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Washington Huskies vs. Colorado Buffaloes Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/9/13

Colorado Buffaloes (3-5) at Washington Huskies (5-3)

NCAAF Football: Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm (Husky Stadium)

The Line: Washington Huskies -28 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Pac-12 Network

The Washington Huskies and the Colorado Buffaloes face off on Saturday in Washington in a Pac -12 college football matchup.

The Washington Huskies are coming off of a win over Cal on Saturday that ended UW’s three game losing streak. In the win over CU Washington scored 41 points and for the season they are averaging 34.5 points and 501.9 yards per game and they have turned the ball over nine times. Keith Price has completed 64.3 percent of his passes for 2,169 yards and 16 touchdowns with four interceptions. Bishop Sankey has rushed for 1,162 yards and 12 touchdowns and he has caught 16 passes out of the backfield with a receiving touchdown. Jaydon Mickens has 45 catches and four touchdowns, Kevin Smith has 30 catches and three touchdowns, and Kasen Williams as 29 catches. The Washington defense allows 23.6 points and 392.2 yards per game with eight interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and 24 sacks. Princeton Fuimaono as 59 tackles, Shaq Thompson has 53 tackles, and Hau’oll Kikaha has 6.0 sacks. Washington has been tough but they have struggled when the level of competition has been elevated.

Washington Huskies vs. Colorado Buffaloes Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/9/13

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The Colorado Buffaloes have lost five of their last six games and in all five losses their opponents scored over 40 points. The Colorado offense is averaging 26.4 points and 377.8 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 15 times. Connor Wood has completed 53.2 percent of his passes for 1,092 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Christian Powell has rushed for 376 yards and two touchdowns and Michael Adkins has rushed for 369 yards and five touchdowns. Paul Richardson has 57 receptions for 984 yards and eight touchdowns and Nelson Spruce has 32 receptions and two touchdowns. The Colorado defense has allows 467.5 yards and 38.1 points per game with eight interceptions, seven fumble recoveries, and 13 sacks. Addison Gillam has 81 tackles, Parker Orms has 56 tackles, and Derrick Webb has 55 tackles. Colorado is a work in progress and they appear to have better days ahead in the not too distant future.

Washington is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 home games, 9-3 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 5-2 against the spread following a game where they didn’t cover the point spread. Colorado is 16-36 against the spread in their last 52 road games, 6-17 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-6 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.

This is a ton of points and while I fully believe Washington can cover this number, I don’t see them doing it but in reality this pick is just a lean at best. 

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Colorado Buffaloes +28

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