Colorado Buffaloes (4-6) vs. Washington State Cougars (4-6)
As Week 12 of NCAAF kicks off on Friday, November 17th 2023, an intriguing battle will unfold between Colorado Buffaloes and Washington State Cougars on a closely-contested battle field. Both squads sport identical 6-6 records indicating close competition in this highly anticipated matchup. Not only can fans of college football enjoy this matchup, but this game also presents bettors with several intriguing college football picks to consider.
The Colorado Buffaloes have displayed impressive performances this season despite facing considerable adversity, particularly their ability to surpass betting spreads. A key component of their offensive strategy has been Dylan Edwards, with 278 rushing yards and one touchdown being pivotal to their offense. Furthermore, Xavier Weaver has become an invaluable weapon in their passing game by collecting 867 receiving yards with four touchdowns scored; thus becoming an indispensable target.
On the contrary, Washington State Cougars have experienced their fair share of challenges throughout this season. Although they’ve suffered several defeats, they’ve shown remarkable resiliency despite them, particularly at home where they boast an improved record against the spread (ATS). Players such as Nakia Watson (210 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns), alongside Lincoln Victor (723 receiving yards with four touchdowns to match Watson’s) have played crucial roles in maintaining competitiveness across their matches.
Colorado Buffaloes vs. Washington State Cougars Game Info
|Friday, November 17, 2023 at 10:30 PM ET
|Clarence D. Martin Stadium
Shedeur Sanders QB vs. Cameron Ward QB
Shedeur Sanders has delivered an outstanding season as quarterback of the Colorado Buffaloes. His accomplishments include completing 292 passes for 3,144 passing yards and 26 touchdowns while maintaining an incredible completion percentage of 69.5% despite considerable pressure to achieve an exceptional passer rating of 151.4. Sanders excels at executing accurate passes while deciphering defensive strategies skillfully; yet has been vulnerable to 48 sacks accumulated throughout this year.
Cameron Ward has shown impressive statistical success at Washington State Cougars quarterback position as well. Ward completed 274 passes resulting in 3,127 yards and 20 touchdowns; these numbers highlight his ability to efficiently lead offensive plays for his team. Ward boasts an outstanding completion percentage of 67.2% with an impressive passer rating of 145.3, both testaments to his consistent performance and technical aptitude. Ward approaches each game quickly making decisions while making effective use of short to medium range passes; yet five interceptions have already been committed this season despite this impressive stat.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Washington State Cougars -225, Total Odds: 64.5
The betting odds favor the Washington State Cougars with a spread of -4.5 and a moneyline of -225. The total for the game is set at 64.5, reflecting expectations of a high-scoring affair. Bettors should consider these odds carefully, especially given the strengths and vulnerabilities of both teams.
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes have a strong record against the spread (ATS) in recent games, going 4-1-1 in their last 6 games. However, their struggle to win games outright, especially on the road where they are 2-13 SU in their last 15, is a point of concern. The trend of their games going over the total in 13 of the last 20 instances suggests a tendency for high-scoring matches.
Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars, on the other hand, have been less consistent ATS, going 1-5 in their last 6 games. Their home advantage has been significant, though, with an 11-5 ATS record in their last 16 games at home. Interestingly, their games have tended to go under the total when playing at home against Colorado.
Colorado Buffaloes vs. Washington State Cougars November 15, 2023, Betting Picks
Given the current form and statistics, this game is shaping up to be a closely contested affair. The Buffaloes have shown they can cover spreads, but their poor road record is a significant factor. The Washington State Cougars, despite their overall struggles, have a solid home ATS record, which could play in their favor.
For bettors looking for the best live betting website, this game presents several intriguing options. The over/under is set quite high, and given the trends, there might be value in betting the under. Additionally, considering the home advantage and recent performances, Washington State seems to be the safer pick, especially to cover the spread.