Pac-12 Week 4 Overview: Washington Offense Primed to Ignite vs. ASU

Monday, September 17, 2018 9:53 PM UTC

Monday, Sep. 17, 2018 9:53 PM UTC

The Sun Devils' defense proved spotty in its first road game of the season, and odds suggest it will have trouble slowing No. 10 Washington this week. Let's check out a light Pac-12 Week 4 schedule. 

<h2 style="text-align:center;"><a href="" title="Game Odds">Pac-12 Spotlight: Arizona State at No. 10 Washington (-17.5)</a></h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)</h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">Free NCAAF Pick: Washington -17.5</h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">Best Line Offered: <a href=";book=Pinnacle" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Pinnacle</a></h2><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3448637, "sportsbooksIds":[238,19,1096,1275,274], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>Washington (2-1 SU, 1-2 ATS) has yet reach its projected team total all season, <a href="" title="Live NCAAF Odds">coming up short an average 5.9 points per game</a>. The offense is generating 460.6 yards and 27.3 points per game. The program posted 47.0 points per tilt through its first three contests in 2017.</p><p>Historically, this is a spot head coach Chris Petersen’s squad lights up the scoreboard. Laying more than a field goal at Husky Stadium to Pac-12 rivals, Washington averages 38.9 points per game. Petersen is 11-1 SU and 8-3-1 ATS, covering a -15.4 average line by 9.3 points per game.</p><p>Arizona State (2-1 SU, 2-1 ATS) fell out of the AP Top 25 Poll following a 28-21 loss at San Diego State. The defense played inefficient in its first road test of the season, yielding 5.4 yards per play. The visitors struggled to get the Aztecs off the field, controlling just 23:55 minutes of possession.</p><p>This has proven a chronic problem for the Sun Devils unit, and one likely to rear its head Saturday night. Since the formation of the Pac-12, Arizona State yields 36.7 points per game in 10 road tests to ranked conference foes. The home team has scored 33 points or more in every game. The last effort in this situation was at Washington in Week 12 of the 2016 season. The Huskies rolled 44-18 as 26-point chalk. <a href="" title="Free NCAAF Picks">Look for a similar score line this time around</a>. Lay the points.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"und\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;🆙☔️🏈&lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#PurpleReign&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Washington Football (@UW_Football) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;September 16, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><h2>Around the Pac 12 (All Games Saturday Unless Noted)</h2><p><strong><a href="" title="Game Odds">Washington State at USC (-4.5)</a>, Friday, 10:30 p.m. ET, on ESPN:</strong> Washington State (3-0 SU, 2-1 ATS) is a trendy against-the-spread bet in its matchup at USC (1-2 SU, 0-3 ATS) with 64 percent of early action backing the Cougars. Careful here. Since 2016, home favorites in Pac-12 matchups are 55-8 SU and 39-21-3 ATS (65.0 percent) overall.</p><p><strong><a href="" title="Game Odds">Arizona (-6.5) at Oregon State</a>, 4 p.m. ET, on PAC12:</strong> Oregon State (1-2 SU, 2-1 ATS), despite owning just 11 winning seasons in the last 20 years, has dominated its series against Arizona (1-2 SU, 2-1 ATS) in this span. The Beavers are 13-4 SU and 13-3-1 ATS overall. In 12 contests kicking off with a single-digit line, they have won and covered the number (-0.8 avg.) in all but one.</p><p><strong><a href="" title="Game Odds">No. 7 Stanford (-1) at No. 20 Oregon</a>, 8 p.m. ET, on ABC:</strong> In the modern era (1980 and up), Oregon (3-0 SU, 1-1-1 ATS) is 5-2 SU and ATS with a line in-between 4 points. The Ducks average 31.7 points per game to 23.4 for Stanford (3-0 SU, 2-1 ATS). The Cardinal will need more. Pac-12 away favorites are 7-7 SU and 4-10 ATS when scoring less than five touchdowns as road chalk since the start of last season.</p>
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