The Colorado Buffaloes (3-0 overall, 2-0 Pac-12) visit the Arizona Wildcats (0-3, 0-3) Saturday for a 7 p.m. ET kickoff. Below, we analyze the Colorado-Arizona college football betting odds and lines, with picks and predictions.
Colorado at Arizona: Betting odds, spread and lines
Colorado at Arizona: Three things to know
Arizona has only scored eight touchdowns this season and averages only 22.3 points per game.
Colorado RB Jarek Broussard has 432 rushing yards and three touchdowns in three games.
Colorado leads the conference with a 35:11 time of possession per game, which limits the upside of opponents putting points on the board.
Colorado at Arizona: Odds, betting lines, predictions and picks
Colorado 28, Arizona 17
Money line (ML)
Colorado is quietly unbeaten in the conference and should hold a significant advantage over the winless Wildcats. Arizona is bad offensively and not good defensively. They have the worst time of possession in the conference among teams who have played more than one game, they have the lowest third-down conversion percentage in the conference at 32% and they have the lowest red zone percentage in the conference, scoring touchdowns only half the time they get inside the 20. Defensively, they allow the second-most points per game in the conference. Take COLORADO -275.
Against the spread (ATS)
Colorado has covered the spread in all three of its wins, although no team they have beaten is over .500. That said, Arizona has a worse record than all the Buffs’ previous opponents. Dating back to last season, they have covered in five of their last six games. Arizona is 1-2 ATS. Take COLORADO -7.5 (-105).
At 57.5, the total is high, especially since the two teams’ season scoring averages add up to less than the total. Arizona just won’t score enough. Both teams have seen their points scored decrease in each of their first three games. Take UNDER 57.5 POINTS (-105).
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