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Utah Utes vs. Colorado Buffaloes - 11/28/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Buffaloes (4-8) at Utah Utes (8-2)
Date & Time Saturday November 28, 2015, 2:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Utah Utes -15.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
Pac-12 Network
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CFB | Colorado Buffaloes (4-8) at Utah Utes (8-2)

The Colorado Buffaloes will travel to play the Utah Utes in a Pac-12 conference game on Saturday.

The Utah Utes are 8-3 and are coming off of a loss against UCLA by a score of 17-9. Utah’s offense never got going and the absence of their running back was very evident. The Utah offense is averaging 31 points per game with 381.7 yards per game. Travis Wilson leads the Utah offense with 1916 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. Devontae Booker is the leading rusher for Utah, but is not expected to play in this game. The second leading running back for Utah is Joe Williams with 199 yards. Britain Covey is the leading receiver for Utah, but is also not expected to play this Saturday. The second leading receiver is Kenneth Scott with 417 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Utah defense is giving up 22.5 points per game with 370.5 yards per game. Utah’s defense has 27 sacks, 9 fumble recoveries, and 16 interceptions. Utah has lost two in a row and is struggling with injuries. With all of the injuries, this Utah team may be in for a tight game with Colorado.

The Colorado Buffaloes are 4-8 and are coming off of a loss to Washington State by a score of 27-3. Colorado’s offense just couldn’t get going, and only managed a field goal in the third quarter. The Colorado offense is averaging 25 points per game with 404.4 yards per game. Cade Apsay is the quarterback for Colorado with 437 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions. Phillip Lindsay is the leading rusher for Colorado with 605 yards and 6 touchdowns. Nelson Spruce is the leading receiver for Colorado with 942 yards and 3 touchdowns. Colorado’s defense is giving up 28.1 points per game with 424.7 yards per game. The Colorado defense has 25 sacks, 6 fumble recoveries, and 13 interceptions. Colorado is also dealing with injuries that have really brought down the offense.

Colorado is 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games on field turf. The under is 4-1 in Colorado’s last 5 games. Utah is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games. Utah is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record. The under is 6-1 in Utah's last 7 home games. 

Both of these teams are banged up coming into this game and both of the offenses are struggling. Colorado has lost 4 games in a row and has only averaged 17 points per game over that span. Utah has lost two games in a row, but played a good UCLA team very tough last week. Even though Utah is banged up, I am picking them to win this one.

Utah Utes -16.5

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