Oregon at Colorado: 12/19/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Colorado Buffaloes (4-1) vs Oregon Ducks (3-2)
Game Info: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 9:00 pm (United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)
Betting Odds: Colorado Buffaloes +9 -- Over/Under: 61.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Oregon Ducks and the Colorado Buffaloes face off in a college showdown at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.
Both of these teams probably wish they were in the Pac 12 title game so there has to be some questions about motivation.
The Oregon Ducks probably expected to be in the Pac 12 Championship game this season but they haven’t been great this season. Oregon won their first three games of the season but since that point they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against Cal the offense could only manage 17 points and that led to the loss. The Ducks put up 14 points in the second quarter, but that was really the only quarter they found success in and that led to the loss. On the season Oregon is averaging 34.2 points per game while their defense is giving up 28 points per game. At quarterback, Oregon is led by Tyler Shough and he comes into this game having thrown for 1389 yards, 11 touchdowns, and four interceptions.
On the other side of this matchup is Colorado who had a chance at the Pac 12 title game, but they lost Utah in the last game. Colorado won their first four games of the season and each of those four games they covered the spread.In the first two games of the year Colorado were underdogs. Colorado is averaging 29.6 points per game while their defense is giving up 27 points per game. At quarterback, Colorado is led by Sam Noyer and he comes into this game having thrown for 1000 yards, six touchdowns, and five interceptions. Colorado is averaging 218.4 yards per game on the ground and they are going to need to be able to control the pace of this game with their run game.
Oregon is 24-9 against the spread in their last 33 games on grass. The under is 7-1 in Colorado’s last 8 neutral site games.
Oregon just lost to call, there is no chance I am laying this type of number with them. Colorado’s defense is going to have enough success to cover this spread.