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College Football Betting Preview: Oregon Ducks vs. Colorado Buffaloes
September 23, 2023
This matchup features a pair of Top 25 and undefeated Pac-12 teams when the 3-0 and #19-ranked Colorado Buffaloes travel to take on the #10-ranked and 3-0 Oregon Ducks on Saturday afternoon in week 4 of the college football season.
Colorado is 3-0 this season with wins at home against the Nebraska Cornhuskers by a score of 36-14 and the Colorado State Rams by a score of 43-35 while winning on the road against the TCU Horned Frogs by a score of 45-42 while the Oregon Ducks enter this game with a record of 3-0 following wins at home against the Portland State Vikings by a score of 81-7 and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors by a score of 55-10 while winning on the road against the Texas Tech Red Raiders by a score of 38-30. Which team will remain undefeated with a win in this matchup on Saturday afternoon? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.
The Colorado Buffaloes enter this game ranked 19
in the AP Poll and 19
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 3-0 following a 43-35 win at home against the Colorado State Rams while failing to cover the 23-point spread as a home favorite in week 4 of the college football season. Colorado scored 43 points while compiling 418 total yards offensively which included 348 passing yards and 70 rushing yards while allowing 35 points and 499 total yards defensively which included 397 passing yards and 102 rushing yards.
Shedeur Sanders led the team in passing, completing 38 of 47 attempts for 348 yards with four touchdowns and an interception while rushing for three yards. Dylan Edwards led the team in rushing with 10 carries for 57 yards while adding six receptions for 17 yards. Xavier Weaver led the team in receiving, catching nine of 12 targets for 98 yards and a touchdown.
Oregon enters this game ranked 10
in the AP Poll and 11
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 3-0 following a 55-10 win at home against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors while covering the 38.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 3 of the college football season. The Ducks scored 55 points while compiling 560 total yards offensively which included 350 passing yards and 210 rushing yards while allowing 10 points and 201 total yards defensively which included 142 passing yards and 59 rushing yards.
Bo Nix led the team in passing, completing 21 of 27 attempts for 247 yards and three touchdowns while adding 14 rushing yards. Noah Whittington led the team in rushing with five carries for 80 yards and a touchdown while adding three receptions for 23 yards. Troy Franklin led the team in receiving, catching four of seven targets for 83 yards.
BookMaker has the Oregon Ducks listed as 21-point favorites at home against the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday afternoon in week 4 of the college football season. Oregon has won nine of the last ten including the previous three matchups while going 8-2 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. Colorado is 2-1 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS on the road, and 1-0 ATS as an underdog this season while the Oregon Ducks are 3-0 ATS overall, 2-0 ATS at home, and 3-0 ATS as a favorite on the year.
Oregon is the superior team this season and has been the dominant team in the series, winning nine of the last ten and two of the last three games. The Ducks are 8-2 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Oregon Ducks are 3-0 ATS overall this season while the Colorado Buffaloes are 2-1 ATS overall this season. I look for those trends to continue which is why I am taking the Oregon Ducks -21 on Saturday afternoon in week 4 of the college football season on BookMaker.
Spooky Express Pick: Oregon Ducks -21
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