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Washington State CougarsColorado Buffaloes
Oct 1, 3:30 PM | Grass of Folsom Field

Washington State Cougars vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds

2-1TEAM RECORD1-3

The Cougars will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Buffaloes in Colorado at Folsom Field on Saturday in Week 5 action.

They battle the Cougars, currently with a 2-1 mark (2-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 2-2 for the Buffaloes and 3-0 for the Cougars.

View Washington State vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Cougars in this one found them as 3-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Buffaloes at No. 40 and the Cougars at No. 87 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 57-25 result in favor of the Cougars.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 89-ranked offense, averaging 23.8 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 57 this week at 23.3 PPG. The Buffaloes aerial game is averaging 287.5 yards per game, more than the Cougars secondary allows through the air, 254.3 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Cougars own the league's No. 93-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 227 yards per game when on the road. Colorado, on the other hand, rates No. 93 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Washington State was a 42-24 loser in their most recent outing on the road against San Diego State. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (66) made winners of OVER bettors.

Colorado was a 37-17 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Ohio State. They failed to cover the 15–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (54) made winners of OVER bettors.

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing in October are 0-10
When playing on grass are 0-10
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 1-9

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

A few Cougars at Buffaloes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington State's last 7 games on the road
Washington State is 4-20 SU in its last 24 games
Washington State is 1-18 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Colorado is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Colorado's last 12 games at home
Colorado is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games

Next up:
Washington State at UCLA, Saturday, October 8
Colorado at Stanford, Saturday, October 8

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