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Buckeyes battle Buffaloes in Week 4 odds

Colorado BuffaloesOhio State Buckeyes
Sep 24, 3:30 PM | Turf of Ohio Stadium

Colorado Buffaloes vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds


Colorado visits Ohio State on Saturday, hoping to send the Buckeyes to a loss while also covering the spread in NCAAF action at Ohio Stadium.

The Buffaloes will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Buckeyes are 1-2 ATS. Colorado is 1-2 against the total, while Ohio State is 0-3 versus the number.

View Colorado vs Ohio State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Buffaloes were listed as 15-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Buckeyes at No. 95 and the Buffaloes at No. 44 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 33-22 result in favor of the Buckeyes.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ohio State's No. 80-ranked offense (25 PPG) against a Buffaloes defense that ranks No. 83 at 28 PPG. The Buckeyes passing attack has averaged 172.3 yards per game, less than the Buffaloes give up through the air (208 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Buffaloes feature the league's No. 56-rated road run defense, allowing 165 yards per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, ranks No. 63 in rushing offense at home.

Colorado was a 28-14 winner in their most recent outing at home against Colorado State. They covered the 7–point spread as favorites, while the total score (42) made winners of UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Ohio State was a 24-6 loser on the road against Miami. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (30) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on turf are 9-1
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 9-1

A few Buffaloes at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Colorado is 3-8 SU in its last 11 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
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State's last 5 games
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio State is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio State's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Colorado home to Washington State, Saturday, October 1
Ohio State home to Michigan State, Saturday, October 1