Oregon Ducks vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 11/5/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: Folsom Field in Boulder, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Buffaloes (+30)
The Colorado Buffaloes (1-7) will compete against the Oregon Ducks (7-1) at Folsom Field on Saturday. Oregon opens this matchup as 30-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 62.
The Oregon Ducks step onto the field holding a record of 7-1 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Ducks took the field against the California Golden Bears and earned the victory with a final of 42-24. Noah Whittington led the offense in rushing for the Ducks with 10 carries for 66 yds (6.6 yds per attempt). Bo Nix connected on 27/35 with 412 yards through the air and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 192.9 and finished the contest with 2 picks. On the ground, the Ducks conceded 74 yds on 26 attempts, which is 2.8 yds per rush allowed. Oregon allowed 28 pass completions on 44 tries for a total of 328 yds, and a completion rate of 63.6%. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 75 plays which gave them 586 yds. The Oregon Ducks ended up rushing 40 different times and had 174 yds, which had them averaging 4.4 yards per carry.
The Ducks have earned 4,206 total yards for the season. In terms of notching touchdowns, Oregon has compiled 20 touchdowns via the pass and 23 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 7 different times. Oregon has accounted for 227 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 59 penalties for 496 yds. As a team they average 235.8 yards on the ground which is 9th in the country. When talking about scoring points, the Oregon Ducks are sitting at 42.4 points per outing.
The Ducks rank 81st in D-1 in terms of team defense, allowing 28.4 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt and 105.8 rushing yards per contest for the season. During this campaign, they have allowed 846 running yards through 8 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Ducks have conceded 2,242 yards which puts them in 115th in D-1. They are conceding 280.3 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 66.9%. In total, they are surrendering 386.0 yards/contest which puts them 76th in Division 1. They have granted 18 touchdowns by air as well as 9 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Buffaloes step onto the field holding a record of 1-7 for this year. When they last played, the Buffaloes took a loss by a score of 42-34 against the Arizona State Sun Devils. JT Shrout (2 TDs) walked away from the contest with 222 yds on 13/34 through the air while his QB rating was 106.6. He had 1 pick and his Y/A was 6.5. Deion Smith carried the rock 24 times for 111 yards, ending the contest with 4.6 yds per carry for Colorado. The Buffaloes finished the contest with a total of 359 yards while running 69 plays (5.2 yards per play). Colorado ended up running for 3.9 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 137 yds on 35 carries. Colorado allowed 33 run attempts for 122 yds (3.7 yds per carry). The Buffaloes secondary allowed a completion rate of 74.4%, surrendering 435 yards on 32 for 43 passing.
The Colorado Buffaloes have an average of 295.3 yards per outing, which is good for 123rd in the country. The Colorado offense has accrued 342 yds of penalties on 37 violations, which is good for 119th in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team. For the season thus far, the Buffaloes have earned 1,458 yards through the air in addition to an average of 182.3 passing yards per contest, which ranks 114th in D-1. When discussing the points being put on the board, the Buffaloes rank 126th in the nation maintaining an average of 16.3 PPG.
The Buffaloes are giving up 39.1 PPG, which has them 129th in the nation. Colorado has conceded a total of 1,898 yards rushing (237.3 yards/game) and 22 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. Overall, they have allowed 313 total points. They have given up 18 touchdowns through the air as well as 246.5 yards per contest, ranking them 88th in D-1. The Buffaloes defense has been on the field for 562 plays, ranking them 73rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ducks/Buffaloes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Buffaloes +30
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