Free Week 8 Prediction: Buffaloes vs Cardinal Odds
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(0-0) Colorado Buffaloes vs. Stanford Cardinal (0-0)
Date: Saturday, October 22nd
Time: 3:00 pm EST
Venue: Stanford Stadium, Stanford, California
NCAA Football Spread: Stanford -3.5
NCAA Betting Total: 49
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This Pac 12 game features two teams looking to make noise in their respective conference divisions.
Colorado is looking to get to bowl eligible against the Cardinal after thumping Arizona St. Stanford beat an overrated Notre Dame team to improve to 4-2.
Sefo Liufau filled in for injured QB Steven Montez and did enough to get the victory.
He was asked to throw the ball more than I Expected, and he delivered with 23 of 31 for 261 yards.
If Montez can’t go this week he will have a much bigger challenge against a Stanford defense that shut down Notre Dame’s offense in a big road win.
Phillip Lindsay broke out in a big way against the Sun Devils last week.
He ran the ball 26 times for 219 yards (8.4 ypc) and 3 scores.
He faces a Cardinal defense that has given up 142 yards per game on the ground in their last 3 contests and I look for Lindsay to hit the 100 yard mark and get a score.
Bryce Bobo has come alive in the last two weeks for the Colorado passing game.
Against Arizona St. he had 6 catches for 110 yards with a long bomb of 66 yards. He will need to use his speed to get open because the Stanford secondary is one of the best in the conference.
The Colorado defense has been the main reason for the team’s 5-2 record.
They surprisingly shut down the Arizona St. offense last week. They are giving up just 2 touchdowns per game in the last 3 games, and that includes going up against the high powered USC offense two weeks ago.
If McCafferey can’t play in this one I expect the defense to shut down the run and force Stanford to throw more than they would like to in this contest.
Ryan Burns did just enough to get Stanford the win last week against the Fighting Irish, but he has taken a beating the last 3 weeks. In this 3 game span he has been sacked 13 times.
The Cardinal can’t expect to win many games with him not getting enough time to throw the ball. Against the Buffaloes look for him to have enough time to make the big plays.
I expect the Stanford O-line to only give up 1 sack in this game.
If dynamic running back Christian McCaffrey doesn’t play in this one expect Bryce Love to carry the heavy load. He was able to pound Notre Dame for 129 yards rushing on 23 carries.
If he is able to get 20 touches in this game another 100+ yard effort isn’t out of the question.
The passing attack needs to get back on track in this game. Trenton Irwin hasn’t done much the last 3 games but he will break out and have 6 catches for over 100 yards and a score this week.
Since the Jim Harbaugh era Stanford has been known for their tough defense.
Last weekend they shut down one of the best passers in the country in Deshone Kizer. Facing a back-up QB at home? Expect the secondary to play its best game of the season.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- COLO are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Under is 7-1 in COLO last 8 conference games.
- Under is 8-3 in COLO last 11 games overall.
- STAN are 10-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- STAN are 40-19 ATS in their last 59 home games.
- Under is 39-19 in STAN last 58 games in October.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Prediction
Stanford’s defense is the key to the game, as they win a tight home game by a field goal.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Colorado ATS
The Cardinal win by a field goal and hurt Colorado’s chance at a Pac 12 title game appearance.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Stanford 21 Colorado 18
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