Florida State vs. Arizona State 2019 Sun Bowl Best Bets and Odds
The best betting sites favor the Arizona State Sun Devils by four points over the Florida State Seminoles, as the spread goes for the 2019 Sun Bowl on December 31, with kickoff scheduled for 2:00 p.m. EST, at Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.
Florida State vs. Arizona State 2019 Sun Bowl Odds by Xbet.ag
|Florida State||+4 (-110)||54 (-110)||+160|
|Arizona State||-4 (-110)||54 (-110)||-185|
Betting Florida State Seminoles
The Sems finished the 2019 regular season 6-6 SU (4-4 in ACC play) and 4-7-1 ATS, according to the best online sportsbooks. Starting QB James Blackman is 170 of 266 (63.9%) for 2,095 yards with 16 TDs, seven picks and 23 sacks. Wide receiver Tamorrion Terry has 51 receptions for 1,023 yards and eight TDs. Running back Cam Akers has rushed for 1144 yards and 14 TDs on 231 carries. FSU is tied for 101st in the country with 133.8 rushing yards per game. Overall, the Seminoles gain 403.2 total yards per game (67th). Florida State scores 29.1 points per game (66th) but were held to fewer than 20 in two of their last four games.
Defensive tackle Marvin Wilson has five sacks, defensive back Hamsah Nasirildeen has 101 tackles, and fellow DB Stanford Samuels has two interceptions. Nasirildeen and Wilson are injured and will miss the game. FSU allows 436.0 total yards (98th), including 283.5 through the air (121st). Florida State’s 72nd-ranked scoring defense (28.5 ppg) allowed 30 or more points in two of their last three games.
The Seminoles are, per the best betting sites, 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven bowl games as an underdog. 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 Bowl games. And 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 bowl games.
Alkers will skip the bowl game. “With Khalan Laborn undergoing surgery and Anthony Grant away from the program, FSU will be without a scholarship running back and will likely rely heavily on quarterbacks James Blackman and Jordan Travis,” posits Athlon Sports.com. “Travis, a redshirt freshman and Louisville transfer, didn’t see a snap until the Nov. 9 contest against Boston College but has become an intricate part of the offense. In just three games this season, Travis has 170 rushing yards and three touchdowns on just 12 carries.”
Betting Arizona State Sun Devils
The Devils went 7-5 SU (4-5 in Pac 12 play) and 4-8 ATS, as reported by the best betting sites. Starting QB Jayden Daniels is 193 of 310 (62.3%) for 2,748 yards with 17 TDs, two picks, and 29 sacks. Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk has 65 catches for 1,192 yards and eight TDs. Running back Eno Benjamin has 1083 yards and 10 TDs on 253 carries. ASU ranks 114th in the country in rushing offense with 126.3 yards per game. The Sun Devils average 379.6 total yards per game, ranking them 89th. ASU scores 25.2 points per game (95th).
Jermayne Lole has five sacks, and defensive backs Evan Fields and Jack Jones have 77 tackles and three interceptions respectively. The Devils concede 379.6 total yards per game (89th), including 270.1 passing yards per game (115th). ASU allows 23.1 points per game, which ranks 42nd in the country.
The Sun Devils are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games after an ATS loss. 2-5 ATS in their last seven games after a straight-up win. And 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games overall.
Both Aiyuk and Benjamin will skip the bowl game. As a result, Arizona State may rely on Daniels to propel the ground attack.
Florida State vs. Arizona State 2019 Sun Bowl Pick
These two schools are similarly mediocre. However, Arizona State is the less bad of the two. Therefore, take the Sun Devils and the points.