Free Week 4 Prediction: Buffaloes vs Ducks Odds
Looking for Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oregon Ducks free picks? Week 4 College football betting sees the Buffaloes taking on the Ducks on Saturday September 24th at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(2-1) Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oregon Ducks (2-1)
Date: Saturday, September 24th
Time: 5:30 pm EST
Venue: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon
NCAA Football Spread: Ducks -10.5
NCAA Betting Total: 68.5
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Both of these teams lost last week on the road against Big Ten opponents.
The Buffs covered at Michigan while the Ducks pushed at Nebraska.
Colorado was impressive for a half while Oregon lacked that spark we are used to seeing. If the Buffs truly are improved we should expect another strong performance. Many like their trajectory.
The Huskies are the superior team in this one, but War Memorial Stadium is notoriously a tricky place to play for visiting schools, even with its modest 29,000 person capacity.
Also, despite a daunting 2016 schedule, Wyoming is considerably more talented than the past couple of seasons. It should translate into an outcome that won’t be a breeze for the visiting Huskies, at the very least.
The Buffs gave a scare at Michigan last week, they were up 21-7 in the first quarter and wound up covering, barely, losing by 17. They were essentially two teams though, one that came out like a house on fire early and faded late.
They might have been able to hold on better and longer had they been able to run the ball – they averaged less than 2 yards per carry.
They made money for backers but it is hard to gauge how to look at the game.
Oregon is not near the defensive team that Michigan is so this game should be more back and forth throughout. Quarterback Seo Liufau has been really good this week but he is questionable with an ankle injury.
Backup Steven Montez looked fine against the likes of Idaho State but was 0 for 7 against Michigan after being forced into action.
You definitely cannot get behind Colorado if Liufau isn’t able to play effectively.
Oregon lost last week at Nebraska, yet another indicator that the program is just not where it was a few years ago. They are just not as explosive offensively even though their overall numbers are good.
Dakota Prukop is the second consecutive FCS transfer to helm the Ducks.
His numbers against the Cornhuskers were not good. He ran the ball 20 times which is way too much for quarterback who can be effective but is far from a dynamic runner.
As a passer his impact was negligible.
RB Royce Freeman is elite but he is questionable for this one. Oregon loves to run the ball and if he can’t go it will mean more opportunities for Kani Benoit. That is not a bad thing. On just 6 carries against Nebraska he rippled off 100 yards even.
Olympian Devon Allen is also a big play threat averaging 34y yards per catch this season.
You have to be able to tackle against the Ducks.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- OREGON is 6-2 against the spread versus COLORADO since 1992
- OREGON is 6-2 straight up against COLORADO since 1992
- 5 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992
- OREGON is 2-0 against the spread versus COLORADO over the last 3 seasons
- OREGON is 2-0 straight up against COLORADO over the last 3 seasons
- 2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Free Week 4 NCAA Football Prediction
Colorado is looking to prove they are finally to be taken seriously and a win at Oregon would definitely do that. Oregon is not quite as dominant at home usually losing one unexpected game at Autzen per season.
Could this be the one.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Oregon -10.5
The Buffs QB is the key here. Right now there is no clear indication of his status.
The same goes for Freeman but the Ducks are in much better shape to absorb the loss. Look for Oregon to rebound off the win and if everyone is healthy for this game to go well over the total. If.
Week 4 Free Score Prediction: Oregon 49 – Colorado 24
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