Arizona State Sun Devils vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 10/29/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona State Sun Devils vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location: Folsom Field in Boulder, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Buffaloes (+12)
The Colorado Buffaloes (1-6) welcome the Arizona State Sun Devils (2-5) at Folsom Field on Saturday. Arizona State opens as 12-point favorites. The total is 48.
The Arizona State Sun Devils head into this matchup 2-5 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Sun Devils took the field against the Stanford Cardinal and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 15-14. Xazavian Valladay was the leader on the ground for the Sun Devils with 18 carries for 76 yds (4.2 yards per carry). Emory Jones finished 14/25 with 227 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 137.5 and ended the contest with 1 interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Sun Devils gave up 78 yds on 25 tries, which averages out to 3.1 yds per run allowed. Arizona State conceded 33 pass completions on 58 attempts for a total of 320 yards, and a completion rate of 56.9%. In the game, they ran 60 plays which gave them a total of 355 yards. The Arizona State Sun Devils ended up running the ball 34 times and accounted for 128 yds, which earned them an average of 3.8 yds per attempt.
The Sun Devils have earned 2,475 yards in total for the year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Arizona State has earned 8 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 10 times. Arizona State has amassed 133 first downs as a team, and they have committed 55 penalties for 530 yds. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 135.1 yards in the run game which is 88th in the nation. Concerning getting in the endzone, the Arizona State Sun Devils have an average of 25.0 PPG.
The Sun Devils rank 78th in college football in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 28.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per run and 154.1 yards on the ground per game for the campaign. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 1,079 yards via the running game in 7 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Sun Devils have allowed 1,770 yds which has them ranked 79th in the country. They have allowed 252.9 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 62.7%. For the season, they have yielded 407.0 yards/game putting them 96th in college football. They have allowed 8 touchdowns via the pass as well as 14 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Buffaloes head into this game 1-6 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Buffaloes walked away with a loss by a score of 42-9 when they played the Oregon State Beavers. Jayle Stacks carried the football 8 times for 50 yds, ending the game with 6.3 yards per carry for Colorado. JT Shrout finished the game with 206 yds on 13/29 through the air while his quarterback rating was 90.7. He had 2 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.1. Colorado gave up 44 attempts on the ground for 270 yards (6.1 yds per rush). The Buffaloes secondary conceded a completion rate of 63.6%, surrendering 202 yards on 14 out of 22 through the air. The Buffaloes ended up finishing with 290 yards while running 57 plays (5.1 yards per play). Colorado rushed for 3.0 yds per attempt, finishing with 84 yards on 28 attempts.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Buffaloes are sitting 129th in college football by scoring 13.7 points per game. During the season so far, the Buffaloes have thrown for 1,236 yards through the air together with an average of 176.6 throwing yards per game, ranking them 114th in the nation. The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 286.1 yards/game, which is good for 124th in the country. The Colorado offense has compiled 312 penalty yds on 33 violations, which is 119th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team.
The Buffaloes are giving up 38.7 points per game, which puts them 129th in the nation. Colorado has yielded a total of 1,776 yards on the ground (253.7 yards per contest) and 19 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 271 total points. They have given up 15 touchdowns through the air as well as 219.6 yards per outing, which has them in 55th in D-1. The Buffaloes defense has participated in 486 plays, ranking them 51st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Sun Devils/Buffaloes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Sun Devils -12
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