Week 12 College Football Free Picks: Arizona State At Washington

Posted by Henry Watkins on Thursday,November 17, 2016 11:37, EDT in

What a difference a week makes in the world of college football. It was beginning to look as though we have a top 4 that was close to untouchable, but over the course of a single Saturday afternoon, 3 of the top 4 teams went down to unimaginable losses. Two of the 4 – Clemson and Michigan – maintained their playoff spots, at least for now, but the Washington Huskies fell to #6. Funnily enough, many people looked at the schedule for Washington for the remainder of the season, and they pointed at the USC game as the one were things might go wrong. That is indeed what happened, and now the Huskies must win their final two games just to win the PAC-12 North, never mind get back into the playoff picture. This game versus the Arizona State Sun Devils looks simple enough on paper, but you must wonder about the mindset of this team after their world was turned upside down last week. The Huskies are coming into this one as a 27-point online betting favorite.

A Closer Look At The Week 12 College Football Free Picks: Arizona State Sun Devils At Washington Huskies

When: Sunday, November 13 at 7:30 PM EST
Where: Husky Stadium, Seattle
TV: FOX
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
NCAAF Odds: TBA

 

 

Why bet on the Arizona State Sun Devils

The measure of how far the Arizona State Sun Devils have fallen this year can be seen by looking at more than just their current 5-5 record. They have won 10-straight meetings versus the Huskies, but have gone from being a 2.5-point favorite in their match-up last year to a 27-point dog in this one. It has been a spectacular fall from grace for Arizona State, and with 4-straight losses behind them, they are probably now just waiting for this season to be over. While the Sun Devils have managed to go 5-5 ATS this season, they are 0-4 ATS on the road, although they do can put points on the board and keep things close for a while.

Why bet on the Washington Huskies

The big question that everyone has for the Huskies coming into this game is how they are going to rebound after a tough loss. They need to get it out of their system quickly, as there is still the business of the game against Washington State next week, which is one that will likely decide the division winner. The Huskies didn’t have any joy through the air or on the ground last week, but I don’t see that being an issue against a Sun Devils defense that has been leaking points all season long, and which is very susceptible to the deep ball. The Huskies are also 5-5 ATS, and have failed to cover in 3 of their last 4 outings.

 

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I think that the Huskies will bounce back this weekend, finally bringing that 10-game losing skid to the Sun Devils to a halt. What I am not so sure about is their ability to cover the 27 points. I like them to win, but not that big.

Arizona State Sun Devils 20 Washington State Huskies 42