Colorado Buffaloes vs. Stanford Cardinal - 11/7/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stanford Cardinal (7-1) at Colorado Buffaloes (4-5)
College Football: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Folsom Field)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes +16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Stanford Cardinal travel to play the Colorado Buffaloes in a Pac-12 conference showdown this Saturday.
The Colorado Buffaloes are coming off of a close loss to the UCLA Bruins this last weekend. Colorado played very well and was actually leading in the 4th quarter before UCLA came back to take the lead. Colorado’s offense is averaging 29.8 points per game with 446.3 yards per game. Quarterback Sefo Liufau leads the Colorado offense with 2182 yards, 9 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. Phillip Lindsay is the lead back for Colorado with 489 yards and 5 touchdowns. Nelson Spruce is the big play receiver for Colorado with 653 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Colorado defense has given up 26.8 points per game with 423.4 yards per game. The Colorado defense has 20 sacks, 6 fumble recoveries, and 10 interceptions. Colorado has lost 4 of their last 5 games but has been fairly competitive in those games. Their defense continues to let them down; as they are unable to get the important stop they need each game.
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The Stanford Cardinal are coming off of a narrow win against Washington State last weekend. Stanford’s offense is averaging 36.5 points per game with 436.9 yards per game. Quarterback Kevin Hogan leads the Stanford offense with 1662 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. Christian McCaffrey is the lead back for Stanford with 1060 yards and 6 touchdowns. McCaffrey is also the leading receiver for Stanford with 310 yards and 2 touchdowns. Austin Hooper also catches passes for Stanford with 294 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Stanford defense has given up 21.5 points per game with 352.2 yards per game. Stanford’s defense has 13 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, and 5 interceptions. Stanford has won 7 games in a row and has really looked like one of the best teams in the country. Their running game has been strong this year and they will look to establish that run game against a weaker Colorado defense.
Stanford is 45-22-1 ATS in their last 68 games overall. Stanford is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The under is 11-4 in Stanford’s last 15 road games. Colorado is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games on grass. Colorado is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 November games. The over is 6-2 in Colorado’s last 8 home games.
Stanford is one of the better teams in the country and will look to stay in the playoff conversation with a win over a lesser Colorado team. While Colorado has been playing teams tough, they continue to fade in the fourth quarter. If Colorado can try to contain the Stanford run game, they will have a chance to keep this game close. I do not think they will be able stop the run well enough and expect Stanford to handle Colorado.