College Football: Week 2 MSU vs. ASU
#15 Michigan State Spartans (1-0) at Arizona State Sun Devils (1-0)
September 8, 2018- 10:45 PM ET (TV ESPN) Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ
Let’s go out to the desert for what should be an entertaining matchup under the lights as the No. 15 Michigan State Spartans will pay a visit into Tempe to clash against the upset-minded Arizona State Sun Devils in a Saturday primetime affair that has the following College Football odds;
The current public NCAAF consensus is in favor of the Spartans with a -235 moneyline.
It’s been 32 years since these two football programs last played each other but come this weekend we can expect a good one as the Spartans enter as a (-6) point favorite from our top-rated sportsbooks.
Underdogs at home to the Big Ten powerhorse, the Sun Devils (1-0) have to feel confident pulling off an upset against a Michigan State team that struggled in their home win. The Spartans edged out a 37-31 win over pesky Utah State to notch a season-opening win but know they will need to play much better… and on the road versus an ASU team that head coach Herm Edwards will have ready.
Favored by three touchdowns over the Aggies, Michigan State will be tested by the Sun Devils who will be fired-up as the Spartans will make their first ever visit into Tempe to play ASU. This game will mark just the fourth time since 1998 that Michigan State has played a Pac-12 school, losing their previous three.
Arizona State enters as a confident bunch under coach Edwards and it showed last week in their season-opener with a 49-7 thumping over UTSA. However, the Sun Devils know this is a matchup where with a win could define their season.
Playing a well-balanced game last week with the offense, Arizona State will need to find similar success against the Spartan defense, who I expect to be more prepared.
Knowing a big win will launch them into a top-25 ranking, the books have given the Sun Devils good odds in this one. For handicapping purposes for this MSU vs. ASU matchup from our best sportsbooks, MyBookie is favoring the Spartans (-6) points over Arizona State with an Over/Under of 53.0 total game points scored.
Edwards will have his team ready; favor the Sun Devils PLUS the points (+6) to cover the spread as my best betting pick for this college football game.