Washington vs. Colorado Total Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Washington is the clear favorite on the road, as the Huskies are getting odds of -12 points against the Buffaloes. The over/under total for the game is listed at 52.5 points. Washington has won seven straight meetings with the Buffaloes. These two have hit the over in two of the last three encounters. Tonight’s game will take place from Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado and air live on FS1.
Colorado is 3-0 on the season with wins over Colorado State, Texas State and Northern Colorado. The Buffaloes are 2-1 with the under this year thanks to some impressive defensive numbers. The Buffaloes are holding opponents to just 9 points and 317.7 yards per game this season. However, the Colorado offense is putting up just 31.7 points per game this year to go with 448 yards per contest. Leading the offense is Phillip Lindsay, who has 378 rushing yards with three touchdowns. Steven Montez has 858 passing yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions.
Washington has looked strong to start the year, opening 3-0 with wins over Rutgers, Montana and Fresno State. The Huskies are 2-1 with the over, which is somewhat surprising when you consider the defense is giving up just 12.3 points and 261.7 yards per game. Offensively, the Huskies are putting up 47 points and 431.3 yards per game. Part of the reason for the high scoring average is Dante Pettis, who has three punt returns for touchdowns in 2017. He also has 12 receptions for 209 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Jake Browning has thrown for 798 yards and eight touchdowns while Myles Gaskin is adding 153 rushing yards and three scores.
Washington takes its high-octane offense on the road today to face a pretty good defensive team in Colorado. The Buffaloes will face a big challenge on both sides of the ball, especially with its average offense against this Washington defense. The Buffaloes have hit the under in four of their last five home games and in 11 of their last 14 conference games. I see the defenses holding strong tonight, and the two hitting the under.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: WASHINGTON/COLORADO UNDER 52.5