Pac-12: Stanford vs Colorado 11/14/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions

Pac-12: Stanford vs Colorado 11/14/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Buffaloes (1-0) at Stanford Cardinal (0-1)

College Football: Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Stanford Stadium)

The Line: Stanford Cardinal -7.5 -- Over/Under: 58 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Colorado Buffaloes visit the Stanford Cardinal as they face off on Saturday in week 11 Pac-12 college football action at Stanford Stadium Palo Alto.

The Colorado Buffaloes beat UCLA in their season opener and look for their fifth straight 2-0 start to the CFB season. The Colorado Buffaloes have lost four straight road games. Sam Noyer is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 257 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Noyer has one touchdown pass in his last 45 pass attempts. Brady Russell and Dimitri Stanley have combined for 143 receiving yards and one touchdown while Maurice Bell has five receptions. The Colorado Buffaloes ground game is averaging 264 yards per contest, and Jarek Broussard leads the way with 187 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Colorado is allowing 42 points and 478 yards per game. Derrion Rakestraw leads the Colorado Buffaloes with six tackles, Mustafa Johnson has one sack and Carson Wells has one interception.

The Stanford Cardinal lost to Oregon in their season opener and look to avoid their first 0-2 start since the 2006 season. The Stanford Cardinal have lost four of their last six home games. Jack West is completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 154 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. West and Tanner McKee have combined for 216 passing yards. Simi Fehoko and Brycen Tremayne have combined for 136 receiving yards on six catches while Michael Wilson has four receptions. The Stanford Cardinal ground game is averaging 197 yards per contest, and Austin Jones leads the way with 100 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Stanford is allowing 35 points and 496 yards per game. Curtis Robinson leads the Stanford Cardinal with six tackles, Levani Damuni has one interception and Zahran Manley has one pass deflection.

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The Buffaloes are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games in November, 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Cardinal are 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Cardinal last 7 games overall. The under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

The Colorado Buffaloes looked great in their season opener and had no problem scoring against UCLA, which includes winning outright as a touchdown underdog. The Stanford Cardinal didn't have the easiest debut with a road contest against a top-15 Oregon team, but they also had major issues defensively and weren't a disciplined team with 100 yards in penalties. It's a small sample size and we'll know more about these teams as the season plays out, but I'm not sure how you leave a full touchdown plus the hook on the table with Colorado. Stanford isn't the team it was years ago and Colorado has been a program that's improved greatly over the last five seasons.

Give me the Colorado Buffaloes and the points.

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