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Colorado Huge Dogs vs Stanford

The Stanford Cardinal get a fairly easily Pac-12 opponent for the second straight week this week when they clash with the Colorado Buffaloes.

Colorado has been a terrible road team over the last few seasons, and are 0-5 ATS in their last five road games. And bettors have been pounding Stanford, betting it all the way up to -30 at many online sportsbooks.

Andrew Luck added to his Heisman campaign with a 23-for-27, three-touchdown game last time out.

View Colorado vs Stanford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup the Cardinal sat as 27-point favorites and has been bet up to -30. That means you can get Colorado at +30 at Bovada. The total hovers around 60.5 Saturday morning over at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Cardinal, currently No. 13 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Buffaloes, who rate No. 48 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 62-22 victory for the Cardinal.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Stanford's No. 7-ranked offense (45.8 PPG) against a Buffaloes defense that ranks No. 89 at 30.4 PPG. The Cardinal passing attack has averaged 274 yards per game, more than the Buffaloes give up through the air (222 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Buffaloes feature the league's No. 88-rated road run defense, allowing 195.5 yards per game. Stanford, meanwhile, ranks No. 55 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 31-27 loser as they battled Washington State at home. Colorado failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 58 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Stanford was a 45-19 winner in its last match at home against UCLA. They covered the 23–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 64 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 10-0
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 9-1

A few Buffaloes at Cardinal trends to consider:
Colorado is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games
Colorado is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Colorado is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Stanford's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Stanford's last 6 games

Next up:
Colorado at Washington, Saturday, October 15
Stanford at Washington State, Saturday, October 15

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