3-0 Colorado Buffaloes Face Major Test Against 10th-Ranked Oregon Ducks

This Saturday at 3:30 PM, the 19th-ranked Colorado Buffaloes will face their second test of the season when they travel to play the 10th-ranked Oregon Ducks in Eugene’s Autzen Stadium.

After reeling off a major upset victory over the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs in game one, the Buffaloes have gotten past the Nebraska Cornhuskers and rival Colorado State Rams in consecutive weeks.

Legal college football betting sites have produced lines for this weekend’s game that favor the Ducks by 20.5.

Colorado vs. Oregon Betting Line

  • Buffaloes Point Spread: +20.5
  • Buffaloes Moneyline: +700
  • Oregon Point Spread: -20.5
  • Oregon Moneyline: -1200
  • Over/Under: 71.5

Colorado is 2-1 against the spread this season. They were favored by 23 against CSU, but the game went to double overtime, and the Buffaloes ended up winning by 8.

Oregon is 3-0 ATS. After annihilating Portland by a score of 81-7, they covered against Texas Tech, winning 38-30, and obliterated Hawaii 55-10.

2023 Heisman Trophy Odds

  • Caleb Williams +400
  • Quinn Ewers +500
  • Michael Penix Jr. +600
  • Sam Hartman +700
  • Shedeur Sanders +1200

Featured in the 2023 Heisman odds is Colorado QB Shadeur Sanders at +1200. Sanders’ odds place him as fifth. Here are Shedeur Sanders’ stats after three games.

Shedeur Sanders Statistics

  • 136 attempts
  • 107 completions
  • 80.9% completion percentage
  • 1,251 yards
  • 10 touchdowns
  • 1 interception
  • 1 rushing touchdown

A loss will mean missing the college football playoffs for the Buffaloes, as their strength of schedule does not place enough quality opponents in front of them going forth in 2023.

While Oregon and Colorado rank 10th and 18th in the AP Top 25, respectively, their standings differ slightly when compared to the current CFP futures odds.

2024 College Football Championship Odds

  • Georgia+240
  • Michigan +400
  • Florida State +750
  • Texas +900
  • Ohio State +1200
  • USC +1400
  • Notre Dame +1600
  • Penn State +1600
  • Washington +2500
  • Oregon +2800
  • LSU +2800
  • Alabama +3300
  • Oklahoma +3300
  • Clemson +7500
  • Miami +7500
  • Colorado +9000

The Ducks are still tenth overall, but the Buffaloes are coming in at 16th.

If the Ducks are victorious, they’ll likely enter the top ten, as there are several marquee matchups in college football this weekend where ranked teams face each other. If Colorado wins, they can begin entertaining thoughts of capturing the Pac-12 title and perhaps claiming a CFP bid. It is very likely that football betting in Colorado will see an uptick with the Buffaloes’ growing popularity under Coach Prime.

Sources – ESPN, Bovada Sportsbook, BetOnline Sportsbook