ARIZONA ST over San Diego St by 1
A trip back in a time machine tells us Diego has fallen flat when it comes to road openers, going 5-30 SU and 12-22-1 ATS. But the current regime led by Rocky Long does not share in that failure; in fact, the Rock owns a 5-2 ATS record in his previous appearances as a dog versus the Pac-12. Tonight, though, we’ve got to be aware that ASU coach Todd Graham does his best work against foes off a win when playing as Sun Devil Stadium, going 27-9 ATS. Not to mention that the heat around Graham (12-14 SU L26) has grown to the point where he must feel like the Frankenstein monster, trapped between a burning castle and the torches of the mob closing in. Such added incentive for Graham gives his 6-1 ATS mark as non-conference chalk of 7 or fewer points immediate appeal – but his 1-4 record lately versus the Mountain West squelches the notion. Simply put, a tough call with the steady visiting underdog taking on a hot-seat coach looking to save his job.