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Arizona State vs. Colorado - 9/21/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona State vs. Colorado
Date & Time Saturday September 21, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Sun Devil Stadium
Tempe, AZ
The Line
Arizona State Sun Devils -7 -- O/U: 52.5
TV Channel
Pac-12 Network
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The Colorado Buffaloes and the Arizona State Sun Devils meet in a week 4 Pac-12 conference college football matchup from Sun Devil Stadium at Frank Kush Field on Saturday night.

The Colorado Buffaloes will look to rebound from their first loss of the season coming in the form of a 30-23 loss to Air Force last time out. Steven Montez has thrown for 827 yards, 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 64.4% passing while Alex Fontenot leads Colorado in rushing with 209 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns and Jaren Mangham has 140 rushing yards and 3 rushing scores of his own. Laviska Shenault Jr. leads Colorado with 16 catches for 203 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns while K.D. Nixon is right behind with 197 receiving yards and Tony Brown has 151 receiving yards for the Buffs this season. Defensively, Nate Landman leads Colorado with 34 tackles, including 23 solo tackles while Aaron Maddox has 22 total tackles and Mustafa Johnson has a team-high 3 sacks this season. As a team, Colorado is averaging 421.3 yards of total offense and 36.3 points per game this season.

The Arizona State Sun Devils will look to build on their strong 3-0 start to the year after a 10-7 upset win over Michigan State as 15.5-point underdogs last time out. Jayden Daniels leads Arizona State with 728 passing yards and 3 touchdowns on 61% passing while Eno Benjamin has rushed for 209 yards and a touchdown this season. Brandon Aiyuk leads ASU in receiving with 302 receiving yards and 13 catches while the aforementioned Benjamin and Frank Darby each have 100+ receiving yards this season. Defensively, Evan Fields leads Arizona State with 25 tackles, including 15 solo tackles while Merlin Robertson has 20 tackles and Darien Butler has 19 tackles this season. As a team, Arizona State is averaging 355.3 yards of total offense and 19.7 points per game this season.

Colorado is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the under is 13-4 in their last 17 games against a team with a winning record. Arizona State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win. Colorado is 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these two teams and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams at Arizona State.

The points with Colorado are tempting as the Buffaloes have been the better team offensively so far this season. However, Arizona State has been getting it done with impressive defense, giving up just 7 points in each of their three games this season. The Buffaloes have also had some issues ATS in this matchup, both overall and at Sun Devil Stadium, so I’ll lay the points with Arizona State here.

Pick:
Arizona State -7

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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