Free Week 10 Prediction: Buffaloes vs Wildcats Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 10
(5-3) Colorado Buffaloes vs. Arizona Wildcats (4-5)
Date: Friday November 2nd 2018
Time: 10:30 pm EST
Venue: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
NCAA Football Spread: Arizona -3
NCAA Betting Total: 57.5
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The Buffaloes and Wildcats currently sit at opposite ends of the momentum spectrum. Colorado was looking great at the start of the year but has recently fallen off. Arizona, on the other hand, is coming off a 44-15 win over the then-ranked No. 19 Oregon Ducks.
Arizona, with all the momentum, enters this contest as a three-point favorite.
The Colorado Buffaloes are 2-3 in Pac-12 play this season. That’s less than ideal considering how their season started and what kind of expectations they had early, which is what caused the team to host a players-only meeting after a terrible loss to the Oregon State Beavers. Their defense, which was just a few weeks ago looking quite good, gave up 31 points in the last 23-plus minutes of the game—not including a Beavers touchdown in overtime.
Offensively, this group only scored three points following the 75-yard run less than one minute into the second half that gave Colorado a seemingly unsurmountable (for Oregon State) 31-3 lead.
Against Arizona, turnovers will be important to keep track of—more important than they usually are, that is.
Colorado is leading its conference with a plus-7 differentia and Arizona leads the conference with 12 forced turnovers since the competition turned Pac-12 exclusive.
Last year’s October 7 contest was Tate’s big reveal to the conference. He came into the game after Dawkins went down with an injury in Quarter No. 1 and managed to collect a record 327 yards (FBS Quarterbacks) and four scores. He also threw for 154 yards and another touchdown through the air.
On defense, Colin Schooler is posting 1.78 tackles for loss per game. That number is good enough to lead the conference.
Against Colorado, this will play a big role in Arizona’s success. If Schooler can get into the backfield of the opposing Buffaloes, and if he can put pressure on Colorado beyond just 1 or 2 tackles for loss (meaning early production makes the Buffaloes change their game plan because of his constant pressure), Arizona will have a solid shot at winning both straight up and against the three-point spread.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 7-1 in ARIZ last 8 conference games.
- ARIZ are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games in November.
- Over is 15-5 in ARIZ last 20 games as a favorite.
Free Week 10 NCAA Football Pick
As much momentum as Arizona has after its big win over Oregon, we’re not comfortable enough with their recent body of work at large to give them the three-point advantage—if we were oddsmakers.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Colorado ATS
Not only are we picking the Buffaloes to pick up a win ATS, but we’re giving them the underdog victory straight up.
Players-only meetings don’t always work out, but this one, considering how well Colorado started and how mediocre the Wildcats have been at large, should pay dividends.
Week 10 Free Score Prediction: Colorado Buffaloes 35 – Arizona Wildcats 30
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