College Football Picks: Lock Colorado's Offense +2 vs. Oregon St.

Steven Suarez

Friday, October 23, 2015 7:13 PM GMT

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 7:13 PM GMT

Both Oregon State and Colorado have lost three straight games, but we'll see one of those losing streaks end this weekend. We've reviewed the college football odds and have our top picks available.

Odds Overview
The Beavers are slight favorites on the college football odds board, as they're laying 2.5 points at most of the sportsbooks we've looked over. Some sites have a spread of two available, for those that want to jump quickly (and think Colorado is the play).

A total of 59.5 points can be found on the board right now. Keep tracking SBRodds.com in order to get the best possible number you can right up until kickoff.

 

Oregon State Beavers
At 2-4 through six games, the Beavers haven't been a team to fear so far this season. Their two wins came in non-conference action against bad teams, and they've very clearly struggled once they've had to deal with more talented teams. They come in on the heels of three consecutive defeats, and they've lost each game by at least 18 points.

There's really no phase that Oregon State has excelled in. The Beavers are averaging 21 points per game (112th in the country in that regard) and are surrendering 33.5 points per game, which puts them 103rd nationally. Seth Collins has proven to be a formidable threat given his playmaking ability with his legs, but he could stand to be more consistent as a passer. That being said, it's hard to discount what he's been able to do, having already run for 486 yards and five touchdowns, both easily team-highs, through six games.

This week's assignment is, at least, a little easier than what Oregon State has been contending with in recent weeks, but Colorado will still offer a legit challenge here. At least, that's what oddsmakers think of the situation.

 

Colorado Buffaloes
The Buffaloes, despite battling hard in each loss, have fallen victim in three straight games, thus dropping to 3-4 on the season. Their wins have come over UMass, Colorado State, Nicholls State, but the losses have been to Hawaii, Oregon, Arizona State and Arizona, with the latest coming in a hard-fought 38-31 setback to the Wildcats at home.

Sefo Liufau had no trouble helping the Colorado offense move the ball versus Arizona. He completed 28-of-43 passes for 339 yards and two touchdowns, with Shay Field the preferred target, and Liufau also ran for two short scores to keep the Buffaloes competitive. Field caught eight passes for 168 yards and two scores in the loss. 

The nature of conference play has been tough on Colorado overall so far, but they've at least made a good acccount of themselves each week, refusing to get blown out. The Buffaloes are going to make some noise down the stretch, as long as Liufau continues to play well. He's got a lot of weapons to help the cause, helping Colorado to be one of the most balances offenses in college football.

 

NCAA Football Pick
We like the Buffaloes in this matchup and think they have a strong chance of winning straight up. That means we'll gladly jump on the opportunity to back them as underdogs on the NCAA football betting lines board.

The thing about Colorado is that they've at least been competitive in most of their losses this season, and they've already played some stiff competition. Meanwhile, Oregon State has gotten destroyed in each of their defeats, and their only wins came against pretty weak competition. As a result, we don't have as much confidence in the Beavers at this time.

So, even though the Beavers will be the home team, we're higher on the Buffaloes, and we'll be on them to cover as small underdogs as our college football pick

College Football Pick: Colorado +2  at BetOnline

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