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Colorado Buffaloes Visit California Golden Bears in Week 5 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

Colorado Buffaloes


California Golden Bears
Saturday, September 27, 2014 4:00 PM ET
California Memorial Stadium

The California Golden Bears will be looking to even their Pac-12 conference record at 1-1 when they take on the Colorado Buffaloes as home favorites. The Golden Bears are off to a strong 2-1 start, 3-0 ATS, after a dismal 2013 season in which they went 1-11 SU, 2-10 ATS.

The 2-2 Buffaloes are also enjoying a solid start after a rough campaign last season. Colorado posted a 4-8 record in 2013, including a 41-24 win over California last November. But the Buffaloes have been a strong bet of late, covering the spread in six of their last nine overall, 2-2 on the road.

Colorado Buffaloes vs California Golden Bears Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the California Golden Bears pegged as -12.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

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Computer Prediction: Colorado Buffaloes vs California Golden Bears Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 34-21 result in favor of the Golden Bears. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Colorado Buffaloes vs California Golden Bears Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The California Golden Bears sport a record of 2-1 and 3-0 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Colorado Buffaloes sit at 2-2 and 2-2 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 2-1 for the Golden Bears and 1-3 for the Buffaloes. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and California vs Colorado injuries news.

The California Golden Bears sit at No. 118 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Colorado Buffaloes are at No. 101 on that chart.

How Colorado Buffaloes vs California Golden Bears Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the California Golden Bears No. 16-ranked offense (43.67 PPG) against a Colorado Buffaloes defense that ranks No. 96 at 29.75 PPG. The California Golden Bears passing attack has averaged 335.33 yards per game, more than the Colorado Buffaloes give up through the air (189.75 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Colorado Buffaloes feature the league's No. 22-rated road run defense, allowing 104 yards per game. California, meanwhile, ranks No. 38 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Colorado was a 21-12 winner at home against Warriors. They covered the -8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (33) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Colorado won its last game, 21-12 over Hawaii on Saturday, behind a 172-yard receiving performance from Nelson Spruce at Folsom Field.

California lost its last outing, a 49-45 result against Wildcats on September 20. California covered in that game as a +7.5-point underdog, while the 94 combined points took the game OVER the total. In California's last outing, Jared Goff threw for 380 yards in a losing cause against the Wildcats, 49-45 at Arizona Stadium.

Colorado Buffaloes vs California Golden Bears Betting Odds Trends

Colorado is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Colorado is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
Colorado is 6-18 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
California is 5-15 ATS in its last 20 games
California is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of California's last 6 games
California is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games at home

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Colorado home to Oregon State, Saturday, October 4th
California at Washington State, Saturday, October 4th