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Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Colorado Buffaloes Free Pick and Prediction 10/12/13

Colorado Buffaloes (2-2) at Arizona State Sun Devils (3-2)

NCAAF Football: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:00 pm (Sun Devil Stadium)

The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -23.5 -- Over/Under: 71 See the Latest Odds

TV: Pac-12 Network

The Arizona State Sun Devils and the Colorado Buffaloes face off on Saturday in Pac-12 college football action.

The Arizona State Sun Devils have lost two of their last three games but they still have time and the talent to rebound. The ASU offense is averaging 42.2 points and 489.4 yards per game. QB Taylor Kelly has completed 63.3 percent of his passes with 14 touchdowns and six interceptions while rushing for 129 yards. Marion Grice is averaging 4.0 yards per carry with eight touchdowns and he has 27 receptions with five more touchdowns through the air. Jaelen Strong has 39 catches and three touchdowns, D.J. Foster has 31 catches and a touchdown, and Chris Coyle has 13 catches and two touchdowns. Defensively Arizona State is allowing 30 points 393 yards per game with seven interceptions, four fumble recoveries, and seven sacks. Chris Young has 34 tackles, Alden Darby has 27 tackles, and Davon Coleman has 25 tackles. Arizona State has had no problem with the weaker teams but they have struggled against the stronger ones.

Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Colorado Buffaloes Free Pick and Prediction 10/12/13

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The Colorado Buffaloes opened the season with two wins but since then they have taken two one sided losses. The Colorado offense is averaging 28 points and 402 yards per game but they defense has allowed far more. Coonor Wood has completed 54.4 percent of his passes with eight touchdowns and six interceptions. Christian Powell is averaging 3.2 yards per carry and Tony Jones is averaging 3.5 yards per carry.  Paul Richardson has 31 catches and five touchdowns and nelson Spruce has 16 catches and a touchdown. The CU defense is allowing 38 points and 482.5 yards per game with six interceptions, five fumble recoveries, and six sacks. Addison Gillam has 51 tackles and two sacks, Derrick Webb has 32 tackles, and Parker Orms has 30 tackles. Colorado looks to be improved but they still have plenty of improving to do.

Arizona State is 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 3-7 against the spread following a loss, and 3-8 against the spread following a game which they didn’t cover the spread. Colorado is 7-19 against the spread in their last 26 games, 7-20 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 2-6 against the spread following a loss. The favorite has covered the point spread in in the last four meetings of these two.

This is a ton of points but ultimately it is a horrible spot for Colorado and I will lay the big number in what is just a lean. 

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