This weekend’s college football schedule brings two teams who had mixed results in their previous games, but are equally motivated to impress in Saturday’s NCAA Football odds and lines. On one hand, the Arizona State Sun Devils (3-2) secured a season-saving win against UCLA, and are hoping to ride on that momentum in Week 6 and beyond. On the other hand, the Colorado Buffaloes (3-2) had a decent performance against Oregon, at least by their standards, but their efforts fell short of getting them a win. This Pac-12 showdown should therefore be an intriguing clash, offering enticing action for college football enthusiasts.
How To Bet the Buffaloes @ Sun Devils College Football Odds & Game Info
Venue: Sun Devil Stadium, Frank Kush Field, Tempe, Arizona
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 PM ET
TV: Pac-12 Network
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Besides the importance of getting another win for the season, this game will determine the team that climbs up in the Pac-12 divisional rankings, as the Sun Devils are currently placed third, while the Buffaloes are placed fifth. In their last outing, the Sun Devils were all over the place, beating the ranked Bruins 38-23. The win was culmination of a strong combined effort from both the offense and defense that featured zealously in the game. Meanwhile, the Buffaloes suffered a 41-24, but they had good shift of work, especially in the first half. Given that the Ducks have been blowing out the Buffaloes by 30-plus points in the majority of their recent efforts, it was nice to see Colorado keeping the scores respectable on this occasion.
Betting on Arizona State
The ASU offense is averaging 27.6 points per game and 438 yards per game for the season. This offense is led by quarterback Mike Bercovici, whose statistics currently stand at 1,344 yards passing with 9 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. In the rushing department, DeMario Richard leads the team with 508 yards and 4 touchdowns, while D.J. Foster paces the receivers with 246 yards and 2 touchdowns. Evidently, the talent is there. All that remains is for the team to mint maximum output from this unit. In the defense, the Sun Devils are allowing an average of 26.8 points and 369.4 yards per game. Other defensive statistics include 11 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, and 5 interceptions. If Antonio Longino and this defense can give another good display like they did against Josh Rosen, the Sun Devils will have a great chance of making it two wins in a row.
On the injury list, Arizona State has Armand Perry, Cameron Smith, Dillon Faamatau, Dan Vear and Jalen Harvey as the noteworthy names.
Betting on Colorado
Colorado cannot afford another loss against since this will extend their shameful run against the Sun Devils to 0-7. Offensively, the onus will be on Sefo Liufau and company must perform. Averagely, they are managing 33.4 points per game with 443.6 yards per game. Liufau leads the herd with 1,002 yards, 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. The QB is, however, a doubt for the Saturday game. The rushing game is led by Phillip Lindsay who has 280 yards and 3 touchdowns, supported strongly by Christian Powell with 275 yards and 4 touchdowns. All receivers are all behind Nelson Spruce, who leads the unit with 363 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the Sun Devils are giving up 21.4 points and 380.4 yards per game, and have racked up 9 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, and 8 interceptions.
On the injury list, the Sun Devils have Jeremy Irwin, Tyler Henington, and Kenneth Olugbode as they main players injured.
Colorado vs Arizona State Key Betting Trends
• Colorado is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
• Arizona State is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
• Arizona State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
• Colorado is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
• Arizona State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
• The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado’s last 5 games on the road
• The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona State’s last 5 games
• The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado’s last 5 games
• Arizona is 6-0 in its last 6 games against Colorado, including a 4-0 mark since the Buffaloes joined the Pac-12.
My Expert Colorado at Arizona State Prediction and Pick
After such an impressive win over UCLA last weekend, Arizona State will want nothing but another win in this game. Their confidence is high and the statistics are also in their favor. As it stands, the visitors do not have much stake in this game. So, to get paid, take the Sun Devils to win and cover the spread, though with the scores staying average for an UNDER.