No one in their right mind would pick the Arizona State Sun Devils to lose their home coming football game against the Colorado Buffaloes this Saturday. All signs point to a cakewalk for Brock Osweiler and his fellow desert demons against the 1-7 Buffaloes who are coming off a 45-2 drubbing at home to the Oregon Ducks. But Vegas seems to have gone a bit overboard with their open line for the game, setting the spread at 31 points.
A 31-point spread is a lot for a football game. It's the second-highest line in the nation for any college football game. Only the Ducks 34.5-point line over Washington State is higher. There's a point here about disparity in the Pac-12 in those two lines as well, but that's a topic for another day.
The Devils are saying all the right things about not underestimating their opponent who's given up 37 points per game.
"If you're playing Division I football, you know what? You're a good football team with quality football players," Osweiler said.
We'll see Saturday how it's plays out, but 31 points seems a wee bit high to us.