Arizona State vs. Oklahoma State Prediction, Odds, Spread and Over/Under for College Football Week 2

Oklahoma State's Spencer Sanders (3) scores a touchdown in the second quarter during the college
Oklahoma State's Spencer Sanders (3) scores a touchdown in the second quarter during the college / SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN / USA TODAY

Spencer Sanders showed no rust in Week 1, posting a massive stat line in a win over Central Michigan. Can he do it against a Power 5 team?

Arizona State comes to Stillwater, Oklahoma to take on the Cowboys in hopes of jumpstarting their season in a big way. Expectations are down for Herm Edwards and his Sun Devils amidst NCAA allegations, but the team will look to pull an upset as a double-digit underdog against Oklahoma State.

What should we expect on Saturday? Let's first check out the odds:

Arizona State vs. Oklahoma State Odds, Spread and Total

Arizona State vs. Oklahoma State Betting Trends

  • Mike Gundy is 7-7 against the spread (ATS) as a double digit home favorite in non conference play
  • Herm Edwards is 4-1 ATS as a double digit underdog
  • In games where Mike Gundy's teams are double digit favorites, the OVER is 21-10-1

Arizona State vs. Oklahoma State Prediction and Pick

Oklahoma State burst out of the gate this season, putting up 58 points on Central Michigan in the opener. The team was hit or miss on offense last season, but shut down that notion early in the year, how will the Cowboys fare in a jump in competition?

I think that they should be able to put up points against a Arizona State defense that lost seven of its top nine tacklers from last season and only return four starters. The team is still transitioning to a new defensive coordinator in Donnie Henderson and wasn't particularly challenged against FCS foe Northern Arizona in their opener. On the road, I expect the Cowboys to push the pace and get in the end zone early and often.

Sanders was in control of this game from the jump, passing for over 400 yards and four touchdowns. He also added 57 yards on the ground and a pair of TD's as well.

However, the Pokes did struggle on defense. The team did lose defensive coordinator Jim Knowles to Ohio State and a handful of talented players and it showed against the Chippewas, allowing 44 points and letting them in the backdoor to cover late in the fourth quarter.

Arizona State's offense does have some capable pieces that can move the ball, including Florida transfer quarterback Emory Jones and Wyoming transfer running back Xazavian Valladay. Can the Sun Devils challenge the Pokes defense like Daniel Richardson and Lew Nichols III did for Central Michigan?

This total opened 54.5 and has climbed to 57.5, still in range for me to play. Arizona State did play at a slow tempo last season, but I believe it is going to need to push the ball to keep up with a Pokes team that ran over 76 plays per game last season and this can turn into a shootout.