Arizona St Sun Devils versus Arizona Wildcats Pick Prediction NCAA College Football Preview 11-23-2012

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Two in-state rivals from the PAC 12 conference will square off on the day after Thanksgiving as the Arizona St Sun Devils will travel down south to face the Arizona Wildcats. Kick off time from Arizona is scheduled for 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The point spread opened up with the home club Arizona Wildcats favored by -3 points with an over under line of 68 ½ points Early money from the bettors has not moved this betting line as Arizona remains favored by -3 points. The total has moved up a ½ point to a current number of 69 points.
In their head to head meeting in 2011 it was the Wildcats with the 31-27 road win at the Sun Devils as a +10 point underdog. The game came under 70 ½ points. CFB Trend: Arizona Wildcats are 5-0 to the over in their past five home games.
Arizona St breaks a four game losing streak and become bowl eligible following a 46-7 home win last week against the Washington St Cougars as a -22 point favorite. The total came under 60 points. The Sun Devils offense pushed across 561 yards with 260 rushing nearly 4 ½ yards per rush. Taylor Kelly hit on 20 of 23 passes for 246 yards with four touchdowns. On the year Kelly has 25 touchdowns and 9 picks. The defense has struggled for ASU. Prior to allowing 7 points to Washington St they give up an average of 40 points a game to their past four opponents all resulting in losses.
Arizona has won two straight. They improve to 7-4 on the year following a 34-24 road win at the Utah Utes last week as a +3 point underdog. The game landed under 63 points. The Wildcats take over the game in the fourth quarter as they outscore Utah 17-0 for the win. Their offense puts up 480 yards with 320 running the football for 7 yards per rush. Matt Scott hit on 12 of 27 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown. Scott has 21 touchdowns and 9 picks. Ka’Deem Carey ran for 204 yards and a touchdown on 26 rushes. Carey’s been a monster in the past two games with 570 yards rushing in total. Arizona allowed the Utah offense to post 449 yards with 136 from their ground attack for under 4 yards a rush. The Wildcats are the eighth rated offense in college football but 117th in total defense.

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