Top NCAAF betting sites favor Oregon over Colorado by three TDs when the Colorado Buffaloes and the Oregon Ducks play on Saturday in college football action at Autzen Stadium. Colorado is coming off last weekend’s matchup against Colorado State.
The Buffaloes would end up grinding out an OT win to remain undefeated. Oregon played Hawaii in their previous outing. In that game the Ducks kept the momentum going with a blowout victory. Oregon ranked third among FBS teams for second-quarter points per game last season (14.4).
Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oregon Ducks Odds By MyBookie.Ag
|Colorado||+21 ( -110 )||71 ( -110 )||+805|
|Oregon||-21 ( -110 )||71 ( -110 )||-1220|
Betting Colorado Buffaloes
The Buffaloes started off the 2023 season with a complicated matchup against TCU. Things eventually worked out in their favor, though, with a 45-42 win. Colorado gained 565 total yards (510 yards passing), 30 first downs, and one TO in the win.
In game two versus Nebraska, things went their way even more for the Buffaloes with a 36-14 win. Colorado had 454 yards (396 yards passing) in that game. In the Colorado State contest last weekend, the Buffaloes had to come from behind for 14 points in the last quarter and sent the game into double OT during a chaotic win 43-35. Quarterback Shedeur Sanders posted 348 yards, four TDs, and one pick.
Xavier Weaver, Michael Harrison, and Jimmy Horn had a total of 23 catches, 240 yards, and four TDs to lead the receiving unit. Colorado has dropped each of its past nine games on the road when they have been playing against a conference opponent.
Buffaloes have not covered the best online sportsbooks’ point spread in seven of its past eight games after going into overtime. Colorado has lost the 1st half in each of its past six games when they have been playing against a conference opponent. Each of Colorado’s past seven games as a road dog has gone OVER the total points line.
Betting Oregon Ducks
The Ducks totally obliterated absolutely Portland State in their first meeting of the year. The Ducks scored double-digit points in each quarter en route to an 81-7 win as well as 729 total yards (381 yards passing).
In game two versus Texas Tech, Oregon was in dire straits as they headed into the final quarter. The Ducks scored twenty points from that point on and grabbed the comeback victory 38-30. Back on Saturday against Hawaii, Oregon got off to a 34-3 halftime advantage and scored in each quarter on their way to a 55-10 routing.
Bo Nix posted 247 yards and three passing TD scores. Noah Whittington and Jordan James had a total of 141 rushing yards on the ground and three TD scores. Troy Franklin mustered 83 receiving yards through the air. Tez Johnson accrued 77 yards and two TD scores on four receptions.
Oregon has been the winner in 26 of the last 27 games that they have played at Autzen Stadium. Ducks have covered the top sportsbooks’ point spread in nine of its past ten games when they have been playing at Autzen Stadium.
Oregon has won the 1st quarter in 19 of its last 25 games when they have been playing against a conference opponent at Autzen Stadium. Oregon has won the 1st half in seven of its past eight games that they have played against a conference opponent.
Each of Oregon’s past four games at home in the month of September playing against an AP-ranked team has gone OVER the total points line.
Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oregon Ducks Pick
We are probably going to stick with Oregon in this game. One could make a case either way, however. The Ducks got into a little trouble versus Texas Tech, and ultimately posted 14 penalties for 124 yards in a clumsy showing.
Having said that, the numbers on offense were generally good (472 yards; 10-of-18 on third downs). The team came up with four TOs in a ballsy win. In the Hawaii game, Oregon did not have too much trouble on either side of the ball (in spite of nine penalties for 76 yards).
The Ducks gained 560 yards of offense (210 yards rushing), 8.6 yards per play, and 26 first downs. As for Colorado, they are fresh off a chaotic matchup against Colorado State. The Rams perpetrated a staggering 17 penalties for 182 yards and four TOs (three interceptions).
The Buffaloes still required two overtime to get the win. It was a fierce rivalry matchup plus a win. Nevertheless, the numbers do not bode well heading into this weekend facing an elite Oregon team.