Arizona State, with back-to-back conference victories, hits the Pac-12 trail Thursday night for a visit with 1-4 Colorado in Boulder (9 pm ET, ESPN).
The Sun Devils, who are 4-1 ATS this year, were early 22-point favorites over the disappointing Buffaloes, who have never beaten ASU.
Betting Line: Bettors going with the Buffaloes in this game found them listed as 23-point underdogs on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Buffaloes - Sun Devils odds would favor the Sun Devils if the lines were set according to power ranks. Colorado is rated No. 124 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Sun Devils sit at No. 12. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 53-10 win for the Sun Devils.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 102-ranked offense (21.6 PPG) against a Sun Devils defense that ranks No. 12 at 13.6 PPG. The Buffaloes passing attack has averaged 223.8 yards per game, more than the Sun Devils give up through the air (137 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Sun Devils feature the league's No. 44-rated road run defense, allowing 142.5 yards per game. Colorado, meanwhile, ranks No. 106 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Arizona State was a 27-17 winner on the road against California. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (44) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Sun Devils grabbed a Week 5 victory over the Golden Bears in their last game, winning 27-17 at California Memorial Stadium.
Last time out for Colorado, they were a 42-14 loser as they battled UCLA at home. Colorado failed to cover in the match as a 17.5-point underdog, while 56 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Colorado didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Bruins as UCLA blasted them 42-14 in Week 5 action.
Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5
Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 3-7
A few Sun Devils at Buffaloes trends to consider:
Arizona State is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Arizona State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona State's last 6 games on the road
Arizona State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Colorado is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Arizona State home to Oregon, Thursday, October 18
Colorado at Southern Cal, Saturday, October 20