Thursday, October 11, 9:00 p.m. (et)
Thursday’s college football odds
Arizona State (4-1) at Colorado (1-4)
Folsom Field - Boulder, Colorado
The Pac-12 has the Thursday night ESPN spotlight again this week as Arizona State, the leader of the Pac-12 North, faces Colorado. The Sun Devils are 23-point favorites on WagerWeb.com.
Oddsmakers currently has Arizona State as -23 point favorite with the total at 57
Both teams last played Sept. 29. ASU (4-1, 2-0) won 27-17 at California. Taylor Kelly threw three touchdown passes, connecting with Kevin Ozier twice and Darwin Rogers once for the Sun Devils. Kelly completed 26 of 45 passes for 292 yards, but Arizona State was unable to pull away. The Sun Devils settled for field goal attempts on four drives deep into Cal territory. Alex Garoutte made only two of them, hitting the upright on a 39-yard try in the third quarter and having a 38-yarder blocked by Nick Forbes early in the fourth to keep the lead at 20-10.
Colorado (1-4, 1-1) was beaten 42-14 at home by UCLA. The Bruins turned a pair of third-quarter CU turnovers into touchdowns, broke open what had been a competitive game and buried the Buffs. A week after accounting for four touchdowns in the 35-34 win at Washington State, CU quarterback Jordan Webb completed 21-of-32 passes for 184 yards and one TD. He was intercepted once and sacked four times.
Nick Hirschman replaced Webb in the fourth quarter and completed two of three attempts for 42 yards and a touchdown. CU finished with 309 yards in total offense. At WSU, the Buffs rushed for a season-best 186 yards. The Bruins held them to 83 on 30 attempts.
Entering this week’s matchup, Arizona State leads the Pac-12 Conference in several statistical categories: pass efficiency defense (90.25), total defense (276.20), scoring defense (13.60), pass defense (137.00), passing efficiency (167.40), quarterback sacks (4.20) and tackles for loss (9.80). Additionally, Kelly leads the conference in passing efficiency at 166.34.
Colorado ranks last in the conference in scoring offense (21.6 ppg) and is 10th in total offense at 341.8 yards per game. With an overall pass efficiency rating of 118.6, Colorado is 11th in the conference and will have to compete with ASU’s top-ranked pass efficiency defense of 90.2 on the season.
One of Colorado’s strengths on the year has been red zone offense, as the team has converted on 12-of-14 (85.7 percent) attempts inside the 20 with 11 touchdowns. ASU is allowing just 69.2 of its opponents red zone possessions to score, however, and that that ranks second in red zone defense in the conference.
WagerWeb.com trends: Buffaloes are 2-8 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. Buffaloes are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games. Over is 4-0 in Sun Devils last 4 games following a bye week. Over is 6-0 in Sun Devils last 6 Thursday games. Over is 4-0 in Sun Devils last 4 games in October. Sun Devils are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October. Sun Devils are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game. Sun Devils are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
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