The Golden Nugget released its opening betting lines for some of the most anticipated college football games next season on Friday. Included was a sprinkling of contests that Arizona State will be involved in on the gridiron.
The Sun Devils are favored in certain match ups but find themselves in a familiar spot as underdogs against other Pac-12 teams next season as well. It's clear that in some cases last year's result was taken into account while others are based more on what next season's teams might have in store.
The Arizona State schedule will be very difficult again next season with Notre Dame and reigning Pac-12 champion Stanford coming to Tempe. Brett Hundley and Myles Jack return to UCLA and will make the trip east on the I-10 as well. The following are opening betting lines and therefore subject to change as the season progresses.
Opening betting lines: (team favored and point spread in parentheses)
ASU vs. UCLA: (ASU -7)
ASU at USC: (USC -11)
ASU vs. Stanford: (Stanford -6.5)
ASU at Washington: (Washington -6)
ASU vs. Notre Dame: (ASU -4.5)
ASU at Oregon State: (ASU -2)
ASU at Arizona: (ASU -1)