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PAC-12: Arizona vs Colorado 10/1/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Colorado Buffaloes (0-4) vs. Arizona Wildcats (2-2)
October 1, 2022 9:30 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -18 / Colorado Buffaloes +18; Over/Under: 55.5
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The Arizona Wildcats and Colorado Buffaloes do battle Saturday in PAC-12 week 5 college football action at Arizona Stadium. The Colorado Buffaloes look to avoid their first 0-5 start since the 2006 season. The Arizona Wildcats look to get a game above a .500 record.

The Colorado Buffaloes haven’t won a road game since December 2020. Owen McCown is completing 61.2 percent of his passes for 310 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Daniel Arias and Jordyn Tyson have combined for 277 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while R.J. Sneed II has 6 receptions. The Colorado Buffaloes ground game is averaging 104.8 yards per contest, and Deion Smith leads the way with 175 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Colorado is allowing 43.3 points and 478.8 yards per game. Quinn Perry leads the Colorado Buffaloes with 33 tackles, Josh Chandler-Semedo has 2 sacks and Isaiah Lewis has 1 interception.

The Arizona Wildcats have lost 6 of their last 8 home games. Jayden de Laura is completing 60.1 percent of his passes for 1,149 yards, 8 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Jacob Cowing and Dorian Singer have combined for 673 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Tetairoa McMillan has 11 receptions. The Arizona Wildcats ground game is averaging 132.3 yards per contest, and Michael Wiley leads the way with 210 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 34 points and 416.8 yards per game. Jerry Roberts leads the Arizona Wildcats with 35 tackles, Hunter Echols has 2 sacks and Jaxen Turner has 1 interception.

The Buffaloes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in October. The over is 4-1 in Buffaloes last 5 road games. The over is 5-1-1 in Wildcats last 7 games overall. The Buffaloes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Arizona.

The Arizona Wildcats have done nothing well on either side of the ball through 4 games, and it’s tough making a case for them even when getting a decent amount of points. The Arizona Wildcats have issues of their own, but the offense has a great passing game, and they’d be even better if they could just limit stupid turnovers. Still, Colorado is terrible. Arizona should win this game comfortably, but mistakes could allow the Buffaloes to hang around. It’s still Arizona or pass for me.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Arizona Wildcats -18
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