Arizona Wildcats vs. Colorado Buffaloes - 11/12/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Buffaloes (7-2) at Arizona Wildcats (2-7)
College Football: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Arizona Stadium)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats +15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Colorado Buffaloes will travel to play the Arizona Wildcats in a PAC-12 college football battle on Saturday.
The Arizona Wildcats are 2-7 (0-6) this season after losing to Washington State by a score of 69-7 in their last game. Arizona has lost 6 straight games and is sitting in last place of the PAC-12 South standings. The Arizona offense is averaging 22.2 points per game with 210 rushing yards and 190.8 passing yards per game. Anu Solomon is completing 63% of his passes for 335 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions for Arizona. Nick Wilson has rushed for 320 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Brandon Dawkins has added 597 yards and 8 scores for the Wildcats. Shun Brown has caught 25 passes for 406 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Trey Griffey has caught 20 passes for 364 yards and 2 touchdowns for Arizona. The Arizona defense is giving up 37.1 points per game with 202.8 rushing yards and 272.4 passing yards per game. Paul Magloire Jr. has led the Wildcats defense with 58 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks, while Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles has added 56 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 2 interceptions. Josh Pollack has gone 7-9 on field goals, with a long of 46 yards.
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The Colorado Buffaloes are 7-2 (5-1) this season after beating UCLA by a score of 20-10 in their last game. Colorado has won 3 games in a row and is sitting in 1st place of the PAC-12 South standings. The Colorado offense is averaging 33.7 points per game with 208 rushing yards and 266.4 passing yards per game. Sefo Liufau is completing 66.7% of his passes for 1322 yards, 7 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions for Colorado. Phillip Lindsay has rushed for 818 yards and 10 touchdowns, while Kyle Evans has added 343 yards and 3 scores for the Buffaloes. Devin Ross has caught 45 passes for 515 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Bobo Bryce has caught 37 passes for 475 yards and 2 touchdowns for Colorado. The Buffaloes defense is giving up 17.2 points per game with 117.6 rushing yards and 179.3 passing yards per game. Kenneth Olugbode has led the Colorado defense with 69 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 2 interceptions, while Jimmie Gilbert has added 36 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, and 7 sacks. Chris Graham has gone 6-10 on field goals, with a long of 37 yards.
Colorado is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The under is 5-0 in Colorado’s last 5 games. Arizona is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games. The over is 4-1 in Arizona’s last 5 November games. The road team is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Colorado has been very good this season, but will be playing on the road in this game. Arizona hasn’t won a conference game yet and has played poorly on both sides of the ball. The Arizona offense is inconsistent and the defense is giving up over 37 points per game. Colorado is in the hunt for a PAC-12 title, while Arizona looks to have given up on the season. I like Colorado on the road.