Washington State at Colorado College Football Picks and Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
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The Washington State Cougars head to Folsom Field to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington State as 4 point favorites. The Cougars are 8-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-3-0. The Buffaloes are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-6-0.
Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 6-3-0 against the over/under
The Washington State Cougars are 8-1-0 against the spread
Important Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 3-6-0 against the over/under
The Colorado Buffaloes are 5-4-0 against the spread
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
10/15/18 DL Nnamdi Oguayo Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/20/18 LB Derek Moore Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/20/18 DT Jonathan Lolohea Undisclosed has left team
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/04/18 RB Beau Bisharat Ribs is questionable Saturday vs Washington State
11/04/18 DB Evan Worthington Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Washington State
11/04/18 PK James Stefanou Hip is questionable Saturday vs Washington State
11/04/18 WR Laviska Shenault Jr. Toe is questionable Saturday vs Washington State
10/30/18 TE Chris Bounds Personal is out indefinitely
10/23/18 DB Chris Miller Wrist is out for season
10/15/18 DL Jase Franke Knee is out for season
10/07/18 LB Jacob Callier Shoulder is out for season
09/26/18 P Alex Kinney Collarbone is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Washington State Cougars are 19th in the country in points scored with 345. They have run 657 plays this year for 4,236 yards, which ranks them 1st in Division 1 in total offense. The Cougars average 6.4 yards per play, which is 28th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 229 1st downs this season, ranking them 11th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Washington State has run for 659 yards as a unit, which ranks 128th in college football. They've run 181 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 71 times for 714 yards so far this year, which has them 22nd in the country in penalties. Gardner Minshew has passed for 3,517 yards this year. He's completed 329 throws while attempting 465 passes for a completion percentage of 70.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 150.4. He averages 8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt.
Washington State is 46th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 214. They have given up a total of 2,936 yards on D, which is 24th in D-1. The Cougars are 36th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 160 throws on 277 attempts against the Washington State Cougars defense this season, ranking them 50th and 60th in the nation. The Washington State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,750 yards in the air, which is 34th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 310 attempts for 1,186 yards this season, putting them in 32nd place in the country against the run. The Cougars have had 67 penalties for 549 yards on defense this year. That places them 91st in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Washington State is 57th in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 90 punt return yards and average 6 yards per return, which is 101st in D-1. They have returned 15 kicks for 419 yards on special teams, which puts them 64th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 28 yards per kick return and they are 28th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,746. The Washington State Cougars have tried 13 field goals this year and made 9, which is 77th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Washington State Cougars kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 42 for 44 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,324 yards on 28 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranks them 6th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffaloes have run for 1,459 yards as a team, which ranks 73rd in college football. They've run 359 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Colorado Buffaloes have been penalized on offense 56 times for 521 yards so far this season, which has them 65th in the country in penalties. They are 42nd in the nation in points scored with 290. They have run 675 plays this season for 3,900 yards, which ranks them 33rd in Division 1 in total offense. Colorado averages 5.8 yards per play, which is 61st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 203 1st downs this year, placing them 46th overall as an offensive unit. Steven Montez averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 8.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 209 passes on 309 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 147.7. He has thrown for 2,396 yards this season.
The Colorado Buffaloes rush defense has allowed 350 attempts for 1,363 yards this year, putting them in 55th place in D-1 against the run. Colorado has committed 70 penalties for 626 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 112th in college football. They are 60th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 233. They have surrendered a total of 3,485 yards on D, which is 62nd in the country. The Buffaloes are ranked 48th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 166 passes on 293 attempts against the Colorado defense this season, placing them 64th and 81st in Division 1. The Colorado Buffaloes pass defense has also given up a total of 2,122 yards through the air, which is 77th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Colorado Buffaloes have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 11, which is 43rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Colorado kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 35 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,745 yards on 44 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 98th in Division 1 in punting average. Colorado is ranked 5th in the nation in punt returns with 25. They've accumulated 237 punt return yards and average 9.5 yards per return, which is 59th in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 333 yards on special teams, ranking 88th in kick return yardage. The Colorado Buffaloes average 21 yards per kick return and they are 45th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,469.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Buffaloes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cougars -4
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