Stanford vs Colorado NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Folsom Field is the venue where Steven Montez and the Colorado Buffaloes will play the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have Stanford as 3.5-point favorites. The Cardinal are 3-5-0 ATS and 5-3-0 when betting on the total. The Buffaloes are 5-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-5-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Stanford Cardinal faced the Arizona Wildcats and won by a score of 41-31. Running the show from under center for the Cardinal was K.J. Costello who went 30/43 with 312 yards through the air and completed 3 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Cameron Scarlett led the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 22 yards and he notched 2 TD's for the game. He ran for 102 yards on 19 carries which gave him an average of 5.4 yards per tote. Simi Fehoko led the team in receiving yardage by earning 97 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 32.3 yards per reception for that game. The Cardinal rushed the ball a total of 30 times and earned 162 yards earning them an average of 5.4 yards per attempt. Overall, they ran 73 plays which added up to 474 yards. On the day, the Cardinal earned a total of 26 first downs and they had a total of 2 penalties for 20 yards telling us that this team was extremely focused in this game. When discussing the defense, Stanford gave up 24 completions on 40 throws totaling 273 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. In the running game, the Cardinal gave up 222 yards on 37 tries which gave them an average of 6.0 yards per run allowed. On the day, they gave up 495 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
The Cardinal head into this game 4-4 for this year. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 22.6 points per game, ranking them 107th in the nation. As a team, they have an average of 120.8 rushing yards per contest which is 10th in the Pac-12 Conference. For total yardage, they rank 11th in the Pac-12 and 110th in the nation with 2,790 yards. The Cardinal have one of the average defenses in college football, giving up 28 points per contest putting them 6th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cardinal have conceded 1,824 yards. Teams are completing 64.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.0 yards per try. In regard to rushing yards, Stanford is giving up 150.5 yards per contest putting them 6th in the Pac-12 Conference and 57th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per carry ranking them 8th in the conference and 85th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have conceded 1,204 rushing yards through 8 contests.
In their last game, the Colorado Buffaloes played the UCLA Bruins and were beaten 31-14. Running the show from under center for the Buffaloes was Steven Montez who went 21/38 with 195 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He gave away 1 pick on the day. Jaren Mangham paced the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 16 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 77 yards on 17 carries which gave him an average of 4.5 yards per tote. Tony Brown was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 77 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 12.8 yards per reception during the game. The Buffaloes ran the ball a total of 27 times and racked up 88 yards earning them an average of 3.3 yards per attempt. Overall, they ran 65 plays for a total of 283 yards. On the day, the Buffaloes earned a total of 19 first downs and they had 5 penalties for 55 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In terms of defense, Colorado conceded 21 catches on 28 attempts for a total of 226 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.0%. Overall, they conceded 433 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Buffaloes conceded 207 yards on 44 carries which means they had an average of 4.7 yards per run allowed.
The Buffaloes come into this game with a record of 3-6. Colorado needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 151.7 rushing yards per game, ranking them 78th in college football. As a team, they have a total of 1,365 rushing yards through 9 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Buffaloes average 406.3 yards per game overall which has them at 65th in Division 1 and 9th in the Pac-12 Conference. The Buffaloes are allowing 34.4 points per game ranking them 11th in the Pac-12 and 115th in D-1. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 310 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are conceding 165.4 yards per game which puts them at 74th in the nation and 8th in the Pac-12. This season, they have conceded a total of 1,489 rushing yards and 17.1 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the most anemic groups in D-1. They are allowing 316 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Buffaloes sit in 12th in the Pac-12.
Who will win tonight's Cardinal/Buffaloes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinal -3.5
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