Free Week 5 Prediction: Ducks vs Buffaloes Odds
Week 5 College football betting sees the Oregon Ducks taking on the Colorado Buffaloes Saturday, October 3rd at Folsom Field. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Oregon Ducks (2-2) vs. Colorado Buffaloes (3-1)
Date: Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Folsom Field, Colorado
NCAA Football Spread: Oregon -7.5
NCAA Betting Total: 70.5
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The Oregon Ducks have not looked good this season. That’s just a fact. This squad came into the year as the No. 6 team in the country, yet it’s struggled on defense to stop anyone from doing whatever they want, and it’s offense has uncharacteristically struggled to put points on the board at the rate we’re used to seeing.
I guess that’s what happens when you lose your best player in program history and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback to the NFL.
At this point, Oregon needs a confidence booster. Even in its wins, the team has given up too many points and too many yards to receivers.
Aside from a loss last weekend (an embarrassing, historically awful loss) to Utah, the Ducks were dealt even more bad news when they found out stud wide receiver is likely lost for the year.
The good news is that the team really can’t play much worse than it did last week. The sexy headline this week has been that there’s a quarterback controversy in Eugene, but the truth is that Vernon Adams’ backup Jeff Lockie really didn’t do anything to separate himself from the transfer with his three-quarter showing against the Utes.
Overall, the Ducks will find out that Colorado isn’t on the level of Utah and that they themselves are not as bad as they looked in Week 4.
Look for a bounce-back performance on the road, and a desperately needed one at that.
Colorado may have lost its season opener to the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, 28-20, but it’s looked solid since dropping that initial contest.
Since Week 1, the Buffaloes have gone 3-0, racking up wins against UMASS, CSU and NICH, scoring 48 points in two of the three victories.
Against Oregon, this group deserves to feel confident. If the defense we’ve seen thus far from the Ducks shows up at Folsom, there’s a good chance Colorado will push toward another 40-point showing.
The over in this one appears to be a safe bet even as high as it stands, but look for the team to fall a bit too far behind in the second half to cover the spread.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Ducks are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 conference games.
- Ducks are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Ducks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home.
- Ducks are 8-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Buffaloes are 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 games in October.
- Buffaloes are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Buffaloes are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a SU win of more than 20 points.
- Buffaloes are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Over is 7-0-1 in Ducks last 8 games following a double-digit loss at home.
- Over is 7-1-1 in Ducks last 9 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Over is 4-0 in Buffaloes last 4 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- Over is 5-0 in Buffaloes last 5 games in October.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Prediction
Give this one to the Ducks, and give it to them in double-digit fashion. This group needs a confidence booster, and it’s going to get it on the road at Folsom.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Oregon -7.5
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