Colorado vs Utah ncaaf prediction

NCAAF Colorado Buffaloes vs Utah Utes Prediction 11/25/2023

The Colorado Buffaloes (4-7) travel to face off against the Utah Utes (7-4) on Saturday, November 25th. This game will be played at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City and televised on PACN. Both Colorado and Utah will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00 ET.

Colorado Buffaloes vs Utah Utes

The Colorado Buffaloes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, Colorado took on Washington State and lost by a score of 56-14. The Buffaloes trailed Washington State by -35 going into the 4th quarter. In the loss vs. Washington State, quarterback Shedeur Sanders concluded with a QB rating of 121.25, connecting on 6 of 10 passes for 86 yards. He also added one touchdown to his performance.

Colorado and Washington State combined for 70 points in the game, which was enough to surpass the over/under line of 59.5 points. In addition to losing straight-up, Colorado did not cover the spread as 4-point underdogs.

With a 4-7 record, the Colorado Buffaloes take on Utah. Their road record so far is (2-3) and at home (1-3).

Heading into this week’s matchup with Utah, the Buffaloes have been favored in two games and the underdog in seven. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 6-2-1. Over 11 games, the average over/under line for Colorado’s games has been 61.6 points. The total score in these matchups has averaged 65.1 points, resulting in an OU record of 4-5.

The Utah Utes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Utah fell behind early in their most recent game vs. Arizona, trailing 21-0 after the first quarter. The Utes ended up losing 42-18. In their previous game, quarterback Bryson Barnes made 53 passing attempts against Arizona. He concluded the game with 320 passing yards, completing 58.5% of his passes. Additionally, he had two interceptions during the loss.

Not only did Utah lose straight-up in this matchup, but they also lost vs. the spread as 2.5-point underdogs. Combining for 60 points, the teams exceeded the line of 46.5 points.

So far, the Utah Utes are 7-4, including going 2-3 on the road and 4-1 at home.

Against the spread, Utah has gone 6-4 this season. The Utes have been favored five times compared to five games as the underdog. This season, Utah has posted an over/under record of 5-5 through 11 games. On average their games have combined for 44.6 points.

Colorado Offense Breakdown

The Buffaloes come into their matchup vs. Utah 81st in college football at 340 rushing attempts per game. This has translated to an average of 71.9 rushing yards per game, placing them 128th nationally. Additionally, they’ve been airing it out 40.9 times each game, accumulating an average of 301 passing yards. In terms of scoring, they stand 48th, with 29.2 points per game.

With 3230 passing yards and a completion percentage of 69.1%, quarterback Shedeur Sanders leads the team in passing. His average yards per pass attempt stands at 7.5.

Utah Offense Breakdown

Heading into their matchup vs. Colorado, the Utes’ offense is averaging 179.1 rushing yards per game, along with 4 yards per attempt. They currently hold the 37th rank in rushing yards and 104th rank in passing yards, amassing an average of 183.8 yards per game. In terms of scoring, Utah is at 24.6 points per game, which is 68th in the NCAA.

Bryson Barnes is the team’s leading passer this season, racking up 1517 yards while averaging 11.3 per completion. His completion rate for the year stands at 58.5%, with 12 touchdowns.

Colorado Team Defense

Defensively, the Buffaloes enter the game with 27 sacks and ranked 1st in QB hurries. They’ve allowed 35.9 points per game thus far this season (149th). In terms of pass defense, they’re 180th in the NCAA, giving up 296.5 passing yards per game. Against the run, Colorado has allowed 168.9 rushing yards per contest thus far.

Utah Team Defense

The Utah defense holds the 74th position in points allowed, allowing 20 points per game. Teams have an average of 224.3 passing yards per game against them (92nd nationally). In terms of rushing, they’ve given up 88.7 rushing yards, placing them 11th in college football.

Colorado vs Utah Trends

  • When playing on the road, Colorado has an ATS mark of 2-2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Looking across Utah’s three most recent home games, they are 2-1 against the spread.
  • In the five most recent times they were the underdog, Utah has put together an ATS record of 2-3.
  • The previous ten time that Colorado was favored, they are 4-5-1 against the spread.

Colorado vs Utah Prediction

Utah’s offense has been below average when it comes down to third-down conversions. I’m not banking on a sudden improvement, and I’m leaning towards Colorado +22.

So far this season, Colorado’s games have combined for 65.1 points. With the over/under line sitting at 52.5, I’m taking the over.

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