|ESPN Thursday Night College Football Odds: Arizona State vs. Colorado|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:30|
Arizona State vs. Colorado Odds
Arizona State is 4-1 overall, 2-0 in the Pac-12 and 1-1 on the road. Colorado is 1-4 overall, 1-1 in conference play and 0-3 at home. The Buffaloes are 1-4 against the spread this year while the Sun Devils are 4-1 ATS. Arizona State has won all three meetings with Colorado by at least 18 points.
Trends show that Arizona State is 1-4-1 against the spread in its last 6 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on grass. Colorado is 5-0 against the spread in its last 5 games following a bye week but just 4-11 ATS in their last 15 conference games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Arizona State is a big favorite on the road, as the Sun Devils have odds of -22.5 points at Colorado. The over/under total for the game has been set at 57 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had Arizona State favored by 22 points. The spread climbed to a peak of 23.5 points during the week before closing at 22.5.
Arizona State is coming off a 27-17 win at Cal last week. The Sun Devils have been very solid this year, holding opponents to just 13.6 points per game while scoring 38.4 points per game on offense. The team has been led by quarterback Taylor Kelly, who has thrown for 1,292 yards and 9 touchdowns on the season.
Colorado is coming off a 42-14 loss against UCLA last week. The Buffaloes had their lone win come against Washington State on the road. Colorado is 118th in the nation in scoring defense, allowing 39.4 points per game. The Buffaloes are also 102nd in scoring offense, posting just 21.6 points per contest. On offense, Colorado isn’t finding much success through the air or on the ground. The team is led by quarterback Jordan Webb, who has thrown for 961 yards and seven touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Arizona State linebacker Carlos Mendoza is out with a shoulder injury while safety Viliami Moeakiola is probable with a hamstring injury. Colorado safety Ray Polk is questionable with an ankle injury while center Brad Cotner is questionable with a toe injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Arizona State. The Sun Devils are getting 62% of the wagers with odds of -22.5 points at Colorado on Thursday night.