Thankfully for the Colorado Buffaloes their miserable season ends tomorrow with a showdown against Pac-12 South rival Utah at Folsom Field in Boulder (3:00pm ET start time, FX). Friday College Football Utah at Colorado Odds are favoring the 4-7 Utes at -22.5 against the spread; the Over/Under is set at 53 points. The Buffaloes are a +1350 moneyline play ($100 wins $1350) to register their second win of the season.
Colorado has, indeed, been dreadful this season, ranking 121st in offense (291.7 yards per game) and 122nd in defense (502.4 yards per game allowed), which explains how it has reached tomorrow’s finale with just one win to its credit.
However, bettors who paid close attention to the 2012 Buffaloes are sad to see this day come. The odds makers struggled all season long to get a full grasp on Colorado’s wretchedness; a fact which is reflected in the team’s 2-9 against the spread mark. Yes, one of the most reliable teams in the nation is on the verge of hanging up its cleats for the season, ending a near weekly pay day for those in the know.
Will the Buffs reward their faithful following one more time, though? Here’s to a big hell yes. While Utah has manufactured its own brand of stink in Salt Lake City, producing a 4-7 record in its second season as a member of the Pac-12, it does know how to play a little defense.
The Utes are a respectable 35th in the nation in yards per game allowed, giving up an average of 358.5 yards per game, but they will look more Alabama tomorrow afternoon. Colorado’s pathetic offense, which averages just 16.3 points per game, will find itself stonewalled more often than not.
Meanwhile, Utah’s shoddy offense will look like the second coming of the Oregon Ducks going against the Buffaloes defense. This may seem like a ridiculous statement, but the Utes breaking out against poor defensive teams is not without precedent as they dropped 49 points in back to back weeks against Cal and Washington State.
Free Pick: Take Utah -22.5.
Utah at Colorado College Football Odds:
Utah Utes -22.5 (-110), Over 53 (-110), -2300 (Moneyline)
Colorado Buffaloes +22.5 (-110), Under 53 (-110), +1350 (Moneyline)
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