At the beginning of the season NCAA Football betting expectations could not have been higher for Washington. Conversely for Colorado the only preseason outlook was bleakness. Yet so far this season the results are unexpected for both teams and gamblers. Washington is already out of the college football playoff conversation. And Colorado has been one of the surprise teams in the Pac 12 Conference. Owing to that is surprise at the big chalk that is Washington. With that in mind handicappers are concerned about U-Dub being an overlay. Increasingly the Huskies have become a team to avoid on the college football board.
Colorado Buffaloes vs. Washington Huskies
Date and Time: Saturday, October 20, 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Husky Stadium, Seattle, Washington
NCAA Football Betting Odds at SBG:
|Colorado||+15½ (-110)||51½ (-110)|
|Washington U||-15½ (-110)||51½ (-110)|
Colorado vs. Washington TV Coverage: FOX
Colorado is 5-1 straight up and 4-2 against the odds. Additionally, five of their six games have gone under the total. Last week the Buffs lost at USC 31-20. The Buffs rank 34th in the nation for scoring offense and 30th for scoring defense. On the whole it’s been a remarkable comeback for head coach Mike MacIntyre. Two years ago, he won Pac 12 coach of the year. Above all he got the Buffs into the Pac 12 championship game. But a lot of goodwill was lost in last season’s 5-7 campaign. Coach Mac has CU back on track.
Counter to that is Washington’s record of 5-2 straight up but just 2-5 vs. the line. Subsequently the Huskies have gone under the total in six out of seven games. Likewise, Washington is coming off a 30-27 overtime heartbreaker at Oregon. Overall Washington’s offense has been a major drag on the team. To show the Huskies rank 67th in the nation for scoring offense. Balanced against that is a good defense that ranks 11th for points allowed. On the whole highly touted quarterback Jake Browning has been a major disappointment. His production has dropped significantly from Washington’s 2016 playoff season.
Stats to Consider
Colorado has been a poor NCAA Football betting value as a road dog lately. To illustrate the Buffs have failed to cover four of their last five in that role. Seven of their last eight getting points on the road went under the total. Counter to that is Washington being in the black as a home chalk. The Huskies have paid in five of their last eight laying points at Husky Stadium. Four of their last six in that situation have gone under the total.
Team vs. Team
Washington has utterly dominated this online wagering series with Colorado. For example, the Huskies have won and covered eight straight games against the Buffs. The last two meetings have gone under the total. U-Dub has won and covered the last three home meetings with Colorado. All three games went over the total.
Matchup to Watch
Fashion both teams coming off NCAA Football Betting losses last week and their respective mental states are the great matchup concern. Secondly Browning and the Washington offense can’t be trusted to generate enough scoring to cover the big number.
Colorado vs. Washington NCAA Football Betting
In conclusion Colorado is good enough to hang within this big number. Consistent with that is Washington’s inconsistent offense.
Colorado vs. Washington NCAA Football Betting Pick: Colorado Buffaloes
Colorado vs. Washington NCAA Football Betting Score Prediction: Colorado 24, Washington 28
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