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Oregon favored by -36.5 against Colorado on Saturday

Oregon Ducks Colorado Buffaloes

Oregon heads to Colorado as a giant favorite in a battle of the Pac-12’s best and worst teams.

The Ducks are 38-point favorites. They covered as 38.5-point favorites in last week’s 55-16 win over California and have yet to be challenged this season.

It’s hard to expect Colorado to be the first team to slow down the Ducks.

Colorado is 6-14 against the spread in conference play since joining the Pac-12. The Buffaloes lost 70-14 at Oregon last season. They fell behind 38-3 in a 44-17 loss at Oregon State last week.

Colorado has covered the spread in only seven of its last 20 games as an underdog.

They bring a 2-1 record (2-1 ATS) to the Week 6 battle against the 4-0 Ducks, who are 4-0 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Colorado go 2-1 so far and the Ducks go 3-1.

View Oregon Ducks vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds and Stats.

Colorado were sitting as 36.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 120-rated Buffaloes and the No. 1-rated Ducks in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 76-31 win for the Ducks on Saturday.

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Colorado was hammered in its last outing, as Oregon State ran up a 44-17 score against them at Reser Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 58-ranked offense (32 PPG) against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 4 at 10.75 PPG. The Buffaloes passing attack has averaged 295.67 yards per game, more than the Ducks give up through the air (186 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Ducks feature the league's No. 27-rated road run defense, allowing 107 yards per game. Colorado, meanwhile, ranks No. 116 in rushing offense at home.

A few Ducks at Buffaloes trends to consider:
Oregon is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oregon's last 10 games
Oregon is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Colorado is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games
Colorado is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games

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