Arizona St. vs. Colorado Prediction
Will Arizona State be able to go on the road and hand No. 21 Colorado its first loss of the season today at 4PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, October 6, 2018
4PM ET – Folsom Field
TV: Pac-12 Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Colorado is favored at home, as the Buffaloes are getting odds of -2.5 points against Arizona State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 64 points. The public betting for this game currently has 62 percent going on Colorado at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Colorado is coming off a 38-16 win over UCLA to move the Buffaloes to 4-0 on the season. They are 1-0 in Pac-12 games while posting a 3-1 record against the spread and a 3-1 record with the under.
The Buffaloes are having a strong year on both sides of the ball thus far, allowing just 17.8 points and 352 yards per game on defense. Offensively, Colorado is putting up 40.3 points and 489.8 yards per contest. Steven Montez has thrown for 1,092 yards and nine touchdowns to lead the offense this year while Travon McMillian has run for 392 yards and four touchdowns. Laviska Shenault Jr. is the leading receiver with 38 catches for 581 yards and four scores.
Arizona State with two road losses
Arizona State is 3-2 on the season, but the Sun Devils have lost both games on the road to San Diego State and Washington. ASU is 3-2 overall, 1-1 in the Pac-12, 4-1 against the spread and 3-2 with the over.
ASU has been stronger on defense under new coach Herm Edwards, allowing just 19.8 points and 363.2 yards per game. Offensively, Arizona State is putting up 31.6 points and 426 yards per contest. Manny Wilkins has thrown for 1,224 yards and 10 touchdowns on the year while N’Keal Harry has caught 31 passes for 419 yards and five touchdowns. Eno Benjamin is leading the ground game with 595 yards and five scores.
College Football Betting Trends
The Buffaloes are 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight home games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last five against a winning team.
ASU is 4-1 against the spread in its last five against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in its last five games on grass.
Colorado hasn’t been truly tested yet. The Buffaloes had their closest game come against a Nebraska team that has looked like one of the worst in the country otherwise. While ASU has dropped two road games, the Sun Devils have been competitive against solid programs like San Diego State and Washington. They also own a win over Michigan State. ASU is definitely the more battle-tested team and I think that plays a big role today.
College Football Prediction: Arizona State +2.5