Colorado Buffaloes (3-0) at Arizona Wildcats (0-3)
College Football: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Arizona Stadium)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats +4 -- Over/Under: 61 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Arizona Wildcats face off with the Colorado Buffaloes in Pac-12 Week 14 college football action from Arizona Stadium on Saturday night.
The Colorado Buffaloes will come into this one fresh off of a 20-10 win over San Diego State to improve to 3-0 on the year. Sam Noyer has thrown for 650 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 61.9% passing while Jarek Broussard added 432 rushing yards with 3 touchdowns and Noyer has called his own number 32 times for 112 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. Dimitri Stanley leads the Buffs in receiving with 13 grabs for 202 yards while La’Vontae Shenault has 124 receiving yards this season. On defense, Nate Landman leads Colorado with 31 total tackles including a team-high 22 solo tackles and a team-high 3 sacks. Carson Wells also has 2 sacks and an interception for the Buffaloes this season.
The Arizona Wildcats will still be hunting for their first win of the season after falling to 0-3 with a 27-10 loss to UCLA last time out. Grant Gunnell has thrown for 547 yards, 6 touchdowns and an interception on 68.4% passing while Gary Brightwell has a team-high 224 rushing yards and Michael Wiley has a pair of rushing touchdowns. Stanley Berryhill III leads Arizona in receiving with 18 grabs for 193 yards and 3 touchdowns while Tayvian Cunningham has 129 receiving yards for the Wildcats on the year. On defense, Anthony Pandy and Rhedi Short each have a team-high 20 total tackles with Short leading Arizona with 15 total tackles while Paris Shand has Arizona’s lone sack of the season through three games.
Colorado is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. Arizona is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Colorado is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
A home dog is usually worth at least a look, but the issue is that the Arizona Wildcats just can’t seem to figure it out. When the offense plays well, the defense doesn’t stop anything and when the defense plays remotely well like it kind of did against UCLA, the offense puts up just 10 points. On the other hand, Colorado is just clicking right now, with the offense doing its part if a shootout happens, or the defense stepping up like it did against San Diego State. Only being asked to lay 4 points on the road is too good to pass up, so I’ll lay the points with the Buffaloes in this spot.