As we get closer to the NCAA college football playoffs contenders start to see their possibilities reduced, but reductions are only on that side of the fence, as on this side we only see increasing action, excitement and betting value.
Colorado and Washington will clash in the Pac-12 championship with the Buffaloes aiming to end a long drought against the Huskies. Washington is the fourth-ranked team in the country and this conference championship result is critical to its chances of qualifying for the playoffs.
The Buffaloes have been one of the best bets in the nation this year and will be laying seven points when they take on the Huskies on Friday at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco. Colorado has been the underdog in four of 12 games this season and has covered the spread every time. A cover in the Pac-12 championship, however, would be the Buffaloes’ first since they beat Washington 20 years ago in the Holiday Bowl.
Washington lost just one game this season, on the back of its high-flying offense, but has been tough to figure out at the betting window. The Huskies are a middling 6-6 ATS but have an 8-4 OVER/UNDER record – the caveat here being that they’ve now posted three straight UNDERs.
The Buffaloes’ 10-2 SU record this year marks the first time the school has posted a winning record since joining the Pac-12 and it’s the first time they’ve finished over .500 since 2005.
Jake Browning will be looking to continue his incredible season that has seen him throw 40 touchdown passes and just seven interceptions. The sophomore quarterback led his team to an average of 44.8 points per game, the third-highest in the country. Colorado is 0-1 this season when giving up more than 40 points and Washington has failed to eclipse 40 points just three times this season.
The home Washington Huskies were -6-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at most sportsbooks. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.
This season the Washington Huskies are 11-1 overall and 6-6 ATS against the spread, while the Buffaloes are 10-2 and 10-2 ATS. As for the totals, Washington is 8-4 on the OU, and Colorado is 5-7. Get all the latest Betting and Sport News updates on your social media outlets. Find us on both Facebook and Google+!
This game matches up the No. 5 (Washington Huskies) and the No. 21 (Colorado Buffaloes) teams in the league.
The game also pits Washington’s No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 44.75 PPG, against a Colorado defense that ranks No. 13 this week at 18.75 PPG. The Washington aerial game is averaging 279.58 yards per game, more than the Colorado Buffaloes secondary allows through the air, 186.08 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Colorado Buffaloes own the league’s No. 63-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 183.8 yards per game when on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 104 this week in generating rushing yards at home. Find betting value in the NCAAF sign up at Heritagesports.eu