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

Sun Devils Look to Exceed Preseason Expectations With New Coach
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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.

Yengols.com examined how the Sun Devils’ performance this season compares to their preseason win totals over the last decade.

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The recent win total history of Arizona State.

Year Preseason Win Total Season Record
20234.5TBA
20225.53-9
20219.08-5
2020N/A2-2
20197.58-5
20185.07-6
20175.07-6
20165.05-7
20158.56-7
20147.510-3
20139.510-4
Total5-3-1

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.

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Peterson Christopher

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

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