At 3:00 ET on Saturday, November 25th, the Buffaloes travel to take on the Utes. This CFB week 13 matchup will take place at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City with PACN carrying television coverage. Utah comes into this Pac-12 matchup, as the -22 point home favorite. Keep reading to get my analysis on how this game plays out.
COLORADO BUFFALOES VS UTAH UTES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Colorado Buffaloes +22
This game will be played at Rice-Eccles Stadium at 3:00 ET on Saturday, November 25th.
WHY BET THE COLORADO BUFFALOES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 37-16 in favor of Utah.
- Even though we have Utah winning straight-up, we like Colorado at +22.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 52.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 53 points.
Can the Buffaloes Pull the Upset on the Road?
With a 4-7 record, the Colorado Buffaloes take on Utah. Their road record so far is (2-3) and at home (1-3).
Heading into this week’s matchup with Utah, the Buffaloes have been favored in two games and the underdog in seven. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 6-2-1.
Through 11 games, the average over/under line in Colorado’s games is 61.6 points. Their games have averaged a combined 65.1 points leading to an OU record of 4-5.
On offense, Colorado comes into the game averaging 29.2, which is 48th in the NCAA. On average, they are averaging 301 passing yards (12th) compared to 128th in rushing yards. For the season, they are averaging 340 rushing attempts per contest.
This season, the Buffaloes’ defense has yielded an average of 168.9 rushing yards, earning them a rank of 93rd. Opponents have an average of 296.5 passing yards, with opposing quarterbacks attaining a passer rating of 99.2 when facing Colorado. They are currently 8th in points allowed in NCAA rankings.
Will Utah Live Up to Expectations at Home?
The Utah Utes take on the Colorado with a 7-4 record, including 2-3 on the road and 4-1 at home.
Heading into this week’s matchup with Colorado, the Utes have been favored in five games and the underdog in five. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 6-4.
Utah has an over/under record of 5-5 so far this season. On average their games have combined for 44.6 points with the average over/under line being 46 points.
On offense, the Utes come in with the 75th ranked offense in terms of passing attempts and are averaging 183.8 passing yards per game. In the running game, they are 11th in terms of attempts.
Utah’s defense holds the 117th rank in passing yards allowed per game as they head into this game. On average, opponents have made 32.4 passing attempts against the Utes. They have given up 20 points per game, which places them at 74th in college football. In the rush defense category, they rank 11th in the NCAA.