At the onset of his hiring at Arizona State Herm Edwards was derided and scoffed at. The “experts” said the hiring was ridiculous. Why would ASU hire a man in his 60’s that had been out of coaching for a decade? Further, Edwards college experience was limited to being a minor assistant decades before his return. Yet Edwards had the last and biggest laugh. Arizona State was a top NCAA football betting surprise. While not a championship season, the Sun Devils bowled and have something to build on. By contrast, woeful Kent State has one bowl since 1962.
Kent State Golden Flashes Vs. Arizona State Sun Devils
|Date and Time:||Thursday, August 29, 2019, 10 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona|
|Golden Flashes vs. Sun Devils TV Coverage:||Pac 12 Network|
Kent State vs. Arizona State Overview
Last year Arizona State’s NCAA football betting record was 7-6 both straight up and vs. the odds. ASU was 6-7 under the total. National metrics had the Sun Devils ranked 59th for scoring offense and 53rd for points allowed. On the whole Kent State maintained its losing tradition in 2018. To show, the Golden Flashes were 2-10 straight up but 7-5 against the spread. Kent State was 5-7 under the total. They ranked 105th for scoring offense and 116th for points allowed.
Sean Lewis Enters Coaching Graveyard
Accordingly, second-year head coach Sean Lewis got a sports betting reality check at Kent State. Lewis now fully understands what he got himself into after the 2018 debacle. Only Darrell Hazell’s 2012 team that went 11-3 has posted a winning season at Kent State since 2001. In fact, since that 2012 campaign, the Golden Flashes best win total was four in 2013. Can anyone say coaching graveyard?
Sparky Sticks His Fork In ‘Em
At the beginning of any NCAA football betting conversation regarding Arizona State is running back Eno Benjamin. Last year Benjamin ran for 1642 yards, 5.5 yards per carry and 16 touchdowns. That set an ASU record for rushing yards in a single season. Of major concern is whether Dillon Sterling-Cole or Jayden Daniels will take over at quarterback. Extending ASU potential is receiver Brandon Aiyuk, who averaged 14.4 yards per catch in 2018. Additional firepower comes from Frank Darby and is 20 yards per catch last season. And Kyle Williams adds over 100 career catches for the Sun Devils.
Kent State vs. Arizona State ATS Stats
The Golden Flashes are:
3-6 ATS as road dogs
3-4 under the total as away dogs
3-5 as away dogs of 10 or more points
2-4 under the total as road dogs of 10 or more points
The Sun Devils are:
7-3 ATS as home chalks
4-2 over the total as home favorites
4-2 ATS as home favorites of 10 points or more
3-5 under the total as favorites of 10 points or more
NCAA Football Betting Picks
Of course, Arizona State is laying a ton of points. Concurrently they should have enough offense to get the cash against a woeful Kent State program.
NCAA Football Betting Pick: Arizona State Sun Devils
NCAA Football Betting Score Prediction: Arizona State 45, Kent State 17
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