Betting Line: Colorado-West Virginia Spread Pick Preview

Colorado takes on West Virginia on ESPN. The college football odds has West Virginia -17.5, though Bodog has -17 -115. The total is 54.5 to 55.

Colorado is 1-2 straight up and against the spread. WVU is 2-1 straight up, both wins at home and 1-1 to the number. Both lined games have gone over.

The Buffaloes are horrible on both sides of the ball. On offense they get 3.1 yards per rush against teams normally allowing 4.3 and 5.6 passing yards per attempt to 6.3.

Defensively they allow a scary 4.5 yards per rush against teams normally allowing 4.0 and 9.0 yards per pass to 7.0.

The Mountaineers just roll along getting 5.2 yards per rush against teams normally allowing 4.3 and 9.0 yards per pass to 7.8. In yards per play, West Virginia gets 7.0 to 5.8.

Defensively they allow just 2.7 yards per rush to teams normally getting 4.3, 6.5 passing yards per attempt to 7.0 and 4.7 yards per play to 5.6.

The revenge factor is here for the Mountaineers. Fresh off a horrible loss to East Carolina, WVU was flat in a 17-14 overtime loss to Colorado last season.

Is this bulletin board material or a sign of how seriously West Virginia wants to destroy Colorado? S Roberts Sands said his Mountaineers are “looking for a goose egg. We’re going to shut them out.”

Will the Buffs be focused? Their next team games are at No. 2 Texas and hosting No. 18 Kansas, both conference foes.

It’s not a short week for either team as both squads are off a bye week.

Against the spread records: Colorado is 2-11 as road underdogs. WVU is 1-5 after getting more than 280 yards passing last game.

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