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Buffaloes visit Sun Devils in Week 7 battle

Colorado BuffaloesArizona State Sun Devils

Arizona State missed chance last Saturday at a marquee victory, falling in a close game to Notre Dame at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

The Sun Devils now head back to their desert home to continue with Pac-12 play with a game against 2-2 Colorado Saturday night (10 pm ET, Pac-12 Network).

ASU has beaten the Buffaloes in their first two conference encounters by 34 points both times; for Saturday's game the Devils were early 25-point favorites over CU, which just gave up 750 yards of offense in a 57-16 loss to Oregon.

The Sun Devils sport records of 3-2 and 2-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Buffaloes sit at 2-2 and 2-2 ATS on the season. The over under records are 5-0 for the Sun Devils and 3-1 for the Buffaloes.

View Colorado Buffaloes vs Arizona State Sun Devils Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Buffaloes in this one found them as 23.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

The game pits the Sun Devils, currently No. 26 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Buffaloes, who rate No. 121 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 43-23 victory for the Sun Devils.

In their last action, Colorado was a 57-16 loser at home against Oregon. They failed to cover the 38-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (73) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last game, Arizona State's aerial attack generated 362 yards but it was the Fighting Irish coming away with a 37-34 victory over Arizona State at AT&T Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona State's No. 16-ranked offense (42.2 PPG) against a Buffaloes defense that ranks No. 113 at 38 PPG. The Sun Devils passing attack has averaged 359.4 yards per game, more than the Buffaloes give up through the air (326.75 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Buffaloes own the league's No. 79-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 192.5 yards per game when on the road. Arizona State, on the other hand, rates No. 69 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Buffaloes at Sun Devils trends to consider:
Colorado is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games
Colorado is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
Arizona State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona State's last 5 games

Next up:
Colorado at Charleston Southern, Saturday, October 19th
Arizona State at Washington, Saturday, October 19th