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Colorado BuffaloesUtah Utes
4-7November 30, 2013, 02:00 | Rice-Eccles Stadium4-7

Utah will look to improve on its 4-7 record this week when they host Colorado in Week 14 action at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday.

They battle the Buffaloes, currently with a 4-7 mark (6-5 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 5-6 for the Utes and 8-3 for the Buffaloes.

View Colorado Buffaloes vs Utah Utes Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Buffaloes in this one found them as 14-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

The game pits the Utes, currently No. 79 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Buffaloes, who rate No. 113 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 29-16 victory for the Utes.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 47-29 result against Southern Cal on November 23. Colorado covered in that game as a 21-point underdog, while the 76 combined points took the game OVER the total. Adam Schulz led the way last time out for the Utes, connecting for 347 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 49-37 loss to the Utes at Martin Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 64-ranked offense (29.64 PPG) against a Buffaloes defense that ranks No. 118 at 39.55 PPG. The Utes passing attack has averaged 236.55 yards per game, less than the Buffaloes give up through the air (261.91 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Buffaloes feature the league's No. 74-rated road run defense, allowing 189 yards per game. Utah, meanwhile, ranks No. 56 in rushing offense at home.

A few Buffaloes at Utes trends to consider:
Colorado is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
Colorado is 5-17 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games
Utah is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home