Colorado vs. Arizona Total Prediction
A pair of Pac-12 teams will meet in Tucson on Friday night when the Arizona Wildcats host the Colorado Buffaloes at 10:30 p.m. ET. Is the over a good play for bettors or will these two teams struggle to generate offense?
10:30 p.m. ET, Friday, November 2, 2018
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Wildcats are 3-point favorites to beat the Buffaloes. The total, meanwhile, sits at 58 points. As of this writing, 63% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Buffaloes.
Colorado sophomore WR Laviska Shenault (toe) is questionable to play on Friday against Arizona. Shenault has missed the last two weeks after injuring his toe against USC on October 13. The Buffaloes have clearly missed the playmaker, and while he's not the only reason they've lost three straight, it's clear they've missed him. Anyone would. We should know more about Shenault's status as the week progresses, so stay tuned.
Arizona junior QB Khalil Tate completed 19-of-33 passes for 189 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 44-15 win against Oregon and he rushed for 26 yards. Tate did not play last Saturday at UCLA in a loss, but he was back in this one to help the Ducks pull off the upset on homecoming. Tate tossed one touchdown to Shun Brown, and he hooked up twice with Shawn Poindexter. The three TD strikes were his most against an FBS opponent since he lit up Purdue for five touchdowns in the Foster Farms Bowl. He also had five TD passes against FCS Southern Utah earlier in September. Tate and the Wildcats will look to keep up the good work against skidding Colorado on Friday night.
The under is 11-2 in the Buffaloes’ last 13 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous contest.
The under is 4-1 in the Wildcats’ last five games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
The under has been a great play when these two teams are involved. It is 5-0 in the Buffaloes’ last five road games, is 5-1 in their last six conference games, and 4-1 in their last five games overall. The under is also 5-1 in the Wildcats’ last six games overall, is 4-1 in their last five home games and 7-1 in their last eight meetings with Pac-12 rivals.
College Football Prediction: Colorado/Arizona under 58