Colorado vs Washington State Expert College Football Picks Against the Spread
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Martin Stadium is the venue where Anthony Gordon and the Washington State Cougars will take on the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday. Washington State opens this matchup as 13-point favorites. The Buffaloes are 3-3-0 ATS and 4-2-0 when betting on the total. The Cougars are 3-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-5-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Colorado Buffaloes took on the Oregon Ducks and were defeated 45-3. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Buffaloes was Steven Montez who went 19/34 with 131 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He tossed 4 picks in the game. Alex Fontenot led the team in rushing during the game. He broke a long run for 20 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 71 yards on 15 carries which had him averaging 4.7 yards per tote. Laviska Shenault Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by earning 70 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 17.5 yards per catch during the game. The Buffaloes ran the ball 40 times and earned 168 yards which earned them an average of 4.2 yards per attempt. Overall, they totaled 74 plays which added up to 299 yards. For the contest, the Buffaloes racked up a total of 22 first downs and they had 14 penalties for 114 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. In terms of defense, Colorado allowed 19 catches on 35 throws totaling 275 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.3%. On the day, they conceded a total of 527 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. In the running game, the Buffaloes allowed 252 yards on 36 runs which gave them an average of 7.0 yards per carry allowed.
The Buffaloes step onto the field holding a record of 3-3 this season. For total yards, they currently sit at 8th in the Pac-12 Conference and 57th in the nation with 2,534 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 29.3 points per contest, which has them at 69th in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 150.3 yards on the ground per contest which is 6th in the conference. The Buffaloes have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, giving up 33.8 points per game ranking them 10th in the Pac-12. When it comes to passing yards, the Buffaloes have allowed 1,632 yards. Opponents are completing 64% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 9.2 yards per attempt. When it comes to yards rushing, Colorado is giving up 173.7 yards per contest which has them at 9th in the conference and 82nd in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.8 yards per carry putting them 11th in the conference and 102nd in college football overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,042 rushing yards through 6 games.
In their last outing, the Washington State Cougars played the Arizona State Sun Devils and lost 38-34. Running the show from under center for the Cougars was Anthony Gordon who went 44/64 with 466 yards passing and tossed 3 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. Max Borghi led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 22 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He scurried for 31 yards via 9 carries which meant he averaged 3.4 yards per carry. Easop Winston Jr. led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 118 yards on 14 receptions. He had an average of 8.4 yards per reception for the game. The Cougars rushed the ball a total of 10 times and totaled 32 yards which had them averaging 3.2 yards per carry. In the game, they ran 76 plays which added up to 498 yards. Overall, the Cougars totaled 29 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 58 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Washington State gave up 26 catches on 36 tries for a total of 363 yards, and a completion percentage of 72.2%. For the game, they gave up a total of 532 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers. On the ground, the Cougars gave up 169 yards on 32 attempts which is an average of 5.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Cougars step onto the field holding a record of 3-3. Washington State is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 86 rushing yards per game, putting them 128th in Division 1. As a unit, they have a total of 516 rushing yards through 6 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Cougars average 538.7 yards per game overall which has them at 5th in Division 1 and 1st in the conference. The Cougars are allowing 31.8 points per game ranking them 8th in the conference and 98th in the country. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in college football. They are conceding 282 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cougars are currently ranked 9th in the conference. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 191 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are giving up 177 yards per contest which puts them at 88th in the nation and 10th in the conference. For 2019, they have allowed a total of 1,062 yards rushing and 12 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Buffaloes/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Buffaloes +13
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