The Colorado Buffaloes and Washington State Cougars will face off on Friday, November 17th at 10:30 ET. You kind find this week 12 NCAAF game between the Buffaloes and Cougars on FS1. The Cougars are set as 5 point favorites at home in this Pac-12 showdown. Can they pull off a home win and cover the spread?


The Pick: Colorado Buffaloes +5

This game will be played at Martin Stadium at 10:30 ET on Friday, November 17th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 34-29 in favor of Washington State.
  • Even though we have Washington State winning straight-up, we like Colorado at +5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 62.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 63 points.

Can Colorado Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

With a 4-6 record, the Colorado Buffaloes take on Washington State. Their road record so far is (2-2) and at home (1-3).

Heading into this week’s matchup with Washington State, the Buffaloes have been favored in two games and the underdog in six. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 6-1-1.

Colorado has put together an over/under record of 3-5 throughout this season. The average combined score in their games has been 64.6 points, and the standard over/under line has stood at 61.8 points.

On the ground, the Buffaloes are 82nd in college football at 299 attempts per game. This has led to an average of 70 (127th). So far, they have turned to the passing game 42.3 and have a per game average of 314.7. Overall, they are 41st in points (30.7 PPG).

Colorado comes into the game 133rd in points allowed, allowing 33.9 points per game. Teams have been gaining 292 passing yards on average against them (172nd). Against the run, they’re giving up 172.7 yards, placing them 125th in college football.

Do the Cougars Have What it Takes at Home?

This season, the Washington State Cougars are currently 4-6. So far this season, they have played five road games and four at home.

Washington State has gone into four games as the favorite this season and five games as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 4-5.

After 10 games, the average over/under line in Washington State’s matches stands at 57.2 points. The collective score in their games has averaged 60.2 points, resulting in an OU record of 5-4.

On the offensive side, Washington State has averaged 30.3 points per game this season. This figure has them 42nd in the NCAA. Their passing game, averaging 337.9 passing yards, is ranked 4th nationally. In terms of rushing, they’re 125th in rushing yards with an average of 282 rushing attempts per contest this season.

This season, the Cougars’ defense has yielded an average of 163.4 rushing yards, earning them a rank of 98th. Opponents have an average of 249.4 passing yards, with opposing quarterbacks attaining a passer rating of 91.4 when facing Washington State. They are currently 27th in points allowed in NCAA rankings.