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Betting line favors Beavers over Buffaloes

Colorado Buffaloes Oregon State Beavers
2-0 September 28, 2013, 03:00 | Reser Stadium 3-1



The Beavers will do battle with the visiting Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

They will face the 2-0 Buffaloes, who own a 2-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Beavers are 3-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Buffaloes are 1-1 favoring the OVER.

View Colorado Buffaloes vs Oregon State Beavers Odds and Stats.

The Buffaloes were listed as 11-point Underdog on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 121-rated Buffaloes taking on the No. 28-rated Beavers in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 46-38 win for the Buffaloes on Saturday.

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In their last action, Colorado was a 38-24 winner at home against Central Arkansas. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (62) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Sean Mannion led the way last time out for the Beavers, connecting for 367 passing yards and a 34-30 victory over the Aztecs at Qualcomm Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oregon State's No. 24-ranked offense (41 PPG) against a Buffaloes defense that ranks No. 68 at 25.5 PPG. The Beavers passing attack has averaged 420.75 yards per game, more than the Buffaloes give up through the air (240.5 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Buffaloes own the league's No. 53-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 167 yards per game when on the road. Oregon State, on the other hand, rates No. 117 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Buffaloes at Beavers trends to consider:
Colorado is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Colorado is 8-16 ATS in its last 24 games
Colorado is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Colorado is 4-14 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Oregon State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Oregon State is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oregon State's last 5 games
Oregon State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home


Next up:
Colorado at Oregon, Saturday, October 5th
Oregon State at Washington State, Saturday, October 12th