselves a bit of a rollercoaster season, with things going off the rails pretty hard once they got into the meat of PAC 12 Conference play. They were one a 4-game losing skid heading into the final couple of weeks of the season, but they came up with a strong finish to close out the year at 7-5.
They stunned the Oregon Ducks in the penultimate game of the season and then followed that up with a 24-14 win over their in-state rivals, the Arizona Cardinals. On the downside, the win over Oregon was the only time that the Sun Devils covered the spread in their final 6 games. They are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings with a team from the ACC, but they are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games as a favorite.
- Points per Game: 25.17
- Passing Yards: 253.33
- Rushing Yards: 126.25
- Yards per Play: 5.86
- Points per Game: 23.08
- Passing Yards: 270.08
- Rushing Yards: 117.00
- Yards per Play: 5.48
Florida State vs Arizona State 2019 Sun Devil Bowl Betting Trends
- Seminoles are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games played in December
- Seminoles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Tuesday
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida State’s last 9 games
- Sun Devils are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games when playing as the favorite
- Sun Devils are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona State’s last 5 games
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Florida State vs Arizona StateThe Arizona State Sun Devils are going to be missing a couple of key offensive players for this one and will be against a Seminoles team that is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 bowl appearances. Look for the Seminoles to play hard and spring the surprise.
Score: Arizona State Sun Devils 23 – Florida State Seminoles 28