The Colorado Buffaloes are making their first visit to Sun Devil Stadium for a conference match-up with the No. 21 Arizona St. Sun Devils, although the odds makers don't seem to like their chances very much. That probably shouldn't be too surprising, though.
According to Odds Shark, the Sun Devils open the game as 31-point favorites against the Buffaloes. Arizona State is currently contending for a possible Pac-12 championship with a 5-2 record while Colorado is hanging in the basement with a 1-7 record, so one certainly can't quarrel too much with the odds here. The current over/under is set at 56 points, which could be hard to reach given Colorado's inability to score.
The Buffaloes have lost five straight games this season, including a brutal 45-2 defeat against the Oregon Ducks last Saturday, and at this point they're unsure of whether quarterback Tyler Hansen will be available. Hansen, with 13 touchdowns and just 4 interceptions on the season, has been one of the few positives on the team, making his potential absence particularly important.
For more on this game, visit our Arizona State blog House of Sparky and our Colorado blog The Ralphie Report. Be sure to visit SB Nation NCAA Football for more Week 9 coverage.