The Arizona St. Sun Devils face another Pac-12 opponent on the road this week in the Washington State Cougars after last week's disappointing 29-28 loss to the UCLA Bruins. Despite the loss, the opening line places ASU as 14-point favorites over the Cougars.
ASU has struggled on the road this season, with all three losses coming away from home to Illinois, Oregon and UCLA. The Sun Devils averaged 23.0 points per contest over those three games, far below their season average of 35.0 points.
The Cougars ranked 95th in the nation in scoring defense, allowing 31.8 points per game. Washington State has allowed at least 30 points in each of their last four games, a trend that the Sun Devils hope to continue this week and one that could work in favor of sports betting.
The 14-point spread, however, is too high given ASU's inconsistent play on the road so far this season. The Devils certainly have the potential to cover the two-touchdown spread if they come out focused and play as well as they have at home this year. Following last week's loss to UCLA, however, the ability of the Sun Devils must be called into question.