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Washington Huskies at Colorado Buffaloes: Betting Guide

A lot of points are on the line for the Pac-12 Conference showdown between the Washington Huskies and Colorado Buffaloes, but which side of the line presents the best value for college football picks?

  • Game: Washington (4-6, 3-4 Pac-12) at Colorado (3-7,2-5 Pac-12)
  • Location: Folsom Field, Boulder, CO
  • Day/Time: Saturday, 3 p.m. ET
  • Television: Pac 12

Betting Lines

Team Point Spread Moneyline Over/Under
Washington Huskies -6½ -105 -250 43 -110u
Colorado Buffaloes +6½ -105 +210 43 -110u


The Huskies and Buffalos last collided in 2019. Colorado took the victory 20-14, earning its first win over Washington in 10 meetings. Washington has the 9-1 edge with the Huskies’ last win (27-13) coming in 2018.

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Washington Huskies

Next game: vs. Washington State

Last Game

The Washington Huskies are coming off a 35-30 loss to Arizona State in Week 12 of the NCAAF season, marking their second straight loss in as many weeks. As a result, Washington slipped to a 4-6 record overall and 3-4 in the Pac-12.

Washington closed as the 6½-point home underdogs on college football lines and covered in the loss to Arizona State, but the Huskies are only 3-7-0 against the spread (ATS). This run of form includes a 1.6 winning margin on average and -2.6 differential versus the spread.

Washington’s average winning margin is skewed substantially by a 52-3 win over Arkansas State in Week 3. The remaining wins against California, Arizona and Stanford were decided by no more than seven points. OVerall, Washington ranks 114th in total yards (328.1) and 107th in scoring (22.8).

Injury Report

Washington hasn’t reported any new injuries this week.

Colorado Buffaloes

Next game: at Utah

Last Game

The Colorado Buffaloes lost to UCLA 44-20 last Saturday on the road. Following the dispirited loss, the Buffaloes slipped to their third loss in their last four games and seventh overall.

From start to finish, the Buffaloes were overwhelmed and in the second half they were held pointless. The oddsmakers spotted the Buffaloes 18 points for this game, but they didn’t even come close to covering the point spread.

Overall, Colorado ranks 126th in total yards (275.9) and 119th in scoring (19.2). Colorado is 4-6-0 ATS with an average losing margin of 8.3 and a -2.6 differential versus the spread.

Injury Report

Running back Ashaad Clayton (undisclosed) and cornerback Nigel Bethel Jr. (knee) are out indefinitely. Linebacker Guy Thomas (lower body) and linebacker Nate Landman (undisclosed) are questionable. Wide receiver Montana Lemonious-Craig (undisclosed) and lineback Joshka Gustav (undisclosed) are out for the season.

Betting on the Game

Washington’s bowl eligibility hangs by a thread and the outcome of this Saturday’s clash against Colorado will play a factor in their fate. Washington will be led by interim head coach Bob Gregory for a second straight game after Jimmy Lake was fired following the 35-30 loss to Arizona State.

Colorado’s slim bowl aspirations were shredded to pieces following the 44-20 loss to UCLA, and that leaves the Buffaloes with nothing to play for save playing spoilers. Problem with that notion is the fact that Colorado is struggling in most facets of the game, and especially on offense (ranks last in the Pac-12 in total offense). Their struggles take the shine off of their odds for online sports betting picks.

Neither team is particularly awesome, but Washington has a bit more talent and something to play for still. With the university drawing a line under the Lake incident, the team might be able to move forward positively. So, Washington to win is the choice bet, but with moneyline odds of -250, it’s way too much money to risk for a game that is far from a sure thing.

The best bet at the sportsbook exchange is the point spread. The 6½ points is a lot, but given that Colorado’s probably feeling deflated right now, the Huskies could capitalize by delivering a commanding win. Put it this way: Washington to cover at -6½ feels more reasonable than Colorado to cover at +6½.

The game total is set to 43 points, suggesting a low-scoring game. However, with the Huskies putting up 30 points last weekend in their first game with interim coach Gregory in charge, it might be just that the offense will get going again. Add to that the fact that it’s going to face a defense that just allowed 44 points in its last game and an average of 43.3 points in its last three games, this could turn into a bit of a high-scoring game contrary to the odds.

Final Score: Washington Huskies 32, Colorado Buffaloes 21

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