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NCAAF Week 9 spread and odds: Arizona State, Michigan, Hawaii

The preview of the Week 9 college football games point spread and odds California vs. Arizona State, Minnesota at Michigan and New Mexico State vs. Hawaii.

NCAAF Week 9 spread and odds: Arizona State, Michigan, Hawaii We are closing our Week 9 college football preview with three good games on the point spread side. First we start with the game between the No.18 California (5-2) and No. 7 Arizona State (7-0), who are indeed No.4 in the BCS Standings. The odds posted at Bookmaker for this game favor Arizona State all the way with a money line of -160, compared to California listed at +140. The point spread for the California vs. Arizona State game is set at -3 points chalk the Sun Devils and an action-packed game is expected with the total sitting at 60 points. On the betting charts California is 5-1 against the spread in its last 6 games when playing Arizona State.

 Arizona State reached their highest ranking this week at No.7  (No.4 in the BCS Standings), without even playing and California fell all the way down to No. 18, after losing their last two games. Arizona State has turned into a PAC10 top-tier team, second in total offense and total defense with 454 and 308 yards allowed respectively. The Sun Devils are also second in Pac10 by points scored at 37.7 on average and leader in points allowed at only 15 per game. But don't underestimate California as they are not far behind statistically and on game-play. The last game the Golden Bears lost were against the top team of UCLA, and generally Arizona State plays awful against California, losing five of their last six meetings. In 2006 Arizona State lost to California 49-21 at home. Another factor to consider is the injuries - at California only wide receiver Robert Jordan is day-to-day, but in Arizona State LBs Gerald Munns and Jamarr Robinson remain questionable for Week 9 and so are running back Jarrell Woods and TE Brent Miller. Arizona State wide receiver Michael Jones is also day-to-day.

 On Saturday Michigan (6-2) is welcoming Minnesota (1-7) and the only number which could go against the bookies is the spread. The Wolverines are naturally ultimate favorite to win the game with betting odds -1700 at Bookmaker (you have to bet 1700 to win 100) and Minnesota is underdog with odds +1100. The point spread for the Minnesota vs. Michigan game is favoring the Wolverines -23 points with total set at 59 points. Unless you are a risk-taker by heart, there is no reason to bet the odds, but the point spread on this game could go either way from 23 points. Michigan quarterback Chad Henne has been upgraded to probable for Week 9 with shoulder problems, but the Wolverines are running out of healthy RBs - Kevin Grady is out indefinitely with knee injury, Mike Hart is doubtful with an ankle problem and Avery Horn remains questionable. Offensive lineman Alex Mitchell is also questionable and maybe coach Lloyd Carr would take it easy and Michigan may not cover the -23 spread.

 And finally let's take a look at the unbeaten Hawaii (7-0) who will host New Mexico State (4-4) on Saturday. At Bookmaker Hawaii is listed at -4000 and New Mexico State is one of this week's biggest college football underdogs with odds +2000 on wining the Week 9 game (the bookie will pay out 2000 on every 100 bet). The point spread on the New Mexico State vs. Hawaii is favoring the Warriors -28 points with total at 59 points. New Mexico State is 4-9 against the spread in its last 13 games on the road and the last time the two college football teams met, Hawaii won the game 49-30. For New Mexico State questionable for Week 9 are LBs Jamar Cotton and Chris Nwoko, wide receiver Chris Williams is out indefinitely. At Hawaii LB Brashton Satele is questionable with a hamstring injury.

 Published on 10/24/2007

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