Wildcats visit Buffaloes in Week 9 NCAAF clash

Arizona Wildcats Colorado Buffaloes
4-2 October 26, 2013, 08:00 | Folsom Field 3-3



The Buffaloes will try to win and cover the spread at Folsom Field on Saturday when they get a visit from the Wildcats in Week 9 action.

Supporters of the Wildcats have seen them go 4-2 and 3-2-1 ATS so far this season, while the Buffaloes are at 3-3 and 3-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Buffaloes are 4-2, while the Wildcats are 2-4.

View Arizona Wildcats vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Buffaloes as 16.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 122-rated Buffaloes and the No. 57-rated Wildcats in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 42-20 win for the Wildcats on Saturday.

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Arizona was a 35-24 winner in their most recent outing at home against Utah. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (59) made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 80-ranked offense, averaging 28 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 21 this week at 19.83 PPG. The Buffaloes aerial game is averaging 255.67 yards per game, more than the Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 199.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Wildcats own the league's No. 99-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 216.67 yards per game when on the road. Colorado, on the other hand, rates No. 100 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Wildcats at Buffaloes trends to consider:
Arizona is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
Arizona is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Arizona is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games on the road
Colorado is 5-19-1 SU in its last 25 games
Colorado is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Colorado is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home


Next up:
Arizona at California, Saturday, November 2nd
Colorado at UCLA, Saturday, November 2nd