Sun Devils aim to surpass preseason predictions under the guidance of their new coach.

Sun Devils Look to Exceed Preseason Expectations With New Coach
Fact Checked by Young Ruth

This fall, the Arizona State Sun Devils will begin anew with a new head coach hailing from the East Valley taking the reins for the first time.

Kenny Dillingham, the former offensive coordinator at Oregon, takes over for Herm Edwards, who was fired during the 2022 season after compiling a record of 26-20 from 2018 to 2022.

Dillingham is determined to rejuvenate an ASU team that struggled last year, despite initially generating some modest Arizona sports betting expectations. The team ended with a 3-9 record, the lowest full-season win total for the school since 1994 when they finished 3-8. examined how the Sun Devils’ performance this season compares to their preseason win totals over the last decade.

Best Choice
Caesars Sports
Best Choice
Must be 21+ and present in AZ. T&Cs apply.
Bonus Bets Expire in 7 Days. One New Customer Offer Only. Must be 21+ to participate & present in AZ. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-NEXT-STEP. Visit for Terms & Conditions. US promotional go-casinos not available in NY, NV, or Puerto Rico.
Must be a new verified Betway customer & present in AZ. 21+. Opt-in may be req'd. Make your first min. deposit of $10+, place a wager up to $250 (with odds of –300 (1.33) or greater (i.e. -300, -150, +150, etc.)) and receive up to $250 as bonus bet funds if the wager loses. Wager must be settled within 7 days from new account opening Gambling problem? Call 1-800-NEXT-STEP (AZ).
Must be 21+ and present in AZ. T&Cs apply.
Must be 21+ to participate & present in Arizona. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-NEXT-STEP. Deposit required. Bonus Bets winnings are added to Bonus Bets balance. Bonus Bet wager excluded from returns. T&Cs Apply.
Must be 21+ to participate & present in Arizona. T&Cs apply. Play Responsibly. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-522-4700
Offered by Seminole Hard Rock Digital, LLC. Must be 21+ and physically present in AZ to play. T&Cs Apply. In AZ call 1-800-NEXT-STEP or text NEXTSTEP to 53342.
Must be 21+ to participate & present in Arizona. T&Cs apply. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-NEXT-STEP.

The recent win total history of Arizona State.

Year Preseason Win Total Season Record

Arizona sportsbook apps have USC as the favorite to win the Pac 12 with odds at +170, while Oregon and Washington are both tied for second with odds at +330.

Arizona State is ranked 11th with odds of +15000.

In 2023, Sun Devils are up against challenging odds.

ASU’s chances of winning the Pac 12 Conference have significantly decreased over the years, with their preseason win totals dropping from 9 in 2021 to 5.5 last season, and now down to 4.5 on the BetMGM Arizona Sportsbook for this year.

In recent years, Arizona State has had fluctuating success, starting the season with win totals below 6. They have surpassed this number twice and fallen short of it twice as well.

In the approaching season, Dillingham and his team will depend on quarterback Trenton Bourguet from Marana and star receiver Elijah Badger to handle the majority of the offensive duties.

Should Bourguet secure the starting job over Drew Pyne, it will be a difficult challenge given Pyne’s impressive performance in his last season with Notre Dame in 2022, where he recorded 2,021 passing yards and 22 touchdowns with just six interceptions.

ASU needs to secure a dependable quarterback to guide the team and avoid another season of poor performance.



Peterson Christopher

For more than seven years, Peterson Christopher has been the primary writer at, focusing on sports and sports betting in Arizona. He has a wealth of experience, having worked at, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News in the past.

As highlighted by well-known media sources such as: