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Washington State looks to bounce back from disastrous loss

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The Washington State Cougars had a 6-0 SU and 4-2 ATS run snapped last Friday in a 37-3 loss to the California Golden Bears. The Cougars will try to get back on track Saturday when they host the Colorado Buffaloes.

SHARK BITES
  • Washington State is 2-6 ATS in its last eight games at home against teams with winning records.
  • Colorado is 1-5 ATS in its last six games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of Washington State’s last seven games at home.

Luke Falk was starting to garner some Heisman hype with 2,000 passing yards and a 19-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio. But those Heisman hopes were dashed on Friday as the senior quarterback threw five interceptions in the loss. Nothing was working on either side of the ball for the Cougars, who fell to 10-3 SU in their last 13 games against conference foes.

Colorado narrowly edged out the Oregon State Beavers with a 36-33 win on Saturday as 10-point road favorites. The Buffaloes rank 98th in the nation in total defense, allowing 424 yards per game, which has translated into a 1-3 SU and ATS record since the beginning of conference play.

The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven games between these two teams. Colorado is just 4-32 SU in its last 36 road games against teams with winning records.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Colorado Buffaloes opened as 10.5-point underdogs in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of writing time; check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

A 31-22 result in favor of the Cougars was the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington State Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Washington State brings a 6-1 record (4-3 ATS) to the Week 8 betting matchup against the 4-3 Colorado Buffaloes, who are 2-5 against the spread. OVER/UNDER betting has seen Washington State go 2-5 so far and the Buffaloes go 3-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington State vs Colorado injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Washington State Cougars at No. 33 and the Colorado Buffaloes at No. 79 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington State's No. 37-ranked offense, averaging 34.43 PPG, against a Colorado defense that ranks No. 54 this week at 24.14 PPG. The Washington State aerial game is averaging 380.86 yards per game, more than the Colorado secondary allows through the air, 228.71 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Buffaloes own the league's No. 79-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 187.5 yards per game when on the road. Washington State, on the other hand, rates No. 125 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In its last game, Colorado got a 185-yard performance from Phillip Lindsay as a key part of its 36-33 win over Oregon State.

Washington State didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Golden Bears as California blasted them 37-3 in Week 7 action.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Colorado is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • Colorado is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Colorado is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Washington State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Washington State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games
  • Washington State is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado home to California, Saturday, October 28
Washington State at Arizona, Saturday, October 28

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