Buffaloes vs Ducks Game Preview
Colorado Buffaloes vs Oregon Ducks Odds
The Oregon Ducks, who just dropped another spot in the BCS standings, look to gain it back when they host the Colorado Buffaloes Saturday afternoon (3 pm ET, Pac-12 Network).
The Ducks, tied for the lead in the North Division at 4-0, were early 45-point favorites over the 1-6 Buffs.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Ducks rated this week at No. 47 and the Buffaloes sitting at No. 123. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 64-9 result in favor of the Ducks this week.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oregon's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 51 PPG, against a Buffaloes defense that ranks No. 123 this week at 42.6 PPG. The Ducks aerial game is averaging 212 yards per game, less than the Buffaloes secondary allows through the air, 316.6 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Buffaloes feature the league's No. 48-rated road run defense, allowing 145.2 yards per game. Oregon, meanwhile, ranks No. 7 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Colorado, they were a 50-6 loser as they battled Southern Cal on the road. Colorado failed to cover in the match as a 39-point underdog, while 56 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Colorado didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Trojans as Southern Cal blasted them 50-6 in Week 8 action.
Last time out for Oregon, they were a 43-21 winner as they battled Arizona State on the road. Oregon covered in the match as a 8.5-point favorite, while 64 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kenjon Barner went over the 100-yard mark (143) in his team's latest effort as Oregon defeated Arizona State by a score of 43-21 on Thursday.
Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing in October are 0-10
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 3-7
Oregon Ducks Trends:
When playing in October are 10-0
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 9-1
A few Buffaloes at Ducks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games on the road
Colorado is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Colorado is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Colorado is 2-14 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oregon is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Colorado home to Stanford, Saturday, November 3
Oregon at Southern Cal, Saturday, November 3