Washington vs Colorado NCAA Football Pick and Parlay 11/23/2019
Game: Washington Huskies vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Folsom Field in Boulder, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado +14.5
Jacob Eason and the Washington Huskies travel to Folsom Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Colorado Buffaloes. Colorado opens this matchup as 14.5-point underdogs. The Huskies are 6-4-0 ATS and 6-4-0 when betting on the total. The Buffaloes are 5-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-5-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Washington Huskies played the Oregon State Beavers and notched a win by a score of 19-7. Leading the way at QB for the Huskies was Jacob Eason who went 16/32 with 175 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with 2 interceptions in the game. Salvon Ahmed led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 60 yards and he ran for 2 TD's in the game. He ran for a total of 174 yards by way of 25 carries which gave him an average of 7.0 yards per carry. Hunter Bryant was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 90 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 18.0 yards per reception for the game. The Huskies ended up running the ball 48 times and earned 245 yards which earned them an average of 5.1 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Huskies totaled 20 1st downs and they totaled 9 penalties for 70 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. In the game, they totaled 81 plays for a total of 420 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Washington conceded 19 catches on 28 tries totaling 88 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.9%. On the ground, the Huskies conceded 31 yards on 22 runs which is an average of 1.4 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they allowed a total of 119 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Huskies step onto the field holding a record of 6-4 in 2019. For total yards, they sit in 6th in the Pac-12 Conference and 62nd in the country with 4,187 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 33.3 points per contest, putting them 37th in the country. As a team, they are averaging 169.6 yards on the ground per game which is 4th in the Pac-12 Conference. The Huskies have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, allowing 21.2 points per contest which has them at 3rd in the Pac-12. When it comes to yards rushing, Washington is giving up 136.1 yards per game putting them 5th in the Pac-12 and 38th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4 yards per carry ranking them 5th in the Pac-12 Conference and 54th in the nation overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,361 yards rushing through 10 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Huskies have allowed 2,491 yards. Teams are completing 61.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.6 yards per try.
In their last game, the Colorado Buffaloes faced the Stanford Cardinal and ended up getting the win by a score of 16-13. Alex Fontenot paced the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 18 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 95 yards on 18 carries which meant he was running for 5.3 yards per carry. Laviska Shenault Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 91 yards on 8 catches. He earned an average of 11.4 yards per catch in the game. Running the show from under center for the Buffaloes was Steven Montez who went 20/30 with 186 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He gave away 1 interception in the game. The Buffaloes ended up rushing 41 times and earned a total of 172 yards which earned them an average of 4.2 yards per carry. For the game, they ran 71 plays for a total of 358 yards. For the game, the Buffaloes earned a total of 24 first downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 45 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the defensive side of the ball, Colorado gave up 18 completions on 29 throws for a total of 245 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.1%. For the game, they conceded a total of 372 yards and forced 1 turnover. On the ground, the Buffaloes gave up 127 yards on 25 attempts which gave them an average of 5.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
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The Buffaloes head into this matchup 4-6. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Buffaloes have one of the middle tier offenses in the country. Colorado hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 153.7 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 78th in the nation. As a team, they have a total of 1,537 yards rushing through 10 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Buffaloes average 401.5 yards per game overall putting them 67th in D-1 and 7th in the conference. The Buffaloes are giving up 32.3 points per contest ranking them 10th in the Pac-12 and 99th in D-1. Their pass defense is one of the most anemic groups in Division 1. They are giving up 308.9 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Buffaloes are currently ranked 11th in the conference. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 323 points in total. In regard to rushing yards, they are allowing 160.9 yards per contest which puts them at 67th in the nation and 8th in the Pac-12. This season, they have given up a total of 1,609 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Huskies -14.5 and under 55 total points
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