Arizona State vs Washington Prediction - College Football Picks 10/21/23
Washington Huskies (6-0) vs Arizona State Sun Devils (1-5)
Game Info: Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 10:30 pm (Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium)
Betting Odds: Washington Huskies -27.5 -- Over/Under: 59.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Arizona State Sun Devils will play the Washington Huskies in a PAC-12 game on Saturday night at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. Arizona State has lost five games in a row, while Washington comes into this matchup undefeated.
Arizona State Preview
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 1-5 (0-3) this season after they lost to Colorado by a score of 27-24 in their last game. Arizona State led 17-14 at the half and tied the game at 24 with under a minute left, but let Colorado march down the field and kick the game winning field goal. The Sun Devils out gained Colorado by a total of 392-295 and went 6-17 on third downs in the loss. Arizona State opened the season with a win against Southern Utah, but has lost all five games since. The Arizona State offense is scoring 18.7 points per game with 258.5 passing yards per game and 83.7 rushing yards per game, while going 33.7% on third downs. Trenton Bourguet has thrown for 726 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions for the Sun Devils this year. Cameron Skattebo has rushed for 367 yards and five scores, while Elijhah Badger has caught 33 passes for 422 yards and two touchdowns. The ASU defense is allowing 28.3 points against per game this season.
The Washington Huskies are 6-0 (3-0) this season after they defeated Oregon by a score of 36-33 last week. Washington led 22-18 at the half, but they trailed 33-29 late in the fourth quarter, before they scored with just about 90 seconds left for the win. The Huskies were out gained by a total of 541-415 and allowed Oregon to go 10-16 on third down. Washington was able to hang on for the win against Oregon, but they really benefitted from poor coaching decisions by the Ducks. The Washington offense is averaging 44.3 points per game with 424.7 passing yards per game and 119 rushing yards per game, while going 47.5% on third downs. Michael Penix Jr. has thrown for 2,301 yards, 20 touchdowns, and three interceptions for the Huskies this year. Dillon Johnson has rushed for 340 yards and five scores, while Rome Odunze has caught 40 passes for 736 yards and six touchdowns. The Washington defense is giving up 20.8 points against per game this year.
Washington Huskies Team Facts
- Washington has won each of its last 11 games at Husky Stadium.
- Washington has failed to cover the spread in 11 of its last 12 October games as a favorite.
- Washington has won the first quarter in each of its last three games against conference opponents.
- Washington has won the first half in eight of its last nine games against conference opponents.
- Nine of Washington's last 10 games against non-AP-ranked teams at Husky Stadium have gone OVER the total points line.
Arizona State Sun Devils Team Facts
- Arizona State has lost each of its last 10 games as an underdog.
- Arizona State has covered the spread in six of its last seven games against top-10 AP-ranked teams.
- Each of Arizona State's last four games against top-10 AP-ranked teams have gone OVER the total points line.
Washington comes into this game off of a very thrilling win over Oregon, but this is definitely a tough spot for them to get up to play a team like Arizona State. ASU hasn’t defeated a FBS team yet this season, but they played USC, Cal, and Colorado tough. The Huskies do have the best passing attack in the country, but they do allow a good amount of passing yards on defense. I think Washington might come out a little slow in this game and I like Arizona State to keep it relatively close. Take the Sun Devils here.