Colorado Vs Washington Spread & ATS PickJosh Bailey
The ninth-ranked Colorado Buffaloes will hit the road to take on the fourth-ranked Washington Huskies in a huge Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday night that will undoubtedly have College Football Playoff implications for the Huskies. The Week 13 NCAAF Colorado vs Washington Pac-12 title spread favors the Huskies by 7-points to beat the Buffaloes.
Kick-off is this Friday, December 2 at 9:00 PM ET, live from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California with the matchup airing on FOX. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the most value in this intriguing pairing.
Colorado Buffaloes Vs Washington Huskies Spread & ATS Pick
What: No. 9 Colorado Buffaloes (10-2) at No.4 Washington Huskies (11-1)
When: Friday, December 2, 2016
Start Time: 9:00 PM ET
Where: Santa Clara, CA
Stadium: Levi’s Stadium
Spread: Washington -7
Moneyline: Colorado +255 vs Washington -310
Game Total: N/A
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Colorado vs Washington
Why Bet The Colorado Buffaloes To Beat The Washington Huskies
The Colorado Buffaloes (10-2 SU, 10-2 ATS) got past dangerous Utah 27-22 this past Saturday though they failed to cover the 10.5-point spread just as I expected. Quarterback Sefo Liufau completed 23 of 44 passes for 270 yards and one touchdown to lead the Buffs to victory while rushing for 59 yards and another score on 21 carries.
This season, Colorado is averaging 34.8 points per game to rank 36th nationally in scoring as Liufau has completed an impressive 64.6 percent of his passes for 2150 yards with 11 touchdowns and just three interceptions.
Colorado has one of the best running backs in all of college football with Phillip Lindsay rushing for 1,136 yards and 15 touchdowns. The dual-threat Liufau has added 483 yards and seven rushing scores for the Buffaloes. Defensively, Colorado has been rock-solid in limiting the opposition to just 18.8 points per game to rank an impressive 13th nationally in points allowed.
Why Bet The Washington Huskies To Beat The Colorado Buffaloes
The Huskies (11-1 SU, 6-6 ATS) have won two straight and pounded the hell out of in-state rival Washington State 45-17 last Saturday as quarterback Jake Browning completed 21 of 29 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns while running back Lavon Coleman added two rushing scores and fellow back Myles Gaskin, one rushing score.
This season, Washington has been phenomenal in putting up a stellar 44.8 points per game to rank third nationally in scoring. Browning has had a Heisman trophy kind of campaign by completing 65.0 percent of his passes for 3,162 yards with a jaw-dropping 40 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.
The Huskies also have one of the nation’s very best running backs in Gaskin who has rushed for 1,180 yards and 10 touchdowns while backup Lavon Coleman has added 735 rushing yards and a half-dozen scores.
Washington has also been outstanding defensively this season by limiting its opponents to just 17.8 points per game to rank 11th nationally in point allowed.
Colorado Vs Washington ATS Pick
While I’m certainly not expecting a very good Colorado team to roll over against Washington in this matchup, I’m not down with the 51 percent of public bettors that like the Buffaloes to cover the spread.
For me, Washington is clearly the better team on both sides of the ball and should win this matchup by 10 points at the very least. The Huskies have a quarterback that doesn’t run the ball over in Jake Browning and a pair of running backs that may be the best tandem in the country.
Throw in some lock-down defense and some desperation to reach the four-team College Football Playoff and I can see the Huskies getting the big win and ATS cover.
Colorado is 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 conference games, but Washington is 6-1 ATS in their last seven games in the month of December and 4-1 ATS in their last five games after allowing less than 100 rushing yards in their previous game.
With the Favorite in this Pac-12 rivalry going 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings and the Buffaloes going 0-6 ATS in the last six meetings, I say Washington wins and covers the spread!