Colorado vs Oregon Odds: Can Colorado Continue Historic Season?

The Buffaloes Are Major Underdogs For Second Time This Season

The Colorado Buffaloes will look to continue their magical run against the Oregon Ducks on Saturday. The Buffaloes have won three straight games to begin their journey with Coach Deion Sanders, known as Primetime.

Sanders left Jackson State with his sons and many other players and created a powerhouse in Colorado. Many were skeptical, but he’s brought more joy to Colorado than anyone could imagine.

However, on the road, Colorado’s biggest test will be this weekend, against the No. 10-ranked Oregon Ducks.

The Ducks have also gone 3-0 to begin the NFL season. They’ve knocked off Portland State, Texas Tech, and Hawaii. However, that game against Texas Tech was a nail-biter. It also proved that Oregon is beatable.

Can Colorado continue to shock the world in Week 4?

Check out the Colorado vs Oregon odds for Saturday’s Pac-12 matchup between two Top-25 teams.

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Location: Autzen Stadium
Streaming: ABC

Colorado’s Win Last Week Had 9.3 Million Viewers

There’s so much to talk about with Colorado.

Deion Sanders has turned one of the worst programs into one of the best in one season.

The Buffaloes’ win total odds stood at 3.5, with the Under juiced as the favorite. However, Colorado has already won three games and would need one more to cash out tickets with the Over 3.5.

Last week, Colorado State’s Jay Norvell took a shot at Deion Sanders for talking to the media with a hat and sunglasses on. That led to Sanders saying that this game was now personal.

The back-and-forth was like a lead-up to a UFC event. Because of that, Colorado-Colorado State drew 9.3 million viewers at 10:00 p.m. EST, making it the most-watched late-night college football game ever on ESPN.

It’s doubtful that Colorado will play a game that late again. These broadcasts understand that Colorado needs to be on television when every time zone is awake.

They’ll play a 3:30 p.m. EST game against Oregon this week and already have a noon start time against USC on September 30.

USC and Colorado are on the West Coast and will play that game at 9:00 a.m. local time. That’s also a bit ridiculous. These games should be held at 3:30 or 7:00 in Pac 12.

Still, I don’t think we’ll see a 10:00 start time again for the Colorado Buffaloes after last Saturday’s viewership.

Deion Sanders Respects Oregon’s Dan Lanning!

Deion Sanders doesn’t ultimately give much credit to his peers. He likes to think that he’s the best. There’s no problem with that.

However, during his press conference on Tuesday, Sanders mentioned that he has a lot of respect for Dan Lanning despite Lanning’s comments in the preseason.

Lanning said that Colorado hadn’t won anything to affect the Pac-12. He even doubled down on that on Tuesday and said he has no regrets for his comments made in the preseason.

Lanning also said he’s amazed by how well Sanders has done in Colorado in such a short time. But his players won’t back down, per his press conference.

“I know our players are pumped to get out there. I think Coach Sanders has done a great job,” Lanning said. “He’s created a lot of momentum, and they’ve done phenomenally in their first three games. So it’s been a fun one for us.”

Meanwhile, Sanders commented similarly about Oregon’s program in his press conference.

“I respect the heck out of this man (Lanning), what he’s accomplished, stepping in and taking over that program, not only keeping it rocking steady but accelerating it,” Sanders said. “I love who he is. I love how he runs his team and operates, so I got a lot of respect for him.”

So, we can confirm that this game won’t be personal. However, both teams are 3-0 and could use a Top-25 win in the Pac-12 for a potential College Football Playoff berth. This is a big game.

However, oddsmakers don’t really think the Buffaloes have a chance against the Ducks when looking at the Colorado vs Oregon odds. Still, the NCAAF scores have been far from oddsmakers’ Colorado predictions this year.

Colorado vs Oregon Odds

The Colorado Buffaloes’ college football schedule will only get more difficult from here. The Buffaloes are currently +21 against the spread against Oregon, with the total sitting at 71.

Oddsmakers expect a blowout win from Oregon at home against Colorado. But they also expected a blowout win from TCU in Week 1 against Colorado and thought Colorado would dominate Colorado State in Week 3.

The odds for Colorado’s games have been all over the place. So far, the public has won their Buffaloes NCAAF picks. The public will likely ride out that momentum into this game against Oregon.

Colorado covered its first two games but only won, 43-35, against Colorado State in overtime as a 22.5-point favorite.

Meanwhile, the Over has hit in two of three games to start the season.

On the other hand, Oregon has covered the spread in their first three games, earning blowout wins against Portland State and Hawaii. On the road, they also earned a -4.5 cover against Texas Tech in an eight-point win.

The Ducks Will Win, But Can They Cover?

Oregon is undoubtedly the better team in this game. The Ducks have averaged nearly 600 yards of offense behind Bo Nix. Nix has thrown for almost 900 yards and eight touchdowns and hasn’t thrown an interception. He’s playing behind one of the best offensive lines in America.

Meanwhile, Bucky Irving has rushed for eight yards a carry on 27 attempts this season. He’s also added three touchdowns for Oregon this season.

They’ll take on a Colorado defense that has struggled against the run. They’ve allowed 195.3 yards per game on the ground. That’s an area where Oregon can exploit the Buffalo defense.

On the other hand, Colorado doesn’t have much of a running game. The passing game will also be without Travis Hunter for a few weeks. The Buffaloes have averaged 418 yards per game in the air behind Shedeur Sanders. However, he’s going up against an Oregon secondary that has held teams to just 158.7 yards per game in the air.

Sanders has never seen a secondary as good as Oregon in his career. He’s thrown for 1251 yards and has ten touchdowns with just one interception. He must make good reads and protect the football in the passing game.

The good news is that his offensive line has also played very well throughout the start of the season despite all the sacks they’ve allowed.

Let’s Go Buffaloes!

The Colorado Buffaloes likely won’t win on Saturday. The Ducks can go toe-to-toe with Colorado offensively and have a much more consistent defense heading into this game.

Colorado has been good at forcing turnovers throughout the season. But Bo Nix hasn’t thrown one interception. If anything, the Buffaloes’ coverage is the best portion of the defense. But Nix can use his feet and make quality decisions to earn yardage when needed.

He’s also not easy trying to stop Troy Franklin, who has nearly 300 yards receiving on 17 catches with three touchdowns.

However, Oregon hasn’t been effectively rushing the passer to start the season. The coverage unit will break down if Sanders has time in the pocket.

Colorado should cover the 21-point spread; the Over is the likely outcome.

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