Colorado vs. Washington - 11/1/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Huskies (5-3) at Colorado Buffaloes (2-6)
College Football: Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm (Folsom Field)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Colorado Buffaloes and the Washington Huskies face off on Saturday at Folsom Field for a Pac-12 college football battle.
The Colorado Buffaloes are an improved team this season and while it has made them competitive it hasn’t added up to wins. The Colorado offense is averaging 470.4 yards per game and 31.9 points led by QB Sefo Liufau who has completed 64.7 percent of his passes with 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Tony Jones and Michael Adkins II have split carries with neither being overly effective on the ground but Nelson Spruce leads CU in receiving with an impressive 77 receptions and 11 touchdowns. The Colorado defense allows 444.4 yards and 38.8 points per game while sacking opposing QB’s 15 times. Colorado appears to be heading in the right direction; it just might take them some time to get there.
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The Washington Huskies have lost three of their last four games as they look to regroup for the final part of the season. The Washington offense is averaging 29.9 points and 355.2 yards and they are led by QB Cyler Miles ho has completed 66.2 percent of his passes for 10 touchdowns with one interception. Lavon Coleman leads the Huskies rushing attack with 438 yards and a touchdown and Jaydon Mickens is UW’s leading receiver with 37 catches. The Washington defense is allowing 24.6 points and 399.1 yards per game and they have sacked opposing QB’s 34 times. Danny Shelton has 64 tackles and 7.5 sacks, Kikaha Hau’oli has 14.5 sacks, and Shaq Thompson has 53 tackles. Washington has struggled against the better teams and have beaten the lesser opponents.
Colorado is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight Pac-12 games, 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games. Washington is 1-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 6-13 against the spread in their last 19 road games, and 2-9-1 against the spread following a double-digit home loss. Washington has covered the point spread in their last five games against Colorado.
Washington hasn’t been consistent enough to be laying this many points on the road in this spot as this one could come down to a field goal.