Washington State vs. Colorado Total Pick

Washington State Cougars vs. Colorado Buffaloes, 11/7/18 Predictions & Odds

The Washington State Cougars are the Pac-12’s only shot of making the college football playoffs this year and they’ll visit the Colorado Buffaloes at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. Will the game turn high-scoring or fall under the betting total?

Game Snapshot

163 Washington State Cougars at 164 Colorado Buffaloes

3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 10

Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Cougars are 6-point favorites to beat the Buffaloes. The total, meanwhile, sits at 60.5 points. As of this writing, 73% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Cougars.

Washington State Cougars

Washington State senior QB Gardner Minshew completed 35-of-51 passes for 334 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 19-13 win against Cal. The mustachioed grad transfer has a cult following on the Palouse, as everyone is wearing fakes mustaches and holding out hope the Cougars can find their way into the college football playoff. The Golden Bears really made Minshew and the Cougs work for the win on Saturday, as this was the first time he failed to throw at least three touchdowns in a game against an FBS opponent this season. Still, he has at least 319 yards in each of his nine starts. Next up is a trip to play skidding Colorado on Saturday.

Colorado Buffaloes

Colorado redshirt junior QB Steven Montez completed 27-of-42 passes for 342 yards with three touchdowns and an interception in a 42-34 loss to Arizona on Friday. Montez was brilliant at the start of the game, but that brilliance slowly deteriorated while Khalil Tate started -- and finished -- brilliantly. A bad combination for the Buffaloes. Keep in mind that Montez was missing his top pass-catching option in Laviska Shenault, and two more wideouts (KD Nixon and Jay MacIntyre) suffered injuries. He also suffered an injury to his side, and looked to be in pain on his throws after. It's a situation worth monitoring, but he'll have two-plus weeks to get healthy since Colorado's next game is November 17 against Washington State.

Betting Trends

Washington State

The over is 8-2 in the Cougars’ last 10 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.

Colorado

The under is 5-1 in the Buffaloes’ last six games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.

Prediction

The over is 18-5 in the Cougars’ last 23 road games, is 9-3 in their last 12 games overall, and is 7-3 in their last 10 games coming off a win. On the other side, the over is 5-2 in the Buffaloes’ last seven home games, is 9-2 in their last 11 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game, and is 6-2 in their last eight games coming off a loss.

 

College Football Prediction: Washington State/Colorado over 60.5

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