Oregon State vs. Colorado - 10/14/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Buffaloes (3-3) at Oregon State Beavers (1-5)
College Football: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm (Reser Stadium)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers +12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Buffaloes and Oregon State Beavers meet Saturday in college football action at Reser Stadium.
The Colorado Buffaloes look for their first road victory of the season to snap a brutal three-game losing streak. The Colorado Buffaloes have lost six of their last nine road games. Steven Montez is completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 1,523 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions. Montez has four touchdown passes and zero interceptions in his last two games. Shay Fields and Devin Ross have combined for 663 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Bryce Bobo has 31 receptions. The Colorado Buffaloes ground game is averaging 176.1 yards per contest, and Phillip Lindsay leads the way with 810 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Colorado is allowing 22.7 points and 400.2 yards per game. Rick Gamboa leads the Colorado Buffaloes with 50 tackles, Leo Jackson III has three sacks and Isaiah Oliver has two interceptions.
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The Oregon State Beavers also need a feel good conference victory to snap a four-game losing streak. The Oregon State Beavers have split their last 10 home games. Darell Garretson is completing 54.7 percent of his passes for 291 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Garretson and Jake Luton have combined for five touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. Noah Togiai and Jordan Villamin have combined for 397 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Isaiah Hodgins has 19 receptions. The Oregon State Beavers ground game is averaging 128.8 yards per contest, and Ryan Nall leads the way with 341 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Oregon State is allowing 45 points and 493.8 yards per game. Manase Hungalu leads the Oregon State Beavers with 48 tackles, Jonathan Willis has one sack and Jalen Moore has one interception.
The Buffaloes are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Beavers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 conference games, 49-22-1 ATS in their last 72 games in October and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Beavers last 5 conference games and the under is 7-2 in Buffaloes last 9 games overall.
The Colorado Buffaloes beat Oregon State 47-6 in last years meeting, and there's enough talent on this roster to do the same thing here. The problem is Colorado isn't the team we expected to see before the season, as the offense struggles with consistency and the defense just got rocked last week. However, Oregon State is even worse, as the defense is one of the worst in the entire country and the offense does nothing with a backup quarterback. I don't want to lay double-digit points with the Buffaloes, but I have no choice because the Beavers are that bad. This is simply a fade from Oregon State.