Colorado Buffaloes vs. Arizona State Sun Devils - 10/15/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona State Sun Devils (5-1) at Colorado Buffaloes (4-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Folsom Field)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC-12 Network
The Arizona State Sun Devils will travel to play the Colorado Buffaloes in a PAC-12 college football game.
The Colorado Buffaloes are 4-2 (2-1) this season after losing to USC by a score of 21-17 in their last game. Colorado has played very well this season, but just came up short in their comeback attempt against the Trojans. The Colorado offense is averaging 38.8 points per game with 198.2 rushing yards and 306.3 passing yards per game. Steven Montez is completing 62.9% of his passes for 940 yards, 9 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for Colorado. Sefo Liufau is the starting quarterback for Colorado, but is questionable for this game. Phillip Lindsay has rushed for 395 yards and 6 scores, while Montez has added 218 rushing yards and 1 touchdown for the Buffaloes. Devin Ross has caught 32 balls for 412 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Bryce Bobo has caught 27 passes for 331 yards and 2 touchdowns for Colorado. The Colorado defense is giving up 20.7 points per game with 146.8 rushing yards and 185 passing yards per game. Kenneth Olugbode has led the Colorado defense with 44 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 interception, while Jimmie Gilbert has added 24 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks. David Price has gone 3-3 on field goals for Colorado, with a long of 54 yards.
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The Arizona State Sun Devils are 5-1 (2-1) this season after beating UCLA by a score of 23-20 in their last game. Arizona State was outgained by over 150 yards, but was able to force 4 turnovers and get the win. The Arizona State offense is averaging 39.7 points per game with 183.3 rushing yards and 251.5 passing yards per game. Manny Wilkins (Questionable) is completing 65.1% of his passes for 1233 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions, while Brady White is completing 51% of his passes for 259 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception for Arizona State. Demario Richard has rushed for 436 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Kalen Ballage has added 310 yards and 9 touchdowns for the Sun Devils. Tim White has caught 39 passes for 428 yards, while N’Keal Harry has caught 23 passes for 253 yards and 3 scores for Arizona State. The Arizona State defense is giving up 33 points per game with 89.3 rushing yards and 404.3 passing yards per game. Armand Perry has led the ASU defense with 37 tackles and 2 tackles for loss, while DJ Calhoun has added 35 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks. Zane Gonzalez has gone 16-17 on field goals, with a long of 54 yards.
Arizona State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games. The over is 8-1 in Arizona State’s last 9 games following an ATS win. Colorado is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 6-1 in Colorado’s last 7 conference games. The home team is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Colorado has been surprisingly strong to start this season, while Arizona State also has played better than most people thought they would. Arizona State has a high scoring offense, but does struggle on defense. Colorado has been able to put some points on the board while playing better defense than ASU. Colorado has really surprised me on offense this season and I think they will take advantage of the poor ASU defense.