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College Football Betting Preview: Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Fresno State Bulldogs

September 16, 2023


The 2-0 Fresno State Bulldogs will travel to take on the 1-1 Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday night in week 3 of the college football season. 

Fresno State is 2-0 following wins on the road against the Purdue Boilermakers by a score of 39-35 and at home against the Eastern Washington Eagles by a score of 34-31 while the Arizona State Sun Devils enter this game with a record of 1-1 following a win at home against the Southern UtahThunderbirds by a score of 24-21 and a 15-27 loss at home against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. 

Will the Fresno State Bulldogs improve to 3-0 this season or will the Sun Devils get the win at home? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.

The Fresno State Bulldogs enter this game with a record of 2-0 following a 34-31 win at home against the Eastern Washington Eagles while failing to cover the 31.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 2 of the college football season. Fresno State scored 34 points while compiling 354 total yards offensively which included 221 passing yards and 133 rushing yards while allowing 31 points and 374 total yards defensively which included 223 passing yards and 151 rushing yards. 

Mikey Keene led the team in passing, completing 20 of 37 attempts for 221 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Elijah Gilliam led the team in rushing with 20 carries for 70 yards and two touchdowns while adding a reception for four yards. Erik Brooks led the team in receiving with eight receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown.

Arizona State enters this game with a record of 1-1 following a 15-27 loss at home against the Oklahoma State Cowboys while failing to cover the 2.5-point spread as an underdog in week 2 of the college football season. The Sun Devils scored 15 points while compiling 277 total yards offensively which included 167 passing yards and 110 rushing yards while allowing 27 points and 304 total yards defensively which included 191 passing yards and 113 rushing yards. 

Jaden Rashada led the team in passing, completing 16 of 29 attempts for 167 yards with a touchdown and an interception while adding three rushing yards. Cam Skattebo led the team in rushing with 14 carries for 62 yards and a touchdown. Elijah Badger led the team in receiving, catching three of six targets for 80 yards and a touchdown.

BookMaker has the Fresno State Bulldogs listed as 3-point favorites on the road against the Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday night in week 3 of the college football season. These teams have only played one other time before this matchup which resulted in a 31-20 win for the Fresno State Bulldogs while covering the 6-point spread as a road favorite. 

Fresno State is 1-1 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS on the road, and 0-1 ATS as a favorite this season while the Arizona State Sun Devils are 0-2 ATS overall, 0-2 ATS at home, and 0-1 ATS as an underdog this season.

Fresno State has looked like the better team this season and has been the better team in the series winning the only other time these teams have played in college football. The Bulldogs have been the better team at covering the spread this season going 1-1 ATS overall while the Sun Devils are 0-2 ATS overall. I look for those trends to continue which is why I am taking the Fresno Bulldogs -3 on the road against the Arizona State Sun Devils in week 3 of the college football season on BookMaker.

Spooky Express Pick: Fresno State Bulldogs -3