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Nov 3, 2:00 PM | Grass of Folsom Field

Stanford Cardinal vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds


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

They battle the Cardinal, currently with a 6-2 mark (4-4 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 4-3 for the Buffaloes and 2-6 for the Cardinal.

View Stanford vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Buffaloes sat as 28-point underdogs, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Buffaloes - Cardinal odds would favor the Cardinal if the lines were set according to power ranks. Colorado is rated No. 120 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Cardinal sit at No. 45. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 36-0 win for the Cardinal.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 117-ranked offense (18.1 PPG) against a Cardinal defense that ranks No. 20 at 18.6 PPG. The Buffaloes passing attack has averaged 205.2 yards per game, less than the Cardinal give up through the air (287 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cardinal feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 96.3 yards per game. Colorado, meanwhile, ranks No. 115 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Stanford was a 24-17 winner at home against Washington State. They failed to cover the 25.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (41) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Cardinal grabbed a Week 9 victory over the Cougars in their last game, winning 24-17 at Stanford Stadium.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 70-14 loser as they battled Oregon on the road. Colorado failed to cover in the match as a 47-point underdog, while 84 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Christian Powell tore up the turf for 121 rushing yards in the latest Buffaloes game, a 70-14 loss to the Ducks at Autzen Stadium.

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 8-2

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Cardinal at Buffaloes trends to consider:
Stanford is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Stanford's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Stanford's last 5 games on the road
Stanford is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games
Colorado is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Colorado is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
Colorado is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games

Next up:
Stanford home to Oregon State, Saturday, November 10
Colorado at Arizona, Saturday, November 10