What is the future of ASU Football in the first year of the Dillingham Era?

Where Will ASU Football Go in Year 1 of Dillingham Era?
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There is a new figure on the sidelines in Tempe, and he is vastly different from the previous one.

A 33-year-old coach who began coaching at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale is assuming the role of head coach at Arizona State, replacing the 69-year-old football veteran Herm Edwards.

Kenny Dillingham, a native of the Valley, takes over for Edwards after a disappointing 2022 season in which the Sun Devils finished with a 3-9 record. This marked their lowest win total since 1994 when they ended the season with a 3-8 record.

Fast forward 29 years from the low point in the ’90s, the ASU program is now seen as a major contender to win the Pac-12 in 2023 despite being considered one of the biggest underdogs in the past.

Caesars Sportsbook Arizona has the Sun Devils at +15000 odds to win the conference, surpassing Stanford’s +30000 odds. The preseason win total for Arizona State is 4.5, with the over being favored at -125 and the under at -105.

The new era begins with a home game against Southern Utah at Sun Devil Stadium on August 31st at 7 p.m.

Yengols.com has devised its own odds for ASU’s 2023 regular season record to help predict the Sun Devils’ performance this fall and place informed bets on Arizona sports betting sites.

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Odds for Arizona State’s regular season record

RecordOddsPercentage Chance
4-8+27526.7%
5-7+30025%
6-6+45018.2%
3-9+47517.4%
7-5+65013.3%
Other+19005%
Odds provided by yengols.com and not available at Arizona betting apps.

ASU expected to experience some growing pains

Arizona sportsbook promotions can be used to wager on an exciting schedule featuring home non-conference matchups against Oklahoma State (Sept. 9) and Fresno State (Sept. 16), along with a variety of challenging conference games.

ASU’s most anticipated games include their Pac-12 opener against USC in Tempe on Sept. 30 and their home match-up against Colorado, coached by Deion Sanders, on Oct. 7.

ASU’s young team will be challenged by tough competition on the road in key matchups against Washington, Utah, and UCLA in 2023.

The Sun Devils are expected to end the season with a record of either 4-8 (+275) or 5-7 (+300) in 2023, as the challenges presented by their upcoming games make a 6-6 (+450) or 7-5 (+650) record less likely.

Dillingham and his team need to work on improving as a program, beginning with their next game against Southern Utah.

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Peterson Christopher

For more than seven years, Peterson Christopher has been reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona. He is currently the lead writer at yengols.com, and has previously worked for ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News.

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