Colorado at Nebraska College Football Picks and Predictions 9/8/2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
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The Colorado Buffaloes head to Memorial Stadium to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Nebraska as 4 point favorites. The Buffaloes are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Cornhuskers were 4-8-0 against the spread and their over/under mark was 7-4-1 last season. This will be their first game of 2018.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Colorado Buffaloes are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers were 7-4-1 against the over/under last season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers were 4-8-0 against the spread last year
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Colorado Buffaloes are 39th in the country in points scored with 45. They have run 65 plays this year for 596 yards, which ranks them 24th in Division 1 in total offense. The Buffaloes average 9.2 yards per play, which is 8th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 24 1st downs this season, ranking them 53rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Colorado has run for 258 yards as a unit, which ranks 32nd in college football. They've run 40 times, averaging 6.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Buffaloes have been penalized on offense 6 times for 44 yards so far this year, which has them 59th in the country in penalties. Steven Montez has passed for 338 yards this year. He's completed 22 throws while attempting 25 passes for a completion percentage of 88%. His quarterback rating this season is 246.4. He averages 14.9 adjusted yards per throw and 13.5 yards per pass attempt.
Colorado is 33rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 13. They have given up a total of 284 yards on D, which is 41st in D-1. The Buffaloes are 27th in yards per play allowed with 3.7. Opponent offenses have completed 19 throws on 37 attempts against the Colorado Buffaloes defense this season, ranking them 68th and 90th in the nation. The Colorado pass defense has also surrendered a total of 181 yards in the air, which is 49th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 39 attempts for 103 yards this season, putting them in 43rd place in the country against the run. The Buffaloes have had 5 penalties for 35 yards on defense this year. That places them 30th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Colorado is 3rd in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 85 punt return yards and average 14.2 yards per return, which is 20th in D-1. The Buffaloes average 31 yards per kick return and they are 14th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 712. Colorado Buffaloes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this season. Their punters have accumulated 130 yards on 3 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 45th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cornhuskers ran for 1,290 yards as a team last year, which ranked 123rd in college football. They ran 368 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Nebraska Cornhuskers were penalized on offense 76 times for 728 yards last season, which had them 66th in the country in penalties. They were 93rd in the nation in points scored with 310. They ran 827 plays last season for 4,620 yards, which ranked them 36th in Division 1 in total offense. Nebraska averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 69th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 235 1st downs last year, placing them 98th overall as an offensive unit.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers rush defense allowed 460 attempts for 2,600 yards last year, putting them in 111th place in D-1 against the run. Nebraska committed 72 penalties for 638 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 58th in college football. They were 114th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 437. They surrendered a total of 5,257 yards on D, which was 87th in the country. The Cornhuskers were ranked 112th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opposing offenses completed 234 passes on 364 attempts against the Nebraska defense last season, placing them 70th and 43rd in Division 1. The Nebraska Cornhuskers pass defense also gave up a total of 2,657 yards through the air, which was 43rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Nebraska Cornhuskers attempted 14 field goals last season and made 12, which was 88th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 86%. Cornhuskers kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 37 for 37 last year. Their punters totaled 2,486 yards on 59 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That placed them 57th in Division 1 in punting average. Nebraska was ranked 84th in the nation in punt returns with 16 last year. They accumulated 94 punt return yards and averaged 6.2 yards per return, which was 88th in college football. They returned 38 kicks for 859 yards on special teams, ranking 49th in kick return yardage. The Nebraska Cornhuskers averaged 23 yards per kick return and they were 91st in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,573.
Who will win tonight's Buffaloes/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buffaloes +4
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