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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Colorado Buffaloes Underdogs vs Beavers at Colorado

Oregon State Beavers


Colorado Buffaloes
Saturday, October 04, 2014 4:00 PM ET
Folsom Field

After being dominated in a 35-10 loss to USC in Week 5, 3-1 Oregon State will look to bounce back against 2-3 Colorado. The Beavers are 4-1 SU in their last five, but covered in just two of those games. Despite their struggles over the past year, which included five straight losses SU to end their 2013 regular season, the Beavers have been a solid road bet, 6-1 ATS in their last seven.

The Buffaloes, who have recorded back-to-back wins just once since 2010, have shown steady improvement, covering in seven of their last 10 games. But Colorado were pounded by the Beavers when the two teams last met in September 2013, losing 44-17 as 11.5-point underdogs.

Oregon State Beavers vs Colorado Buffaloes Opening Odds and Betting Line

Odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Colorado Buffaloes as 7.5-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check 5Dimes for the latest on the over under).

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Computer Prediction: Oregon State Beavers vs Colorado Buffaloes Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 37-35 win for the Buffaloes. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Oregon State Beavers vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Colorado bring a 2-3 record (3-2 ATS) to the Week 6 betting matchup against the 3-1 Oregon State Beavers, who are 1-3 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Colorado go 2-3 so far and the Beavers go 1-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Oregon State injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Colorado Buffaloes at No. 92 and the Oregon State Beavers at No. 68 heading into this contest.

How Oregon State Beavers vs Colorado Buffaloes Stats Matchup

The game also pits Colorado's No. 63-ranked offense, averaging 31.8 PPG, against a Oregon State defense that ranks No. 44 this week at 21.5 PPG. The Colorado aerial game is averaging 321.6 yards per game, more than the Oregon State Beavers secondary allows through the air, 171.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Oregon State Beavers feature the league's No. 50-rated road run defense, allowing 150 yards per game. Colorado, meanwhile, ranks No. 78 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oregon State was a 35-10 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Trojans. They failed to cover the +7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (45) made winners of UNDER bettors. Oregon State didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Trojans as Southern Cal blasted them 35-10 in Week 5 action.

Colorado was a 59-56 loser in its last match on the road against Golden Bears. They covered the +13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 115 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Sefo Liufau's 449-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as California earned a 59-56 win over Colorado on Saturday at California Memorial Stadium.

Oregon State Beavers vs Colorado Buffaloes Betting Odds Trends

Oregon State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oregon State's last 5 games
Oregon State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Oregon State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Colorado is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Colorado is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games
Colorado is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oregon State home to Utah, Thursday, October 16th
Colorado at Southern Cal, Saturday, October 18th