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Washington State A Safe Bet In Pac-12 Play

Washington State has quietly taken over the lead in the Pac-12 with a perfect 7-0 conference record. Bettors have also found profit when the Cougars play conference opponents, as Washington State is 12-4 ATS in its past 16 games against the Pac-12. The Cougars battle for conference supremacy Saturday when they take on the Colorado Buffaloes.

  • The visiting team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games between Washington State and Colorado.
  • Colorado is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 9 games at home.

Luke Falk has excelled in Pac-12 play this season, as the quarterback has completed 73.8 percent of his passes while throwing for 22 touchdowns and four interceptions in seven conference games. Falk performed well against Colorado last season before being injured in the third quarter, as he threw for 199 yards and one TD.

Since losing to USC, Colorado has gone 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS while outscoring opponents 119-55. Running back Phillip Lindsay has been the key to Colorado’s success, as the junior has amassed 542 rushing yards and seven touchdowns in the past four outings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the Colorado Buffaloes as -6-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check BetOnline for the latest on the over under).

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 41-34 win for the Buffaloes on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Washington State Cougars vs Colorado Buffaloes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Colorado Buffaloes are 8-2 overall and 9-1 ATS against the spread, while the Cougars are 8-2 and 6-4 ATS. As for the totals, Colorado is 4-6 on the OU, and Washington State is 6-4 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Washington State injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 12 (Colorado Buffaloes) and the No. 7 (Washington State Cougars) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Colorado's No. 34-ranked offense, averaging 35.2 PPG, against a Washington State defense that ranks No. 43 this week at 24.3 PPG. The Colorado aerial game is averaging 259.6 yards per game, less than the Washington State Cougars secondary allows through the air, 271.6 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Washington State Cougars own the league's No. 15-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 116.5 yards per game when on the road. Colorado, on the other hand, rates No. 16 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Luke Falk led the way last time out for the Cougars, connecting for 373 passing yards and a 56-21 victory over the Golden Bears at Martin Stadium.

Phillip Lindsay went over the 100-yard mark (119) in his team's latest effort as Colorado defeated Arizona by a score of 49-24 on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Washington State is 15-5 ATS in its last 20 games
  • Washington State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington State's last 7 games
  • Washington State is 15-5-1 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
  • Colorado is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Colorado is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
  • Colorado is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington State home to Washington, Friday, November 25th
Colorado home to Utah, Saturday, November 26th